Tuesday, October 16, 2012
An Interesting Weekend
Before the rain started on Saturday we were doing some touch up painting around the windows and front door. And looking at all that white paint I noticed quite a few new "floaters" in my right eye. Now, I've had floaters for awhile, more in the last two years. So I was just irritated to get so many more. Then when I went inside where it was darker, I noticed these light flashes in the corner of my eye. Not good! My eye doctor had warned me about this.
I was able to get in touch with him, even though he was out of town, and he said I could go to the emergency room or just lay down and he would see me early Monday morning. Rick was more worried than I was, but I decided to wait. And after a million pictures to my dilated eye, I was told I had a PVD (posterior vitreous detachment). Not sight-threatening and fairly common in people over 50. Another fun advantage to getting older!
It took forever for my eye to un-dilate. I went to work looking like an alien:) I couldn't see well and the younger women I work with kept asking me if I was OK. (The doctor said I shouldn't lift anything over 5 pounds.) I have to go back to see him in a month, there is still a chance of a tear in the retina. Yikes!
So except for seeing spiders and gnats all the time (the floaters) I'm doing alright. The house is decorated for fall, the house trim is painted, and now that the rain has stopped I can get the gardens cleaned up for winter.