Sunday, February 25, 2007

Reality Check

On Tuesday I finally had my 2nd visit to an Ophthalmologist in an attempt to figure out exactly what was wrong with my leaky eyes. The visit was extremely painful and couldn’t imagine having ever been in so much pain even when I had my wisdom teeth removed. I know have a diagnosis, Nasolocrimal duct obstruction which basically means my tear tucks are closed. I still produce tears but they’re not draining the way they should. The doctor was able to clear out my left one but I will more then likely need surgery to fix the right one. To say I’ll never be able to not break out in a sweat when someone says “stick a needle in my eye” in an understatement.

Just the idea of having my eye operated on had me in tears from the doctor’s office. I bitched and moaned to a friend about my situation only to realize 2 minutes later what an ass I was being about this. Here I was complaining about my minor and curable issue to a friend who has MS. I didn’t have cancer, MS or but something I had an answer and potential remedy for. Sure I spent a half hour having a needle stuck into my tear ducks but I’m fine, healthy even and blessed to only have experienced only a little discomfort.

9 comments:

Safa said...

Only a little discomfort???? Having a needle anywhere near my eyes would cause me to cry...you handled that well!!! I hope you get well soon and the surgery isn't too painful.

CreoleInDC said...

I'll go with you if you need me Chica!

Luke Cage said...

It's all good miss H. Besides, anything having to do with the eyes makes mine tear up. It's just something about the eyes that makes a brotha get all squeamish and whatnot. But don't minimize what you have either. Although not as life threatening as your friends MS, the natural reaction is to complain and be frightful about any procedure having to do with our bodies in any shape or form! Hi luv!

Nikki said...

Ok, my eyes started welling up when I read that you had a needle in your tear ducts.

Quel said...

It's good that you put your own problems in perspective considering things could be worse. A needle in your eye, even for somebody without cancer, is worth moaning about. That does not sound cute.

I wear glasses and will never wear contacts or get lasik...that's how much I don't want to mess with my eyes. Plus I think glasses are an awesome accessory.

Anonymous said...

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Hostess said...

See! We told you you didn't have cancer. If you need a ride to or from, hit me up.

courtneyelizabeth said...

ouch! I've actually had Lasik, which isnt really SERIOUS surgery, but...I know what must be going through your head all the same... I hope things get better!

CreoleInDC said...

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