Plans Changed by Noon, Back to the Emergency Room

Sunday, May 12, 2013, Guerneville, CA.

I couldn’t make up my mind what I wanted to do today

I was thinking it would be a good day to go for a hike in the forest behind my house, or go to Monte Rio for a yak,……..but.

When I got up this morning, my eye that I had injured and had a particle removed from it, a few days ago, was hurting a bit, like maybe there was still something in there? I was thinking I’d wait until Monday and if it still hurt, I’d go back to the emergency room at Palm Drive Hospital.

So I puttered around the yard trying to decide to hike or kayak while enjoying the morning. All this time my eye was still hurting every time I blinked. So, what the hey? It’s an emergency room and my eye hurts, so why wait?

At noon I drove over there and signed in which was easy since I was there only a few days ago. The  doc took a bit longer to get there this time though, but it wasn’t too long.

It was the same guy who worked on me before. He entered the room and says hi and then when he saw who it was says, YOU,  ……………..What?

Turns out, he says he never has come backs. :O)   You have one now. He checked me out and found some brown stuff in the crater where he took the particle out the other day. The crater was almost healed, just a key slit of it left, with some brown stuff in it. Anyway, he dug around and I had him check another area just in case and didn’t’ find anything else. Of course, now the crater is even larger as he wanted to make sure nothing else was in there.

We did a little more paper work and I went on home. By this time the pain stuff was wearing off and I could tell by how much more it hurt this time that he must have dug that crater pretty deep in my eye.

One of the things I’m supposed to do is put this antibiotic in my eye four times a day. It comes in a little tube and is like petroleum jelly. I’m supposed to put a line of it on my lower lid. I need my reading glasses on to see what I’m doing, so that gets in the way. Seems I get that jelly mostly everywhere, but in my eye. Good thing there is a lot of it in that little tube.

So, I decided to stay home the rest of the day, as that crater in my eye wasn’t feeling too good, as a matter of fact it was down right hurting. The doc offered a prescription for pain meds, but I had to turn him down because the meds had corn products in them.

I survived and right now the pain seems to have subsided and the eye is feeling pretty good.

I hope he got it this time. Great day in the Emergency Room. :O)

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