Monday, September 21, 2009

EYES THAT CAN'T SEE, A HIKE AND A CAMERA THAT REALLY WORKS!


I had an eye appointment last Wednesday to get a pair of glasses to be used when I don't want to wear my contacts.  I have been having trouble with blurred vision and burning eyes for about 2-3 weeks so I thought the prescription in my eyes had changed.  Nope!  Found out my eyes were wounded.  Like someone had poked hundreds of pin holes in my eyes.  That explains the blurred vision, the burning, and the sensitivity to light... oh... and all the headaches.  The cause?  Unknown.  The doc says possibly the contact solution or the contacts themselves.  He said my eyes have become allergic or sensitive to either one.  He wants me to change solution first and see what happens before he changes the contacts. 

Because of this he was not able to check my eyes for prescription.  Instead I got antibiotic eye drops (which cost me $45 copay at the pharmacy and would only last me 3 days) and was told to leave my contacts out until my next appointment, which happened to be today.  I have a pair of glasses but the prescription is so old that it is almost worse wearing them then to just go without. 

The first couple days of no contacts, not being able to see, the burning and light sensitivity really limited me on what I could do.  I couldn't sit at the computer for long periods of time, I couldn't watch TV either, I couldn't read for long and I definately couldn't drive.  And having the constant blurred vision drove me completely crazy and gave me lots of headaches. 

The drops seemed to help after the first couple days.  The blurred vision wasn't so bad, and the light sensitivity diminished.  So on Sunday we decided to go for a hike.  The first part of the hike went fine but after a while I got really dizzy and started to see triple and felt like the ground was moving out from underneath me.  And I also got sick to my stomache.  I got really upset by this.  And I threw a tinsy little fit by throwing my glasses onto the ground (I can't believe I am even sharing this with you).  So we ended up having to turn around and go home. 

On a much lighter note.  I got a new camera this weekend!  I have been needing a new camera for over 2 years, since I dropped the last one I had in the Ocean on the Oregon Coast.  That is one of the reasons we went on a hike, so I can try out my new camera.  I was able to take a few pictures and they turned out great.  I am very pleased.  Hope you enjoy them too!  Now I just need to learn more cool stuff about digital photography.  Looking into some classes.


Fairy Lake Trail Head - Bridger Mountains


Looking down on Fairy Lake from trail


Wow!  Beautiful Blue Green Water.  And all the beautiful green pine trees surrounding it.



Look how amazingly beautiful that water looks


Beautiful scenery!



Bill looking at the Blue Blue Sky



Forest Foliage along trail

5 comments:

Annette Lyon said...

Very pretty pictures! (Hope your eyes get figured out real soon--sounds downright miserable!)

Lara said...

That is so weird about your eyes! I scratched my cornea once and that was miserable...yours sounds way worse! Hope it gets feeling better soon.

The pictures are beautiful, and I'm wondering if they shouldn't call it blue sky country instead of big sky country. Gorgeous!

midRae said...

Hope your eyes feel better fast. I know you have to be so over it by now. Love the photos and I am so jealous. I wish I lived where you live. Big dream, nice little cabin, lots of trees, and lots of wildlife. Heaven. What camera did you end up getting? Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hope your eyes get feeling better soon. I know how eyes hurt so bad it feels like you have a boulder even with a little scratch. The pictures are beautiful, the camera does a great job. Get better. Love ya, MOM

Valerie said...

Beautiful pictures! So sorry to hear about your eyes though.