Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I am sure all of us who are on this journey to have a better life mentally and physically are occassionally confronted with stumbling blocks such as temptation,over indulgence,weakness,unexpected goodies at work, or treats you didn't want or need but can't say no. We all have or will have some kind of road block threatening our success during this lifestyle change.
I woke up at 1:30am with another roadblock on my way to health and fitness.
The story goes.. Around 3pm I'm driving home from Arkansas to Texas and my right eye just totally glazes over with something. I'm thinking great.. I'm getting a migraine.. so I get a tissue and dry my eye and keep driving. It continues to exude this "stuff" out of my eye...YUKKKK Anywho when we got to the next gas station I pulled over and told my husband,Ralph you are going to have to drive there is something really weird in my right eye. OK so , we get home trailer unhitched, car unpacked and laundry going. Hubby says, let's go out and have a nice Valentine's Day Dinner. We usually have a very nice romantic dinner with presents and stuff at home but this year our trip sort of threw all that out the window. I'm standing in the laundry room and I turn and look at him with my one good eye and before I speak I think."It's Valentine's Day, You can't see but out of one eye, you have nothing prepared or thawed out for dinner as much as I dreaded the thought of going somewhere else I decided it was the best choice at the time. So I smiled and said I would love too."
We changed and went to dinner. The whole time my eye is just a blurry mess. i am dabbing with a kleenex throughout dinner. After our meal I tell my husband, I am going to walk to the pharmacy and see if they could recommend something while you pay the check. Go to the pharmacy pharmacist says eww.
Well, I guess you could try some Pink Eye Relief but I don't think you'll get any relief. I explained I was just trying to get through the night until i could call my Eye Dr. Well, she was right it didn't give me any relief. 1:30am woke up for a potty break and BOTH my eyes were sealed shut... I used a warm rag and opened them up.. OMG BLOOD was going to come dripping out next. I woke my husband and said o.k. Here's the deal "You can take me to the ER now or wait until you wake up in the AM and take me cause my eyes are KILLING me.. He looked at me and said "we'll go now.." The Dr. examined my eyes and said yep you got a Bad case of conjunctivitis(PinkEye) He gave me some attavan(sp) for pain and Gentamycin drops for my eyes. He said normally I would say 1 drop every 4 hours but you should put one drop in every hour you are awak...Here's a script for 2 refills too. Done and Done.
OK back to the stumbling block..I am learning not only is food a stumbling block toward my fitness but my health can be as well. Anyway, the stumbling blocks that are placed before us are just temporary... So I am doing my best to "stumble" around it and hopefully, by Thursday get back to the gym. Since it's contagious I sure don't want to be up there around everyone.. Life is full of obstacles...