Monday, December 26, 2005

well, I almost survived Christmas unhurt

As I was signing off the Internet for the night, Mr. Attitude came up to me in his pajamas, ready to go to bed. As he reached up to give me a hug, he accidentally poked a finger into my left eye. Ouch. The same thing has happened to me before, involving Starflower and the other eye. This time it hurts much more. So on my holiday I'm off to urgent care, with The Hermit driving.

5 comments:

Rexroth's Daughter said...

I hope you are okay, Deb. That can be very painful. Let us know how you are.

madcapmum said...

Oh dear. I hope you're alright quickly and don't look like you've been brawling!

Deb said...

Well, after an hour's wait at urgent care because the clinic is on holiday today, it turns out I have a "corneal abrasion". In layman's terms, that means the outer layer of my eye was scratched pretty good. It hurts like hell, but I got a prescription for some Tylenol + codeine, which so far isn't nearly good enough. So I add a glass of wine or two. The Hermit actually had the gall to think "okay, we're only twenty minutes away from Wal-Mart, so let's get some batteries and exchange Starflower's digital camera for something that actually works." I stayed in the van, reclining and nursing my eye. The visual stimulation at Wal Fart would have only exacerbated the injury...;)I think I may take a day or two's sick leave for this as well.

Rexroth's Daughter said...

My sister had a corneal abrasion not too long ago, which she managed to do to herself with a slip of the hand while she was holding tweezers. Ouch. It took a little while but she healed just fine. It was painful, as I recall. I hope the wine helps! It always helps me, no matter what ails me. Wishing you well.

lené said...

Eeek. Hope you're feeling better, Deb.