Sleep: Pretty much ruined by the need to wake up and take an eyedrop every hour and a half. Did the trick, though, and unlike the night before, last night I did not, in fact, wake up at 4 am with such pain that I felt I'd be better off digging the eye out with a spoon.
Baby: It's like she has some kind of magic honing device that makes her smack me in the eye by accident 10 times a day. Truthfully, if she gently touched it, it would feel like a smack, so it really doesn't take much.
Work: Can't go in today, I have to navigate dr's appointments and other craziness in preparation for the impending eye surgery.
Wait, eye surgery, you say?: Ok that is not so much a category but oh well... I have to have eye surgery. Not like, in the foreseeable future, or eventually, but like, this month. My regular ophthalmologist was dicking me around so much that I finally ditched him and went to a corneal specialist, who was basically shocked that he hadn't referred me to one already. What is the deal with that? Why did I have to take the situation into my own hands!? Anyway, yeah, surgery.
The upside is that the surgery should make the agony go away. That would be nice, wouldn't it? The thing is, there's basically nothing you can do for the pain. It fucking hurts, and that's the way it is. No otc drugs help, there's no drops to help, and narcotics only barely take the edge off, so what's the point? The only other option there might be until such time as the surgery is accomplished is steroids. I was on them for the hives after I had that horrible reaction, and my eye got all better for a while there, so I'm going to ask the doc about that today. My guess is that it won't be an option because of what it does to your immune system, and my whole 'about to have eye surgery' situation.
Poo. Poo! I want her to schedule the surgery for like, tomorrow, and put an end to this. I know she probably can't, but one can hope.
EDIT: For anyone who is curious about specifics, this
is the surgery I'm having... though it might be slightly modified/more complicated because I have tubes in my eye. I will find out much more today.