Dec 7, 2007

I'm Not Dead...Yet.

Hello there. I was too sick to get around to posting yesterday. In fact, I spent most of the day laying on my couch, crying like cranky toddler. I did have to go to the ophthalmologist yesterday afternoon to have my left eye checked out. One of the risks with facial shingles is to the cornea of the eye on the affected side of the face. It is possible to have temporary or permanent blindness in that eye. Sounds super. The doctor says I have some corneal involvement and that I need to go back today so the she can see if it's getting worse. Thus far my vision seems unaffected. In fact my vision with my glasses was 20/20 in both eyes. Beyond that, my unrelenting headache continues. I am waiting for my doctor to call me with a prescription for a stronger pain-killer. I had the doctor paged last night in hopes of getting a stronger med, but he said that he couldn't call in a controlled substance and that I would have to come in and pick up a hand-written one. When I called this morning, his assistant asked me what medicine I was looking for? I thought that an odd question, since I don't recall going to medical school. I had a lot of smart-ass repsonses pop into my head, but I restrained myself. I am a grumpy patient. I just told her to ask the doctor what he thinks. Enough about that though. As I predicted last week, the super glorious reports on Christmas sales after the Thanksgiving weekend, have given way to this. I've said it before and I'll say it again, If every American emptied his or her bank account and then charged all their credit cards to the limit, it wouldn't be good enough for these people. In fact, the headline would read something like, America Consumer Spend Every Dime They Have, Retailers Worried About A Decrease For The 2008 Shopping Season. I'll keep you posted. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

8 comments:

Squirrel said...

Sorry to hear you hurt. My dentist once gave me a prescription for Vicodin. It worked. Cracking my teeth on acorns all day isn't pain free.

My village is in full shopping mode. The Merchants want you to feel really really Christmassy.

Kurt said...

I thought of you today and bought something.

bella rum said...

Call me crazy but "corneal involvement" is not one of those phrases I want to hear. Glad to hear your vision is 20/20. Take it easy. Feel better soon.

Chedwick University said...

Don't worry Dean Sneed, your super duper comprehensive health insurance will cover all of your expenses.

Steve said...

Take it easy, Merle. And tell those darn viruses to stay away from your eyes! Hope you feel better soon.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

You poor thing...
I hope you're getting to feeling better...

that's scary about the cornea and shingles....?
I didn't know that.

Reya Mellicker said...

Sending you much healing warmth and hopes for a quick recovery. Shingles is awful, really painful. I'm so sorry you're suffering so much.

Acupuncture doesn't work for everything, but it's great for shingles. Have you ever considered giving it a go?

Take good care!!

d. chedwick bryant said...

Acupuncture is great-- what a good idea.