Thursday, October 23, 2008

Blood and gunk (AE&D... PTMI)

So... I went to see a doctor. It was one of my specialist's assistants. My specialist isn't back until Monday, which is when I'm meant to see him. Anyway, the doctor we saw really didn't know what to do. He was worried though, I could tell. And my suspicions were confirmed when he said that if he was sure my specialist was back in the country he'd have called him to see if he could come in and see me. Talk about confidence building... NOT!

Anyway, it seems that the flap of flesh taken from my eyelid to cover the implant has decided that it doesn't belong where they put it and receeded back up to where it thinks it should be. Leaving the implant exposed. And without my specialist all that can be done is for me to be kept on antibiotic tablets and drops to try and make sure that the blood and gunk pouring from my eye doesn't turn in to a nasty infection or something. Oh, and I've still got to wear a patch too... Obviously!

The thing is that judging by how I'm feeling at the moment we suspect it's already turned in to an infection. Especially since the gunk is - according to Kelly and Mam - yellow-ish in colour. Doesn't yellow gunk usually mean an infection is at least starting up? Hopefully the antibiotics will keep it from getting bad while I wait for Monday to arrive.

That's all I can really tell you for now. I'm home until Monday anyway, but I don't know if I'll get to the blogs. For one thing I don't know if I'll have the time, for another I'm not feeling 100% at the moment. After Monday... *Shrugs*... I don't know. I know I'll be back in hospital soon. Maybe for at least part of next week. The question is which part?

And - if I didn't have enough to deal with at the moment with my eye - I cut my lip yesterday (Wednesday).

I was playing with Kero and he went to reach up to give me the toy as I bent down to pick it up. The result was that he ended up headbutting me in the chin, causing me to bite down hard on my own lip. Those kinds of cuts don't half bleed!

So, right now I'm a bloody mess... Literally!

Hope you're in better shape than I am! ;)



LadyStyx said...

So sorry to hear this. *HUGZ*

Intense Guy said...


Hang in there Tori - it will be the end of next week before you know it.

AliceKay said...

*sends another hug to Tori*

ChicagoLady said...

It definitely sounds like the infection is back. Get lots of rest while you're waiting for Monday. Good luck!

Tori_z said...

Thanks all. *hugs*

Punkn said...

Hang in there Tori - we're pulling for you!