I don’t do a great job of taking care of myself. When it comes to the kids I am on top of things. Their appointments are scheduled in a timely manner. Me? Not so much.
I can’t remember the last time I went to the eye doctor. They seem to think it was 2009, though I really think I’ve been once since then. I am guilty of wearing my contacts longer than I should. I never sleep in them, but I often go a lot longer than two weeks before changing to a new pair. I’ve worn contacts since I was 12 years old. I don’t remember when I started my bad habits, but it has been a while.
Well, it has caught up with me. I have three corneal ulcers in my right eye. I have to use eye drops every two hours for the next couple of days. I can’t wear contacts for at least three weeks.
My eye has been red for the last week or so. I’d stopped wearing my contacts for a few days and it seemed to clear up a bit. I’d looked into scheduling an appointment for an eye exam, but I couldn’t find the time. I’d convinced myself it was just a lack of sleep. I was wrong.
I’m lucky I didn’t wait any longer to get it checked out. There will likely be scarring. It will be okay, but it is pretty serious. I felt like a child getting my hand slapped at the appointment today. The last pair of glasses was purchased at least 6 years and two or three prescriptions ago so I broke down and bought a new pair. It looks like I will be wearing them a lot more. I am also going to get to know my eye doctor a bit better. I’ll be a regular customer for the next couple of weeks.
I guess that also means I need to find time to go to the dentist. It is probably time to find a new doctor, too. I haven’t been to anyone but my OB in three, maybe four years. I was impressed with myself for finally getting my hair cut last week. It looks like I might need to be a little pickier.
I really didn’t need anything else to feel guilty about right now. Anyone care to make me feel better? Anything you will admit to being behind on?