Monday, March 20, 2017

#Microblog Mondays: (Less) Creepy Eye Update

My creepy eye has had quite the workup.

I managed to get into the ophthalmology specialist on Friday, although had I known that a 9:00 am appointment would have me at the hospital until noon, I would have gotten a full day sub from the get-go.

So, it is scleritis, and not the nicer epi-scleritis surface version I was hoping for. It's inside the eye, and the ibuprofen did bupkus for lowering inflammation, so now I am on a regimen of predisone. I HATE prednisone. It gives me hideous heartburn and messes with my stomach. I also have prednisone eye drops, which don't have as many side effects other than somehow being taste-able 10 minutes later (I guess from leaking into my nasal passage or something? Ear-nose-throat stuff is so creepy). The meds are already making a difference, though.

Eye see you! Better, though right?
FEELS better, and that makes all the difference.
(This picture is from Saturday)
The reason I was at the hospital for so long is that scleritis is often associated with underlying conditions that need management, and they tested me for all of them which meant bloodwork, urinalysis, and a chest x-ray. I am clinging to the other side of the word often and hoping that this is just eye inflammation and nothing more, because otherwise I will need to have serious words with my body.

Buck up, body. Quit impressing me with your ability to do weird shit. Just DO WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DO, in SOME arena, PLEASE.

Even better after 3 days of Prednisone!
Still not clear all the way,
but not horror show anymore, either. Finally.
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  1. Yay for a better eye!! Have the drops do the trick and you be back to normal very soon.

  2. I'm glad you're better. Hope there is nothing more. Keeping / sending good thoughts.

  3. Yes I can definitely see an improvement! Thinking of you and hoping all your test results will come back with good news.

  4. I'm cracking up at this. Gross. I know what you mean about tasting the drops. Blech. I have to pop over and see the before picture of your eye. :)

  5. Glad you're on the mend. It definitely looks better in the second photo -- less red?

  6. Good to hear you are feeling better! May the start of spring bring you lasting good health!

  7. Glad there's been some improvement! I share your frustration with a body that never behaves the way it's supposed to. Hang in there!