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Friday, June 24, 2011

I've been blinded!

So guess what happened to me on Wednesday afternoon? Well, when Chad walked in the door after spending some time with the ole' friends around 3:30 in the afternoon, Carter opened his arms up wide as can be to give him a hug and whapped me in the eye! It hurt so gosh darn badly, I started mildly freaking out. I ran to the mirror and started scouring my eye for whatever it was that had just been flung into my precious socket, and couldn't find ANYTHING!

As the afternoon progressed, my eye started hurting more and more, and suddenly our day off together had turned into the "What on Earth is in Nicole's Eye" day. 6:00ish rolled around, and Chadly had to take off for school, leaving me ALONE at home, practically blinded, and in more pain than ever. After about 15 minutes of freaking out in solitude, I decided it was time to bring out the big guns and call my madre. At this point I was bawling my eyes out, practically hysterical, and on the phone with the emergency room. 

(Sidenote: I felt a little bit ridiculous, like I was one of those overly emotional women who couldn't handle an eyelash getting stuck in their eye, but I didn't care! It was awful!)

Anyway, the ER operator told me to call my optometrist, at which point I jumped on our stupid United Healthcare website in order to find such a thing in the Irvine area. Once I found one, I called the poor man's emergency line (which was his cell phone......sorry, fella!), where I poured my heart out to him all while crying! It was actually pretty embarrassing, but he politely gave me the info I needed: head straight into urgent care. 

My mom pulled up at the perfect time to watch Carter and Chad came home from school, thank goodness. I think he thought I was being hysterical, but you know what? I was, damnit, and I didn't care! So anyway, the urgent care doctor informed me that I had a deep cut in my EYEBALL (yuck), and had to put an EYE PATCH on me! I don't think I've ever felt as low as I did than at that moment. 

The next day (yesterday) I went to the optometrist, making Chad late for work, and then was sent to a corneal specialist. I was then forced to wear an eye patch all day yesterday, and now finally today, after a follow up with my cornea guy, I can now open the offended eye without pain! 

Literally, I don't think I've ever felt as low as yesterday and the day before. It was just one of those horrible couple of days where things just kept getting worse and worse. Thank the good Lord my family was there to help me, or else I would have been in a world of pain! It was just awful.

That was me.........kind of............hahahaha

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