Today is my first day back on my computer for almost two weeks. As many of you know, I had eye surgery on the fifteenth. My eyes were swollen shut except for a tiny slit. My last thought in the world would be to get on the computer. I couldn’t see to do anything. This included reading and watching TV, so I listened to music while I iced my face.
My husband said I looked like I had gone a dozen rounds with Mohammad Ali. I felt like that too. The whole idea was to get rid of this constant eye drip and the only way was surgery. I have to use eye drops and ointment for another ten days. The ointment is like looking through a foggy cloud. Imagine putting Vaseline in your eye. You get the picture.
I’ve iced my face for at least fifty hours now. Everything is getting better slowly. Tomorrow is my first day back at work after this ordeal. I’ll be wearing sunglasses for a while and have permission to do so. Otherwise, I would have to talk about my face all day. No thanks.
This time of year probably isn’t the season to undergo surgery like this, but I have no family close by so I wanted to get it over with. I could still talk to them by phone and it doesn’t matter what I look like then.
So for anyone who receives cards from me, I apologize for falling off the wagon this year. I didn’t even put out holiday decorations nor do any cooking.
I’m sleeping in a recliner until my stitches come out on the second. Actually, I’ve found this arrangement to be much easier on my back, which is a good thing because exercise is out right now too. Usually that’s the only thing that can get me moving in the morning.
I’ll give you more of a story on this whole trial when I can see well.
I hope you all had a very Happy Yule and Merry Christmas, as well as a great upcoming New Year, which is right around the corner.