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Sunday, 11 October 2015

A Little Update

In my last post, I told you that I may be away from the blog and social media for a few days, little did I know that a few days would turn into almost three weeks! I'm not ready to come back just yet, but I thought I'd give you a little update on how things are going at the moment.

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In case you missed me talking about it on social media (I don't know how cos I've been moaning so much!), I have an ulcer on my cornea. I had one on the same eye, in the same exact place actually, two years ago, and it took just over two weeks to heal. I've had this one for three weeks now and it's still pretty nasty. My eye is swollen and blood shot, my eyesight is virtually nil and it feels as though I have little shards of glass on the inside of my lids. All in all, it's a really unpleasant experience.

I've been back and forth the hospital a couple of times a week, and after two weeks of trial and error they've finally found some medication that I'm responding to. The downside to that, however, is that it's so strong that it's affecting the way I feel. It's making me really unwell and affects my sinuses, ear and right side of my face. I also have drops to dilate my pupil to help with the pain, but the side effect to those is light sensitivity and a raging headache all the time. So, with the initial problem and the side effects of my medication, I feel pretty rubbish at the moment.

It's painful to look at the screen, to write this post I've turned the brightness down as much as it will go and I'm wearing sunglasses, but I couldn't do that for too long which is why my schedule has gone to pot. I have another appointment tomorrow and expect the consultant to tell me that it's improved since last week, but it still looks horrible so I guess it'll take at least another week or two to heal enough that I can get back to blogging. I miss it so much, and I miss talking to you guys on social media even more, but I have to look after myself. I know you'd all tell me not to worry about anything and just rest anyway, because you're all fantastic like that.

Anyway, I've written far more than I intended to, so I'm off now. I really hope to be back next week or the week after, but if I'm not at least now you know why. I hope you're all doing well and I can't wait to catch up with you all very soon. I have to say that I've enjoyed writing this spur of the moment post, so don't be surprised if more of them appear from time to time.

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