Sorry I’ve been a little bit MIA this past week! I would like to pretend its because I have been overwhelmingly busy but that isnt really the case, I’ve just been a little unwell!
Last week, on Tuesday (27th March) my left eye was feeling really light sensitive and like there was something in my eye that was rubbing. I have a scar on my left eyeball from a grain of sand that scratched it in Thailand, so knew I should go have my eye looked at by my optician to be on the safe side. For those of you who don’t know, I literally have THE worst eye sight! So when I went in to the optician on the Tuesday and the receptionist told me I shouldn’t wear my contacts until my appointment, I was not looking forward to it! I just don’t feel like I suit my glasses, by the end of the day they hurt the side of my head because I’m not used to wearing them, and I’m also very conscious of the filler in my nose… I don’t want to cause a dent!
Anyway, I took their advice and stopped wearing my contacts straight away. Along came Friday, the day of my appointment and as chance had it, a colleague was also in the opticians, fitting in her appointment before work like I was. What are the chances? We were both there with exactly the same symptoms, and were both told we needed to go to hospital the same day, at the same time because we both had an ulcer on our cornea! Not the nicest thing to have, but the opticians and ourselves couldn’t believe that we both had the same thing at the same time?!
To cut the rest of it short, we went to the hospital, were checked over, and prescribed antibiotic eyedrops to be used once and hour, every hour apart from while we were asleep. After two days the drops went down to once every four hours which is a lot easier to keep track of! I started the drops on Friday at around 3pm and by Saturday morning I could barely open my eye due to the light being so painful. Even when my good eye was looking at daylight and my other was closed and covered, it still hurt! I was really gutted because working in retail, you basically work every bank holiday unless you book it off as a holiday, but I was given this Saturday, Sunday and Monday off! I had made plans with my friends to go out that Saturday night and was just really upset that I might not be able to go. Well, as the day went on I was able to open my eyes and walk around the house with no problem – the antibiotics had clearly kicked in!
Once my eye started to feel good again Jack took me to Dogs Trust, I had seen a dog on their website that I absolutely fell in love with. We go to Dogs Trust quite a lot and although in my heart I could adopt them all in a second, I know that it isn’t practical for our lifestyle to get one right now. But when I saw this one I felt completely different, like it doesn’t matter that its ‘not the right time’ to get another dog, I was fully willing to get her and make allowances. When we got there she wasn’t able to be viewed because she had just had an operation on both eyes and was recovering (what are the chances?!), We agreed to go home and think about it, and return on Monday to view her. Once Monday came she was already reserved and I was kicking myself. But realistically maybe it was for the best. I would have wanted at least a week off to bring a new dog into the home to settle her in, and we also have Prince to think about, and make sure that they get along. So, maybe it was the for best. But I would be lying if I said I wasn’t refreshing her page on the Dogs Trust website a few times a day to see if she becomes available again! Oh also, we rent our house, the land lord knows that Prince stays with us but he is very small and not very mighty… I feel like an Akita/Chow would be a little different!
Back to my eye, by the evening I decided I was comfortable enough to go out… maybe I’m stupid but I just felt like it was okay! I got my makeup on and felt so much better, I wore a new contact lens in my right eye only, leaving my left eye alone. I didn’t want to disturb the ulcer at all. My left eye was still quite red but not too noticeable. When I reflect on this I really should have just stayed in and got better but I had been looking forward to seeing my friends for ages, I rarely ever get a bank holiday off and didn’t want to miss out… FOMO!
Fast forward to now and my eye is almost back to normal, I’m used to wearing my glasses a bit more now and I’m going to continue wearing them until I’ve used all of my eyedrops up. I don’t want to jump the gun and wear contacts again just to end up back in the same situation! Although while I write this I’m also getting ready to go to the gym and god knows how I’m going to do my workout with glasses on!
So, thats basically why I haven’t been putting out any blog posts since my eye went bad, it was painful to look at my screen and I had bank holiday plans! Since the bank holiday I have been SO tired. I don’t know if its because I’m not used to having a few days off together and I’m maybe finding it hard to get back into the swing of things, but Im so unbelievably tired on a morning I feel like I’ve been hit my a bus. Its my day off today, and I woke up around 8am and then just laid in bed with my dog and snoozed until around 11.30! Its just a real big struggle at the moment to get myself up and ready, so if anyone has any tips that will make me feel nice and energized on a morning that would be great!
And finally, SPRING HAD SPRUNG! When I did finally get out of bed this morning, I was absolutely thrilled to find the sun flooding into the house as I opened my blinds! So nice after months of drizzle, hail, snow… you name it England had had it! I pretty much ran around the house opening every possible blind and putting all the windows on ventilate. Prince shot out of the back door into the garden and had a run around. He’s a strange little thing sometimes… he was trying to get comfortable on the decking but the wood seemed to be bothering him, so I went and got a blanket out of his bed and laid it down for him. He decided to ignore it and lay on the doormat in the sun looking out into the garden instead? Oh well Prince, whatever floats your boat.
We moved into this house in Feb, which you can read all about here and see some photos! So this will be our first Spring/Summer, having the sun out today has made me so excited for whats to come! The garden is prefect for BBQ’s and drinks in the sun, My birthday is in July so I feel like a garden party is definitely in order!
Im such a summer person its ridiculous. An absolute sun worshipper if there every was one! Yes I love camping, I like skiing too… BECAUSE YOU’RE PREPARED FOR THE WEATHER! But day to day I could absolutely live in a climate where it was summer all year round, Maybe its because the UK has such a short summer and a long dreary autumn, winter and spring most years. I don’t feel like we have nice clear seasons anymore, theres summer, and then the rest of the time. And I’m not down with it! The sun makes me feel so happy and motivated to get out and do things, ahhhh, if only it lasted longer!
Next month Jack and I are going to Croatia and now I’m seeing some sunshine I cannot wait to hop on a plane and relax! GET ME ON HOLIDAY!
Sorry if you find this post a bit boring. No product review, just me babbling on about my poorly eye haha! Let me know in the comments below if you have any tips that make you feel energized on a morning, I’m really struggling to get up at the moment and could just lay in bed for HOURS! What do you think of the dog I fell in love with, should we have got her or do you think we made the right decision? Im kicking myself!
Love, Chelsea xxx