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Re: Eye-Yi-Yi!
Aug 12, 2005
I'm still pretty groggy too! Slept until 1:00 this afternoon (didn't fall asleep until about 2:30 last night, but still that's 11 1/2 hours!) I am just so wiped out. I know it's from the surgery. Anybody else would be feeling much better by now, but since I have MS it just takes my body a lot longer to get back in shape after an infection or surgery. Plus, I've still got this darn infection in my mouth, and most something is still going on with my eyes. It's just all taking its toll on my body. I just want to sleep. I can't stop yawning. I can't wait until I can start exercising again in a few days, because that is supposed to give a person more energy. I don't even want my friends to come over, although they all want to. I just want to sleep. I'm not even on very much pain medicine anymore. Just the Tylenol w/Codeine so I can sleep through the night without pain, and a few regular Tylenols during the day. Maybe I'll do a nice cold compress (although I am sick of it already. But I kinda got yelled at when I went to the eye doctor on wednesday.) That will undoubtedly put me to sleep!

The worst part is that I am sleeping through all of my favorite TV shows! I am a 7th Heaven junkie and I like to watch the reruns on ABC Family in the afternoons. But I have slept through all of my favorite episodes! My brother gave me his old TiVO (with lifetime service already paid for!) but I couldn't hook it up because I needed a new cable box. It was on the fritz! So the cable guy came and changed the box this week, but now I am just too tired to do it. My eyesd are too itchy and goopy to watch TV anyway. If I look in the mirror and pull down my eyelids, I can actually see the goop floating around. Eeeeewwww! I really ougtha start bottling it!

Oh, and I am still alive, so we know I'm not allergic to the new anti-biotic that he put me on! I had never taken Cipro before, and I was a bit nervous about it given what happened the last time I took an anti-biotic. My mom made me stay in the room with her so she could watch me for a while after I took the first pill! It's good to have another anti-biotic in my arsenal of weaponry.

I am just so sick and tired of being sick and tired. My eyes are so darn itchy and goopy! I'm almost afraid to go take a shower. For some reason they always get itchier and drier and goopier in the shower. And I'm so tired that I might drown.
Re: Eye-Yi-Yi!
Aug 14, 2005
Tony, I know how you feel. I have had my share of selfish and petty friends. I'm done with that. You have two choices - stick around and tell her that she read you wrong, and you weren't trying to be rude (don't apologize, because judging from what you told me you said to her, you have nothing to apologize for.) OR, leave and go soemwhere else for the afternoon, which will let her know that you are really pissed and don't want to be around her unless she is going to treat you properly. You certainly don't need to be stressed over THAT now too! Don't give it a second thought. If she can't be nice, then she doesn't deserve to be friends with you. It's her loss.

I hope that Barb feels better real soon.

My eyes are just as crappy today too. Crusty and cruddy! AND GOOPY!!!!! I have strings of white stuff hanging from my eyelids!

Hey, I have my own story of being jilted by a friend. (not trying to one up you or anything, it's just that all the crap in life seems to find ME!) If you want to read a long story about my rude, idiotic, selfish "friend" and how I left her sorry butt, read on!
Re: Eye-Yi-Yi!
Aug 18, 2005
Faith, I wasn't mad at you for staying away! Just a little concerned is all. :)

I have been on regular food for a few days now. I'm eating and swallowing just fine. No more pain or anything. My throat still feels raw, but I just had my second post-op appointment today and he said everything looks good. The yeast infection in my mouth seems to be gone, and I just have about 3 more days on the Cipro. I hate taking anti-biotics too, for exactly that reason. I usually get yeast infections in the other place (sorry Tony, don't mean to gross you out here!) but so far that hasn't happened. I'm not a big fan of yogurt either, so whenever I have to be on anti-biotics, I take acidophilus. It's bascially the same live actice cultures that you would find in yogurt, but in capsule form. The weird thing is that I woke up from surgery with a coated, swollen tongue, which they said was normal because they put a lot of instruments in my mouth and that it would go away in a day or so. I hadn't been on any anti-biotics before surgery, so it wasn't caused by that. But it never went away like they said it would. It just got worse. So then I noticed that I had a yellow coating on my tongue, and I knew what it was. So did my doctor. And thank God we were both intelligent enough to know what it was and treat it without the lab test results, because the MORONS at the lab didn't do the yeast culture like my doctor ordered!!!!!!! When I went for my appointment today, the office manager told me that she had been trying to get a straight answer from them for a week about my yeast culture. They finally told her that the doctor didn't write the test code on the prescription, so they didn't do the test. :mad: IT'S NOT HIS JOB TO WRITE THE CODES FOR THE TESTS ON THE PRESCRIPTION! He wrote the code for the bacteria culture because he knew it off the top of his head. He didn't know the code for the yeast culture. So THEY are supposed to look it up when I bring them the prescription for the test, but they are just too lazy!!! So they did the bacteria culture and then they threw out the specimen without doing the yeast! :mad: :mad: :mad: So today he took another culture to make sure that the bacteria is gone, and even though the yeast seems to be gone he ordered that too. This time the office manager (who was not there when he did the original culture, because it was a saturday and it was just me and him in the office.) made absolutely sure that she wrote the codes on the specimen!

Now, what if he hadn't written the code for the bacteria culture either? Would they have just thrown out the whole thing? :mad: HELLO? Aren't they supposed to call the doctor when something like that happens? Aren't they supposed to let him know that they aren't doing the test? I should have known how stupid they are when the lab technician who I handed the specimen and the prescription to couldn't spell the word TONGUE!!!!!!!

Faith, you might try going to Pearle Vision for your glasses. I have been going to them forever and have always been very satisfied.


My eyes are just as goopy as ever. Yellow crap in the corners as usual.:( The Soothe drops are just a little soothing. Not as much as I would have hoped. I am sure they work really well for people who just have your run of the mill dry eyes, but that's not me!

And you guys aren't going to believe this one! Remember how I told you that story about that awful "friend" that I had? I never expected to hear from her again (and never wanted to!) and yesterday there was a message from her on my cell phone voice mail! I had been in the mall when she called and never heard the phone ring. I was having lunch with a *real* friend.

I had run into her sister in law at my ENT surgeon's office a few weeks ago. She has always been very nice, and I have no problem with her. She must have told Jen that she saw me. Well, Jen came up with this pitiful reason to call me. She said that she wanted to ask me what graduate classes we took together. She had the nerve to tell me that I was always the one who remembered these things, and she needs to know, so could I please call her. She needs to know what classes she has taken so she can register for more. (uhhhmmmmm, how about calling the college and requesting a printout of her transcript? or just looking online? DUH!!!!!) And then she told me about her wonderful life. She's got the nerve to think that I care that she has moved and is married and expecting a baby. Oh, and she told me that her son wants to say hi to me, so could I please call. Now that's low, using the kid to get me to call her. If Joey wants to say hi to me, then she should have put him on the phone when she left the voice mail message. Then I might have called and asked to speak to HIM! And sort of as an afterthought, she said "oh yeah, and I want to know how you are doing." Now that is nerve! First of all, how am I supposed to remember what graduate courses I took with her? It wasn't such a momentous thing in my life that I would remember it. I mean, I don't even remember what I had for dinner last night!

I'm not calling her back. I've erased the message and deleted her number from the list of missed calls on my cell phone. I want nothing to do with her. I miss her son terribly. That's about it. If I saw him on the street, I would pick him up and give him a big hug and squeeze the stuffing out of him! But she can jump off a cliff for all I care. I should inconvenience myself to look at my transcript and figure out what graduate courses we took together and call her with the information, just to save her some time. Get out of here. Once again, it's all about her. She might try to call me again, and if I happen to hear the phone this time and answer it, she's going to get a piece of my mind. Or if I happen to see her brother or sister-in-law again, I am going to ask them to please tell her I do not remember what classes we took together, and to please tell her to leave me alone. She will only call me on my cell phone. She claims to have lost my house number, but it is a listed number and you can't tell me she doesn't remember my last name! She just doesn't want to have to speak to my parents.
Re: Eye-Yi-Yi!
Aug 20, 2005
Just us goopy mice.:D

How ye be, Sis? I'm battling the usual, plus I got up again this a.m. with "gel" around the edges of my eye, actually IN the eye. It feels irritated now when I de-goop with the Q-Tip. I think I will call the office Monday and tell them I'm sorry, I can't help it, but [b]I'VE GOT A PROBLEM HERE!![/b]:mad: Enough of this worse whatever-it-is is enough.

Barb's arm is still painful, but she managed to put out a gourmet weekend meal. The dentist didn't take the stitches out nor the stints off her mouth.

Well, don't know much--just my usual "eye miserable".
Re: Eye-Yi-Yi!
Aug 20, 2005
My eyes are miserable too. Msiery loves company, I guess. They are soooooo irritated. They are producing enough string to knit a sweater! Last night I went out with one of my friends (well, sometimes I wish we were more than friends, but that's for a whole other discussion!). He just finished taking his Bar Exam. We went out to dinner and to Cold Stone Creamery for ice cream, and then decided to take in a movie. Everything was great until the movies. Sometimes my eyes give me a problem at the movies, sometimes they don't. It's not that I have to sit there and stare at that big screen. The problem is when they keep the temperature at 30 degrees and I am a frozen popsicle when I walk out. My eyes were just having none of this last night. They threw a mutiny! They were so goopy and itchy and dry from the cold air blowing on us that I was putting in a different drop every 5 minutes! (Bion Tears, Alamast, Soothe, Flarex, Bion Tears, Soothe, Bion Tears, Soothe, make the rounds again and again.) We saw Wedding Crashers, which was absolutely hysterical, so at least that kinda took my mind off of it. Today my right eye is kinda red and feeling scratchy, so I am keeping it extra lubricated all day. Eventually I'll use a cold compress, but I don't wanna fall asleep right now!

So, I got weighed and measured today at Curves, and I couldn't be happier if my eyes were cured! When you first start, they weigh and measure you and check your body fat percentage. In one month, just from watching my carbs and my calories, and working out there for 30 minutes 3-4 times a week, (which was only really for two weeks because I had to stop exercising for two weeks after my surgery) I lost a total of 10 POUNDS! I also lost a total of 21 inches off of my bust, waist, hips, thighs and arms! That's approximately 16 pounds since my last visit with my primary care doctor back in the middle of July! :bouncing: :bouncing: :bouncing:
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