k-- Deep breath-- here is today’s news on the eyeballs. OK -- so Monday night my eyes were painful- but I put that down to the "trauma" of the procedures that were done. Tuesday-- my eyes were pretty painful and red and blinking was getting worse since that hurt. By last night, they were really getting worse. This morning when I got up they were so matted together I couldn't’ get them open at all-- even with my fingers- until I had put on hot compresses and really worked with them. Yep it was pretty nasty. By the time I got to work, I knew there was something really wrong-- I could barely open my eyes, my lids were swollen really badly and the sclera (white part) was this nice pink-to-red color and I looked like I had been on a weekend bender. I left my sunglasses on because they were so nasty looking. Anyway by lunchtime I was near tears (no pun intended) because of the pain-- and nothing I was doing was making them any better, plus because of the swelling my vision was getting bad. So I started calling around to see if I could find ANYONE Dr. wise that could see me today. I ended up right back with the Dr I had seen on Monday.
Anyway, by the time I got there my eyes were even worse if that is possible. She walked in and looked at me and said "Those are some seriously sad looking eyes." Sooo now that I have said all of that, this is what happened-- -well she doesn’t know for sure
I know this is getting long -- and I hate to gripe-- but here is the even better part.... Since I have a lot of seemingly unrelated symptoms and not only with my eyes now they are probably going to do a auto immune system work up on me for possibly something causing this --- according to the Dr at work and the eye Dr it is pretty amazing to have a infection of this magnitude develop in less than two days-- that coupled with the previous back-of-the-eyeball infections I have had leads them to think it may be something systemic like Sicca Syndrome (Sicca syndrome: An autoimmune disease, also known as Sjogren syndrome, that classically combines dry eyes, dry mouth, and another disease of connective tissue such as rheumatoid arthritis (most common), lupus, scleroderma or polymyositis.There is a great preponderance of females. About 90% of Sjogren syndrome patients are female, usually in middle age or older.) had to copy that because I can’t spell Sjogren's LOL-- and that definition is me all over the place.
She doesn’t want to do anything about that though until the infection is under control.