Thursday, September 18, 2014

CHALAZION

This morning I woke up and my eye was not looking good.  I won't go into gory details but it was clear my eye was not well.  I have been assuming that I had a blocked tear duct. I had it before so I was not concerned.  This morning my eye was not looking like it had in the past.

I called the eye doc and they squeezed me in.  The doc looked at my eye and told me it was not a blocked tear duct it was an obstructed drainage duct of the oil gland in my lower eye lid.  This is called chalazion.   It causes a cyst to appear when the duct is blocked.  It gets painful to blink.

To fix it the doc first scrapped the eye lid. Now, if you think this was not painful, you must be kidding.  When that didn't do the trick, the doc told me I could continue with the hot compresses for about two weeks or he could give me an injection of steroids.

The doc said he would get the steroids for a speedier response. I chose the steroid shot. To give me a shot in the eye lid, I needed to freeze my eye lid. Then he took a needle and stuck it three times in my eye lid.  That was not pleasant. I do not see a change in my eye but he said it would happen.  If it doesn't get better, there is a surgery that can be done to cut out the cyst.  Yeah, no.

At least this is something curable. It doesn't seem to hurt as much tonight.

Until tomorrow..

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CRACKED RIB

Do you ever feel like you are falling a part? Piece by piece?

Today I went for my check up with the doc. My costocondritis seems to be subsiding.  Good news.

I have had this pain I my side for about a week or so that I attributed to the costocondritis.  Turns out I have a cracked rib.  Not sure how I got it. Maybe from the coughing, maybe from when the doc pushed on my ribs, who knows.  I am a delicate flower.

I also was told my asthma has kicked up which is why I am coughing so much.  I have some medicine to take.

I asked about a flu shot. I guess this year the CDC is advising that those folks who are immune compromised should get s special flu shot that is extra strong. My doc is not getting it so I will have to get two flu shots. One in October and one in December.

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

STY IN MY EYE

Now I have a sty in my eye. I keep putting hot compresses on my eye but it doesn't seem to be helping. It isn't that painful until the end of the day when my eye is tired.  I have to go rest my eye.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, September 15, 2014

SCALE MALFUNCTION

I have this really pretty, fancy scale. It is a glass and chrome scale from Weight Watchers.  I have always liked it because the numbers are really clear and large.  I have never been able to make the other functions like BMI work but I am sure I could with the manual.

About a month ago I noticed that the scale weighed me different amounts. Not just different amounts different days or different times of the day. I weighed myself and then I weighed myself 2 minutes later and the scale weighed me a different amount.  It became apparent that the scale was having issues. If I moved the scale from one location to another my weight changed. Sometimes 2.5 pounds. It also sometimes said I gained 3 pounds in one day.  Or lost 2.3 pounds.  It is getting screwy.

I changed the battery thinking that was the problem. No change. I think it is time to purchase a new scale.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

BLOCKED TEAR DUCT

I woke up this morning with a blocked tear duct in my eye. It is a bit painful and swollen.  I am going to make this short cause my eye hurts.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

CAN'T SEEM TO FEEL BETTER

At the beginning of this week I was feeling a bit better. Then I think I pushed myself too hard and now I feel horrible again.  I spent the day in bed again today. Yesterday I was on the couch most of the day.  I am trying to get it together but it is hard when I can't breathe. I will be honest, I am frustrated and find it hard to blog.  I want to be positive and this is dragging on too long making it so I can't be active.  I am self conscience because I can't wear a bra.

Okay, enough. I am sure if I rest for a few more days I will be fine in a few days. It has only been two weeks. My body just needs to rest.

Until tomorrow...

Friday, September 12, 2014

MADE LUCKY A DENTAL APPOINTMENT

I think Lucky is grumpy because her teeth are bothering her. As much as it will be a huge cost, I need to get her teeth done. I think she will be a happier puppy on her teeth are cleaned. She just has the worst teeth.  Poor baby. Only 1.5 weeks until she has her dental appointment.

Until tomorrow...