What a funny old week we have had yet again. Last Friday, the 16th, was our wedding anniversary; 44 years of wedded bliss (well, sort of anyway!) We went to a local hostelry for our tea and a celebratory drink only to be interrupted several times by the ring of OH's mobile phone as he was covering for the manager who is on holiday. Whatever did we all do before we had mobile phones? Relax obviously..lol....
For months now our computer chair has been playing up. I sit to type a blog post or to read my emails and the chair gently lowers itself until my chin is touching the desk. I pump it up only for it to happen again ...and again... so in exasperation I went to Staples and chose a new chair, half price in the sale! Lovely! Until we tried to assemble it and found something missing.... only the blooming castors GGRRR! They handed us as set of castors while remarking "oh yes, that's the second one we know about". Fair enough but it's taken an extra journey and more fuel to return to the store. Whatever happened to quality control?
I have also had quite a worrying few days. On Sunday, I noticed that there was something wrong with my left eye. I was seeing 'flashes' and 'floaters' you know the kind of thing that is like a ghostly shadowy dot moving slowly around as you move your eye, but bearing no similarity to the direction your eye is moving in. Weird but very unsettling. I have had floaters before and they either disappear or the brain shuts them out (I don't know which) but these were new and I've not had flashes since my migraines ceased. On Monday, I rang the optician and booked an appointment for today as they had nothing available until then. A phone call to the GP received the same response, no appointment available, see your optician, so I waited.....
At my appointment today the Opthamologist put drops in my eye to dilate the pupil and had a good look around the back of the eye with a very bright light. I am very squeamish regarding eyes, but she was very good, very kind and very thorough. She took lots of retinal photos and assured me that she can see no signs of retinal tears or detachment at which I heaved a great sigh of relief. To say I was petrified that I might need treatment would be an understatement. At the moment, my left pupil is still enormous compared to the right one so I look a bit freakish but, I am assured, it will be back to normal by tomorrow. I have to go back again on Sunday for a sight test and she will check my eye again. God Bless good Opthamologists.
Does anyone else suffer with 'floaters'? How do you cope with them?
Sorry about the lack of photos but I have been too worried to take any :(
Take care all of you and thanks everso for popping in x