Emotions and Healing


This week has been quite the week with emotions.  Usually I'm not emotional, I can keep the tears at bay even during a heart wrenching movie.  Now when I'm worried about my health, well then the waterworks begin!  Monday had me worried and crying about my eyes, so I went to an urgent eye care clinic at the big big hospital and saw an ophthalmologist.

You see, I started with a simple eye infection and those antibiotic drops caused corneal abrasions that were not healing with subsequent drops prescribed.  So after the third visit and my eyes looking worse I knew I needed to switch doctors.


So now the good news, after two days of yet again new antibiotic eye drops, I went for a return visit for a recheck with the reddest eyes (so ugly!).  However, my corneas are nearly healed and I've now started a steroid drop that has reduced the inflammation significantly.  This is by far the best my eyes have felt in a long long time.  I see her (the doctor) next week.  I feel I'll be there frequently for lots of rechecks and monitoring of my eye pressures.


I'm so grateful for this doctor!  In turn, my anxiety (and ridiculous tears) have lowered and I'm once again thinking about knitting and projects and other little joys in my life.  I am furiously working on the mitts and I finished a hat for yet another gift.


Thank you all for the well wishes here and on instagram.  I am feeling so much better.  I hope you have a great weekend!!

Comments

  1. I am so sorry that you have been so worried by all of this, but it sounds as though you have now found a great doctor who is really helping you so I am glad about that. I hope that the new drops etc keep doing good things and that you will soon be back to yourself again, knitting up a storm and not having to go to the doctors. Take care of yourself. Hugs! xx

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  2. I'm so glad you are finally getting some relief <3

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  3. Glad you are on the mend! Cute hat :-).

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  4. What we don't know about your health is always worse than when we learn the truth. Good to hear you're eyes are healing and your anxiety has reason to lessen. Take care.

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  5. Eyes are so important! I'm glad you've switched doctors and are beginning to see improvement. Keep knitting and healing!

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  6. What a worry for you, Karen. Glad you got some reassuring care and a good outcome. Love and prayers xxx

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  7. So glad you found something to help! That is stressful. Eyesight is nothing to take for granted! And sometimes we just need to cry. It helps relieve emotion!

    The hat is pretty!

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  8. You certainly have reason to cry dear Karen. Health issues are scary. I'm so glad you found a doctor who is helpful.

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  9. I have a friend that has the same issue and had to find a new eye doctor. I'm glad you are on the mend and doing better :)

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  10. Anything to do with the eyes is a scary thing. Glad your doing better.

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  11. I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better. Hope you continue on the upswing. xx

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  12. Oh, Karen! I am so sorry! That is so frustrating, and I completely understand. I have a genetic eye inflammation that flares up every now and again and requires steroid drops and eye pressure monitoring, and I shed a lot of tears in the beginning before we figured out a treatment that worked for me. I am so glad you have a better doctor now! Sending lots of love!

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  13. I have been concerned for you Karen and am glad to hear things are finally moving in the right direction.
    I hope you have a really great weekend. We are going to be the coldest we've been all season!!!

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  14. Oh, I am so sorry you had to go through all this. I am glad things are starting to get better. I also struggle a lot with my emotions when things go wrong and the knitting is something that keeps me sane. I wish you a great weekend and a soon recovery!

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  15. Oh no, it sounds like a truly exhausting couple of weeks! I'm so glad you're finally getting some relief.

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  16. I am so sorry you are having problems with your eyes and that it is making you anxious, sounds like quite a miserable time. Hopefully, now that you have found a new doctor you will heal and in turn feel so much better. Sending you a virtual hug.

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  17. I don't blame you for shedding a few tears. It's a scary thing to have something go wrong with your eyes. I'm glad you have found a better doctor, and that the new drops are working.

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  18. OOh eyes are so important - good on you for switching doctors. Glad they are on the mend.

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  19. I'm sorry it took having to go to a second doctor to get the right diagnosis, but good for you for taking charge and making the switch. I'm glad you're on the mend, and hope it's all smooth sailing from here.

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  20. (((Hugs))) I'm so sorry for all that you have gone through with your eyes. That is really scary. And, I'm really glad that you saw a different doctor, and it has made a big difference. Your Christmas cactus is blooming! So is mine.♥ Have a great weekend, Karen.

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  21. Damn. I'm sorry you were so scared and frustrated. I'm glad you listened to your intuition and sought out another doc who was more in tune to your eye issue.

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  22. So glad your eyes are doing better. That's a scary thing! Hope you have a nice weekend! ;)

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  23. I am so glad your eyes are better! How difficult!
    The hat looks beautiful!

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  24. Eye issues are so frightening. i am so very glad that you are better!!!!
    I love the hat

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  25. So glad that you changed doctors and that your eyes are improving! Big hugs and happy to hear you are back knitting! Take care.

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  26. I'm so glad you are feeling better and getting the treatment you need. I am the same way with health anxiety. I'm really bad with the whole dental thing and guess who has to have a ton of work (types of stuff never experienced before). Anyhow, thanks for sharing. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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  27. I'm so glad your eyes are finally healing. Having anything wrong with your eyes is very scary. It was smart to change doctors. Enjoy your knitting. Wishing you continued improved health.

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  28. I'm so sorry you've had to deal with and worry about your eyes so much. I'm glad it's getting better and I hope your eyes will be completely healed soon.

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  29. Oh my goodness. I think your worries and emotions are very understandable. It sounds like your eyes on on their way to healing. I hope so. Take good care.

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  30. Oh goodness, Karen, so sorry you have had all these issues, but so glad that you seem to be in good hands now and the healing has begun. Sending healing vibes. Enjoy your weekend.

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  31. I'm so happy that you have found a dctor that was able to help. How scary for you... Hope it just keeps getting better and better... The hat is lovely!

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  32. that would be really hard! must of really hurt! So glad you took matters seriously and got a new doctor! I find we really have to be our own advocates when it comes to our health! Hope you are fully better soon!!!

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  33. That is such good news that your eyes are finally beginning to heal - what an ordeal for you. Tears are sometimes necessary, health scares are so stressful it can be quite cathartic to just have a good cry - even if it serves absolutely no purpose other than to let off steam.

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  34. Relieved to hear that you found your angel in a new doctor. Mostly I am glad to hear that you are on the road to healing. Thinking of you and sending much love. xo

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  35. Your tears are not ridiculous at all. It is much better to let them out than bottled them up. Your eyes are so important it doesn't bear thinking about. I do hope you are on the right road now. Thinking of you.

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  36. Sending you a big hug, pleased you are getting the right treatment for your precious eyes. Much love xx

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  37. no fooling around when it comes to your eyes....(my dad was blind; i know what i'm talking about !!!!) so glad you found someone who could help!!!!!!

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  38. That's very upsetting. I would be crying too! Feel better

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  39. Karen, I am SO glad to hear that your eyes are finally beginning to improve. It sounds as if the switch in doctors was necessary. Oh...and I love the completed red and white mittens! xo

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  40. I am happy to hear that you are on the mend. Must have been a frightening time. Love your notebook.

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  41. Health issues are super scary. Glad to hear that things are improving!!

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  42. Fantastic to hear that your eyes are mending. I hear ya about all the worrying, anxiety and mental aerobics we do about health issues. Because I am such a visual person, any issues with my eyes would probably lead me to some sort of breakdown. Thank goodness for great doctors!!! xoxo

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  43. Karen, I am so glad that you followed your instincts and switched doctors! You should never apologize for the tears, they help us to heal. I'm sending you hugs and wishes that your eye continues to improve day by day! xx

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  44. I'm so glad you got to see a good specialist. They are worth their weight in gold (at least). Finding the right doctor is such a challenge when things aren't going well with your initial doc and when you are emotionally stressed by still being less than you want to be. I hope that you continue to heal and that in the future you will be told that your eyes are well enough for you to only have to come in once or twice a year always knowing that your doctor will be available if something goes wonky. Don't apologize for your tears. They may have helped you decide that you needed to find a new doctor. Also they were a release. Hang in.

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  45. Glad you are getting sorted. I am the same if I am worrying about my health. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

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  46. So sorry you've had all this mess, but glad you're on the mend. One time I had corneal abrasions (caused my the callouses on the backs of my eyelids from 24 hour contact wear - yikes!) and got to the pharmacist and got the drops the prescribed. $102 AFTER insurance! Ack! So I learned my lesson to take better care of my eyes! Happy that you are able to focus (pun intended) on nitty gifts!

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  47. I'm so glad you are getting some much needed relief! Sending love and prayers for some good reports! *hugs* :)

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  48. I'm so sorry to hear about your eyes Karen. It must have been so scary. But I'm glad that you are on the mend. I love your burnt orange hat...gorgeous colour and so glad that you can knit. Take care,
    debx

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