August 5, 2013

Everything's So Blurry

That is not a metaphorical title but more on that later.

This weekend, The Pilot and I went to New Jersey. It took us an hour and a half just to leave DC and another 3 1/2 hours to get to my mom's house. To say I was restless would be a tremendous understatement.

We spent the car ride making a celebrity guest list for our wedding...because that's just how we roll. We haven't actually made any wedding plans, but we do have a list of celebrities who we would like to be friends with and would like to come to our wedding.

That's how we roll.

When we finally got to my mom's house, she had thrown us an impromptu engagement party. She made The Pilot's favorite dish (how does that work?) and brought us champagne. My aunt made us a key lime cake which was phenomenal.

Those champagne flutes were a gift from my mom. She had no intention of us opening them right then and there but The Pilot insisted. Hey, at least now we have champagne flutes for our wedding!

After celebrations were over, we went to bed. Saturday morning, I was up early to head to a bridal shower down the shore. It was my first time down the shore since Hurricane Sandy and it's nice to see how quickly they're rebuilding everything. Post-shower, I went to go visit my grandparents and then went out to dinner with my mom and sister. We then spent about 3 hours at Barnes & Noble looking at all of the wedding magazines...which are awful.

Sunday morning, I was up way earlier than I wanted to be for my flight back to DC and spent the rest of the afternoon on the couch before going to bed at 8:00.

Now, back to the title of this post. Last week, I went to the eye doctor for a routine eye exam...or so I thought. It turns out, I have a serious oxygen deficiency in my cornea which is causing some issues with sudden blurriness and red eyes that I've been having. Apparently, it's pretty serious and because of it, my vision can not currently be corrected to 20/20 until this problem clears up. So I am on a strict no contacts diet for at least a month until this gets resolved, during which I'm on prescription eye drops as well as artificial tears which I'm putting in my eyes about half a dozen times a day.

The problem with all of this is that I can't see anything with my glasses. The doctor even said I was seeing better with contacts. Right now, I'm seeing just about as well with or without my glasses which means I can't see anything, everything is blurry and I am getting major headaches as a result of it. It's a terrible feeling.

I don't even know how this has affected running since I haven't =/. Thursday after work, I headed out for a treadmill run and made it half a mile before my knee started hurting. The weekend was just too busy and I wanted to give myself the rest, so we'll see how this weekend goes.

So that's what's going on in Planes, Trains and Running Shoe land. What's going on everywhere else? Anyone else ever had similar eye issues? Did they clear up?


  1. Just don't scratch your cornea, because they legit make you wear an eye patch. And there aren't any drugs.

  2. Your impromptu engagement party sounds fun, I love key lime pie!

    I'm sorry to hear about your eye! I hope that it can be cleared up soon. I know how it feels to get headaches from bad vision. :(

  3. Love the spontaneous party your mom through you!! There is nothing better than having exciting family and friends celebrating with you!!

    Sorry to hear about your eyes, I had very dry eyes and was on strict glass wearing for a couple of weeks. Nobody has ever seen me outside the house with glasses, people were pretty shocked :)

  4. Ick about the eyes! I get cranky when I have to wear my glasses for a whole day, I can't imagine being told I have to do it for a month (or longer). Does your doc have any idea what caused it?

  5. my glasses are broken right now, and I am usually a contacts only person but of course now that they are broken I just want to wear glasses everyday! having bad vision is for the birds.

  6. Yikes-- hope your eyes get better soon. Nothing like some vision issues to give you major headaches... Sucks.


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