I have a corneal abrasion. I don't even know if it is possible for me to describe the pain that this is causing me. It is unreal. I am unable to wear a contact in my left eye for a couple of days, thus blurring my vision because I am much too vain to wear my glasses. I hate my glasses.
I began feeling some discomfort in my eye and it started watering profusely on Tuesday night and when I took my contact out, it literally felt like I had been stabbed in the eye. It was enflamed and so red. I took some pain reliever and tried to ignore the pain but any source of light that hit it made me shudder with pain. I woke up on Wednesday and got ready for work, still in pain. The drive to work was horrible because the sunlight was just causing water to pour from my eye. I got to work and the pain ensued. It was then that I decided that it might be a good idea to call my eye Doctor. So, I called and told the nurse what was going on and she said "Come in immediately." That, I did.
He gave me some drops to ease the pain but said that my eye looked pretty bad and that I shouldn't wear a contact for a few days, so it can heal. I took the day off of work and slept all day long.
Today, it still feels as though something is scratching the top of my eye everytime I blink. Blinking is obviously necessary but so inconvenient right now. Ugh.
Tomorrow I have to go and renew my drivers license and I'd rather not have a red, squinty eye in my new picture. My grandparents are coming in town tomorrow because my Grandma's Birthday is tomorrow and mine is on Monday, so we are planning to go to The Fish House (my absolute favorite seafood restaurant!) to celebrate and I'd rather not have a red, squinty eye for that event either.
Couldn't this have happened at any other time? Hopefully by tomorrow it's all healed up. Please.
This is no fun.