Monday, March 11, 2013
The challenge called for me to post a blog each day of the weekend about something that was on my mind. Not feeling well at all for the past 3 weeks, I did not post anything Friday or Saturday.
And I don't know why I didn't because what is on my mind now is exactly what has been on my mind this whole past week. It's been a rough 3 weeks but this past week was the roughest - allergy symptoms so bad that on Wednesday I was functionally blind. While I could see light, my eyes were completely unable to focus so I could not 'see' anything. Needless to say, I experience quite a panic!
I received from the doctor a long medical explanation about how light refracts in the eye to give us sight. . .and my eyes were so inflamed, that refraction could not take place properly. I also received a new prescription specifically for my eyes - to be taken in addition to the many scripts I am already on for the allergy symptoms.
Through all of this, I have been very much aware of how very lucky I am. No, not lucky to be experiencing these symptoms but lucky for my situation.
My situation which allows me to go through this experience without the additional stresses of a full-time work schedule.
Lucky that I was able to get into a doctor at such short notice and come away with a diagnosis and a 'fix' in the same day as the issue arose.
Lucky that I have such a wonderful, supportive husband who assumed 'getting coffee' in the mornings and insisted on getting dinner and doing dishes in the evening, who left a lunch in the frig each day, who ran an 'emergency' laundry load, who deliberately avoided wearing clothes that would need ironing later, who checked on me through-out the day via text, who 'monitored' to be certain I did not miss a medicine dose and set myself back in healing. . .. the list goes on and on and on. . .
I am truly lucky to have this man in my life who loves me and cherishes me - even when I'm probably pretty disgusting to be around.