I have been sick all week with a coughy, sneezy, tired all over cold. When I woke up this morning, my eye was bleeding. Literally. When I wiped it with a kleenex, there was blood on the tissue. I have had these blood vessle blow-outs, known as sub conjuntival hemorrage, several times before in my life, but I have never had one actually bleed. Because of that, and because I have type II diabetes, I decided I should go and have the doctor look at it.
I couldn’t get an appointment with my regular doctor, so I went to one of those walk in urgent care places in Cedartown. Luckily for me, there was no one else there and I didn’t have to wait. The doctor there did a very thorough exam, even putting some sort of dye in my eye to check for abrasions, and decided that there wasn’t anything really wrong, just a blood vessel that burst. She didn’t even prescribe eye drops, and said it should clear up in a couple of weeks.
That has been just about all we did all week, except for going to the grocery store. I was too sick to feel like going to a thrift store, so no Thrifty Thursday this week, either.
I was supposed to go to my mother’s and take care of her for a couple of days, but because I was sick, I didn’t go. She had a cornea transplant on Monday. My sister took her for the surgery and looked after her. I feel bad that I couldn’t be there for her, but I think it is better not to expose her to this crud. I’m really hoping next week will be better.