I am one happy girl. Half blind girl... but a happy girl.
Of course, my weekend was swamped & busy & I was running around from the minute I walked out of my office on Friday until late on Sunday night because.... hello... Walking Dead. Got home late after a friend had a Walking Dead watch party. We knew we were going to need each other for this.....
An even better reason to love vacation - sleeping in.
But anyways - back to what I was getting at....
Friday, after lunch at work, I started having some weird stuff happen to my eyes. I was having these flashes. & then spots. Like legit spots... EVERYWHERE. I told Ricky it was like someone took a picture & took a Sharpie & just went to town dabbing dots all over it - that's what I was seeing - out of my right eye. It was literally making me freak out.
I then started getting like tunnel vision. The side of my eye was getting darker & darker & then my full eye was getting cloudy & I couldnt focus on anything.
Yep... full fledge panic attack at that point.
Except I had a photo session to do Friday night. Had to reel it in.
& luckily, it was with people I love. Cousins from Ricky's side. I just love this family & these kids. It made it easier when I walked in their house & I told her, "OK, I'm blind in one eye... let's do this"
if anything, I'm honest.
The session was quick & easy & painless... even with one eye.. & a dog in the family pictures....
& then I had to drive home & it was getting dark out ... & I could see NOTHING out of that eye.
I was talking to Ricky the whole way home & when I walked in the door, I seriously said, I'm done ... I got in bed - with my clothes on & everything.
When people say they can't ADULT ... that's exactly what this looks like. Crawling in the bed with socks & shoes on & turning off all the nights & just giving up on life.
I ended up going to sleep about 8pm... & I kept waking up throughout the night & I refused to open my bad eye. I just kept saying, "When the sun comes up, its going to be OK. I'll open my eye then"
... except it wasn't.
Ricky had to go to work on Saturday & before he left, he made me open it & nope - everything was still cloudy & foggy.
So I waited for eye doctors to open & see if I could get in.
Once I told them the situation, they got me in immediately.
It freaked me out when the eye doctor pulled up the pictures they took from behind the eye & was like, "OHHHH YEAHHHH"... ohhhhh LAAAWWDDDD is what I was thinking.
Ends up, it is a posterior vitreous detachment which sounds horrible, right?
But really, not that all uncommon.
Its basically where you get those floaters across your eyes ... & the older you get, the more you get them.
But, he said that mine was the worst he has ever seen. OF COURSE IT IS!! He even said he's read about it in books but never saw someone actually this happen too.
... see that big black part at the bottom - he said he's never seen it all gather in one place like that... & apparently its stretching over a longer area than normal. He was amazed how far out it went - it actually went further than this picture that the doctor took with my phone after I was like, "Can I take a picture to show my husband?" ... he said that where its at, its apparently in some position that is clouding my vision, hence the foggy eye I have.
He told me that it would eventually heal up - in about 2-3 weeks. Please Lord, let it be more on the 2 weeks side. I have a wedding in 2 weeks. But I made him tell me 4 times that it would heal up. That it wasn't going to stay this way forever. He assured me it would & I asked him if I could hug him because I was sure I was having a stroke & was going to die any minute.
Dramatic much?... nah....
I did end up walking out with a new pair of glasses too - bifocals... geez... so at least I made that trip a productive trip.
& my eye is still a mess. Cloudy. Looks like bugs are flying all around me.
& I had another photo session on Sunday with that. At least I know I've got this wedding under control even if it doesnt heal up totally in 2 weeks.
I tell you what... it is always something, right?
& he did tell me that since I had it in one eye, its possible & probable that its going to happen in the other eye....
OH LAWWWWDDD again. I told him to bite his tongue.
& then I wanted to ask him if he was related to the lady who called me out as a 70 year old woman last weekend, because he told me this usually happens to people over 50.
Where's my AARP card?
So ... oh yeah, I never blogged about this... I had another crown pop off last week... yeahhhhhh.... & now, I'm blind in one eye. & I just got a pair of bifocals....
I'm starting to look like a hot mess over here.
... but I'm on vacation!!!!!
I'll take it.
How was your weekend?
Have you ever had weird eye stuff happen?
How cute are those kids in that picture!!!!!