Thursday, July 18, 2013
So my boyfriend's surgery went well. The days after were pretty tough, but things are getting better. He's already not using his sling even though the surgeon said to keep it in there for 2 weeks. He has a followup appointment next week. He's planning to have another surgery before his insurance resets (august for school insurance plans). He actually has 2 more he needs (both unrelated to his elbow or the accident). Not looking forward to it. Here's his arm after the accident.
and here's the xray, he shattered the radial head in his elbow. it broke off and into a couple pieces
and the screws
Yesterday morning I was awoken so some serious irritation in my left eye. I generally sleep in my contacts, although they say you aren't supposed to. Apparently, if you end up with a scratch or something on your eye, your contacts can adhere to your eye at the site like a bandaid. Due to the irritation in my eye, I took out my contact. I waited around for 5 hours, but it didn't get better. Hurt when I opened my eye, couldn't really keep it open, red, so watery, caused a runny nose and migraine too. Ended up going to an eye doctor (went to the one at walmart, hadn't found one yet since i just moved here). He was good, I really liked him, so I plan to go back for a new prescription once my eye is healed. I have a cornea abbrasion. My contact took the top layers of the cornea when I took it out. He put numbing and dilating (also a dye) in my eye, which really helped. I also got a prescription for an antibiotic eye ointment that also acts as a liquid bandaid. It sucks to use, but really relieves the discomfort. I'm already feeling better today, and these injuries tend to heal 1-4 days. My boyfriend told me that I had an alien eye, but I thought of it more as anime.
And here's me with my glasses and 2 cats in my lap.
Of course, I can't wear contacts OR go in the pool (sigh) until it is fully healed. i'm very happy that the prognosis is so good, though!