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sad eyes

I've been away from my computer and from you, my friends, due to an eye ailment. I woke up one morning and felt something in my eye, so I went to the mirror and started my search. I looked right, left, turned my eyelid inside out, all sorts of scary stuff, but nothing. As the day progressed, it got worse. Now it was both eyes and it felt as if someone was sitting on my upper lids and pressing down, sort of like when you sit on a suitcase to make it close. It was Friday and too late to see a doctor. The weekend was really bad and the whole time I'm thinking, not my eyes, please not my eyes. My eyes are everything to me. I know this must be true for everybody, but you know how when we were kids we used to ask, "if you had to loose either your eyesight or your hearing, which would it be?". For me there was never any doubt, I would keep my eyes.

To make a long story a little shorter, I finally got to see the most wonderful doctor on Monday afternoon and he diagnosed the problem as Meibomian gland dysfunction. While it's not life threatening, it can be very difficult to live with. Imagine sand being dumped in your eyes while the guy from the suitcase (see above), is trying to get your eyes to close. There is no magic cure, just lots of tear drops and bathing your eyes in Johnson's Baby Shampoo. It is hard to beat since it can become chronic but I am determined to be among those that beat it!

Oh, and did you know that when you are at the computer you blink much less therefore your eyes dry out more and therefore, if you have this condition, you should try to limit your computer exposure. I'm not going away, I just may have to make my visits shorter.


me and my eyes.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure  – (October 22, 2009 at 5:36 AM)  

Oh dear! This is awful!! Well, keep following doctor's orders and I know you'll get better. We are pulling for you, sending many Good Thoughts, out here everywhere.

Jane, waving and thinking good thoughts AND drinking coffee this early morning in CH

Orna Willis  – (October 23, 2009 at 4:51 AM)  

Thanks Jane for your very kind wishes. I know it will help!
Have a great weekend.
Orna (with one hand over the left eye).

Coni  – (October 29, 2009 at 11:06 AM)  

Orna, I second Jane's good wishes and promise to keep the thoughts and prayers winging your way for a speedy recovery!

Orna Willis  – (October 30, 2009 at 3:48 AM)  

Thank you for your good wishes! I think they are helping.


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