Thursday, January 22, 2009

Birthdays, eyes and quiz results (AE&D... PTMI)

Two friends of mine have their birthdays today... Jess and Kati... So, before I say anything else I want to say, "Happy Birthday," to the two of them! Hope you're both having fantastic birthdays! :)


I had the appointment today for my artificial eye. We had to be there for 9:30 am and it's a 45 minute drive from my place. Good thing I've been getting up really early, because it meant a very early start to the day.

Anyway, today I had an eye given to me to get the socket used to having something in it. Apparently - despite all the hastle we had with it - it looks fantastic and has healed really well.

She also polished my existing artificial eye. That's meant to be done from time to time and it's long over due, really. I hadn't gone since before I got married because I wasn't sure how to get in touch with them and was having problems getting to see an eye specialist. But that's not important now...

I've got to go back in March some time (I'm not sure of the date until I get an appointment through). And when I go back in March they'll make moulds of my eye sockets so as to make me a pair of new eyes.

It feels weird having an eye in that socket. And the eye's been a bit gunky this afternoon because of it. It's my body trying to get rid of the "foreign body" that's in my eye socket. It'll settle down after a bit. The other one was like this too, if I remember rightly.

I've gotten so used to having an eye in the left one though that it felt weird having it out while it was polished and used to help find a matching colour. We agreed it was easier to take the eye out and take it over to the eye box than keep bringing eyes over to compare them... Especially since it had to come out for a clean and polish anyway.

I could have picked my eye colour if I wanted, but when I had my first one done my Mam asked for it to be matched to my real eye colour, and everyone seems to think it's a lovely colour, so I asked them to give me one that matches that colour.

For anyone who cares - and is still reading this, lol - my eyes are a dark-ish grey. I know, because after my first artificial eye was made and I was told it matched my real eye colour, I examined the colour closely to see what colour it was. My Dad's eye colour is the same as mine, though his is a shade or so lighter.

Anyway, that's enough of that...

According to the quiz Styxie and Chicago have done on their blogs, I'm 74% addicted to blogging. I'd have thought it would be more than that, but there you go! LOL!

Also, according to a quiz I did from a link on the page below my results for the quiz I just mentioned, I've apparently got a 53%chance of surviving a zombie attack. So, that's good to know, I think! ;)

OK... Going to leave it at this today, because "Oath Breaker" arrived today and I want to get things done and curl up with Kero on the bed to listen to it. I'm dying to know what happens to Torak, Wolf and Renn next!

Enjoy whatever's left of your day! :)



Intense Guy said...

Aaaah... now you can literally roll your eyes!


Sorry.. I just hadda...

I hope the new ones fit well and look great.

Celticspirit said...

I find it amazing how well you handle all this....meaning the artificial eyes. I hope that If I were ever in such a situation I can be as strong a person as you are. It sounds like everything went really well at your appointment and I bet you're glad it's over with.

So, you're addicted to blogging? I never would have known it. ;) I used to be rather addicted but I now go on the internet a lot less. I do like to blog when I have the time though.

Kati said...

*chuckle* Glad to hear that you've got you're second eye. It's funny (and nice!) reading about you getting the other eye. And it's interesting reading about your eye color. Sounds like a calm, soothing eye color.

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

Jayde_Bramblerose said...

glad to hear you will be getting your new "eyes" shortly tori, and yes the eye that you have is a very nice colour and it looks so very-very real so i cant wait to see you with both of them :) x.

The Wife O Riley said...

I'm glad you're getting your eyes. It reminds me of when I got my teeth. Alot of molds and getting used to them.

Tori_z said...

LOL! Daft sod! ;)

I don't really have much choice. These things have to be dealt with. It's not strength, it's necesity (sp?)

Glad you found it interesting. :)

You're welcome... Hope you had a great day! :)

Well, the right one wont look quite as good as the left one because of the implant - which is what helps movement and such - being removed. Although, I was told there was some movement in it, just not as much as the left one.

Yeah, it is kinda like that. LOL!

ChicagoLady said...

When you said they took your left eye over to the eye box to match the colour, I had this image of Igor sorting through a jar of eyeballs to find one that matched.

"Master! I found a pretty one for her, and it matches perfectly!"

AliceKay said...

LOL @ Chicagolady.

Good luck with the new eye, Tori. Hope things go well and you won't have any major problems with it.

Tori_z said...

LOL! Too funny!

Actually, it wasn't all that much different. The main difference was the lack of jar, and the fact it was just the woman (not sure what you'd call her) who took the eye over. So her comment didn't include the word "master"... Although, the rest of it was very simular to your image. LOL!

Thanks! :)