Sorry for my sporadic posting. There never seems to be enough hours in a day for everything. I’ve been working as much as I can because I’ll be having eye surgery on the fifteenth to correct my dripping eyes. I’m looking forward to this as it gets very old after several years with a runny eye situation going on. I’m constantly asked “why are you crying?” at work. I get tired of explaining to all the customers and carrying Kleenex in every pocket.
I have to admit I had this situation under control for a short while by using the correct formula of eye drops for my dry eyes, but my bottom eyelids have tipped outward just enough to let the tears flow down my face all day long, instead of into my tear ducts. This surgeon is going to tack my bottom eyelids up. I’ve been waiting about three months for this surgery, so I’m looking forward to having this problem solved, but I’m nervous at the same time. I’ve watched a lot of You Tube videos on these procedures. The doctor told me to stop doing that because it was too scary, but actually all the disclaimers I had to sign were much scarier than the videos. Of course doctors have to cover themselves for any scenario. Hopefully, none of these possible bad things will happen to me. I’m going in with a positive mind.
I’ll be off work for a minimum of four days due to swelling and black eyes. I have to sleep in a recliner for the first four-five days because I have to sleep on my back all night and there’s no way I can do that with my back issues. The recliner will be much better for me. I can’t turn over if I want to and it’ll remind me not to. I did sleep in a recliner once years ago when I broke some ribs. It’s actually not that bad.
After the surgery, I’ll have to apply ice packs to my face all day long, as well as use eye drops and ointment on the incisions and stitches. It’ll be an ordeal, but I’m hoping all goes smoothly and I’m back at work soon. I got permission from my boss to wear sunglasses while I have black eyes and stitches because it’ll sure look better than my bare face. I’ll have to update this situation later. I’m hoping the sunglasses I found are light enough to be acceptable. It’s very hard to find ones that are barely tinted.
I’m sure I’ll receive other instructions on Thursday and Friday. Right now I’ve collected all the stuff I’ll need, supposedly, so I’m ready to get this over with. I’ll be off the computer for a few days, at least, because my vision will be blurry due to the ointment. I’m sure I should rest my eyes anyway and not be looking at a computer screen. I did buy an audio book to listen to because reading will be out of the question too, as well as TV, at least for the first few days after.
This is from Pinterest and is like the fox in the backyard
We’ve had a few days in the forties and nights in the upper twenties, but nothing horrible yet, thank goodness. I really hate the cold. I know bad weather is coming soon though because December and January are the coldest months here. I was shocked when my sister told me it snowed in south Texas on Friday. They were colder than it was here. Snow is a rare event there. That makes only the third time it’s snowed there during my lifetime. I remember the first time I ever saw snow. I was about nine and it snowed only enough to cover the grass and dirt, but we kids were bundled up and out there trying to build a snowman out of whatever snow we could salvage. It was a muddy snowman, but we were very proud of ourselves for all that effort.
I can’t believe Christmas is almost here again. The years go by faster all the time. I’m so unprepared this year and, due to the circumstances, I’m not putting up a tree. I don’t have the time and I’ll be on bed-rest after this surgery anyway. I can’t bend, or do anything much for a few days. I hate to deprive the cats, but I have to. They love that tree so much, but I’m not up for sweeping up broken ornaments every day and putting the tree back together. I’m sure the rest of you are a lot more organized than I am.
Stay warm and well everyone. I'll be back as soon as I can.