15 April 2006

5 Self-Portrait Pirate Eye Patches

What? I think I've left this little blog a little too long and now I have 500 things to talk about all at once. And the pictures to go with it!

To creatively combine the missed 5 senses Friday and Self-Portrait Tuesday, here is a story about sight and a picture of my eye, taken last night at 10:30 when I got home from the ER. Can we say DILATED? Can you even tell my eyes are green? Oh my goodness.

So obviously I am fine, but I've been on the lookout (bwahaha) for signs of retinal detachment since my optometrist pointed out that, because I'm extremely nearsighted, I have some areas of thinning on my retina. For the past week I've been having some of the symptoms she also warned me about - random flashing lights, increased numbers of little weird floater things in front of my vision - and then yesterday afternoon they got worse and I developed a pretty wicked headache in the afternoon. I called the student urgent care advice line people to find out if it could wait until the next day and for some/any eyecare place to be open, but they sent me to the ER. Luckily there was an optometrist still hanging around after my 4 hours of shuffling through triage and registration, so I got to see her and have a pretty thorough exam. Final word? My retina looked okay to her, but I have an appointment with a retina specialist on Monday afternoon.

Obviously talking about eyes brings me logically to the question of eye patches and pirates. Isn't that what you would talk about next?! I received my Pirate Booty early last week from Heather, and I am so in love with everything, from the packaging

to the YARRRRRRN (SOCK YARN! I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER!)
there was an OSW pattern to go with the cotton yarn! I totally already started it :)
to the chocolate - uh no picture, cuz I ate it. It was really really good!!! With raspberries in it! Yum.


to the neatest thing yet -
Look! It has sheep! I think this counts as being pushed into a new obsession, and y'all are the witnesses I didn't start it myself :) hehehe... Thanks so so so much for the fantastic pirate goodies.

Updates on the Sockapaloooza socks tomorrow (promise). Happy knitty weekend to everybody!

3 comments:

candsmom said...

How scary! Hope everything's okay now...sending you lots of positive thoughts and good vibes for your appointment Monday. What a wonderful package! Looking forward to seeing your home-spun yarn! ;-) Take care and have a wonderful Easter! :-)

Emily said...

I hope youw eye is ok. My dad is horribly nearsighted (-9 in one eye...) and he's fine, so I'm hoping you will be too. Good luck with your appointment on Monday.
I promise you that you will get TOTALLY sucked into spinning. It is so fun...trust me once you start you will not be able to put that spindle down. :)
Looks like some nice 'booty' there in that package. *drools over that sock yarn*

may said...

uh oh, spinning is going to be your new sock knitting!! It's addictive....you'll have a fiber stash that rivals your sock yarn stash! :D

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