July 25, 2006

going blind the hard way

beautiful people, i'll have to keep this short.

en route to the daycare this morning, i went to brush my bangs out of my eyes and somehow stabbed myself. went instantly blind. both eyes welled up and began tearing, i could barely keep my car on the road. pulled off and got it together.

had to drive the rest of the way covering the bad eye. as the pain waned, the blurriness intensified. at the daycare, i hastily ushered the boys to their respective classrooms. talked to the teachers about the week's upcoming events, swimdays, days lunches needed, you know, mommy stuff. once i returned to the car, i looked in the mirror to see if i could see anything.

holy cow. beauty, people. picture tammy faye with one blood red eyeball. yeah, it wasn't pretty. poor chou children, you know those teachers there must suspect i have a major drug problem. mascara stripes all down my face and i'm just yaking away about field trips and pb&js. classic chou karma.

anyway, the eye is hurting and still blurry, and the headache from staring at numbers all day, horrific. i'll be fine, but i'm going to turn in early as shut eye has never sounded so good. i'm overdue for beauty rest or i'm sure i'll scare some more innocents tomorrow.

sleep tight

Posted by shoe at July 25, 2006 08:23 PM | TrackBack

Holy crap! Get well!

Posted by: Denny at July 25, 2006 08:26 PM

Ouch! That sucks. Hurting the eye is always a bad thing. Hope it gets better.

Posted by: Karen at July 26, 2006 05:44 AM

If it's still bad today, go to the doctor. Seriously. Sheeeeeeeeeesh. You better take care of yourself. Shit, I thought you were going to say that you got into an accident. Scared me.

Posted by: zonker at July 26, 2006 06:26 AM

... just don't go all fashionista and stab the other one so that it matches.....

Posted by: Eric at July 26, 2006 09:12 AM

Sorry to hear about that and I'm glad it's better. But, like Zonker said, if it doesn't continue to improve, you should let someone take a look at it. The eye can get infected and give you all kinds of problems if you ignore it.

Another unsolicited suggestion: Trim either the bangs or the nails.

Posted by: Dash at July 26, 2006 04:41 PM

as a licensed medical professional...

if it's still puffy in the morning... go. get the gentamycin.

don't make me use force.

Posted by: RSM at July 26, 2006 09:57 PM

Hope it's feeling better today, Chou - if not I hope you get it checked out.

Posted by: Lisa W. at July 27, 2006 04:38 AM

the eye is fine. thanks for the get well wishes.

cept for you zonker. i'm mentally delinking you since i don't know how to manipulate html code. could you help me with that? and then i never want to talk to you again.

Posted by: shoe at July 27, 2006 06:39 AM

Heheheheh... Zonker's getting delinked.

Glad to hear your doing well. That poking yourself in the eye crap isn't the best thing to do. You shouldn't do it.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at July 27, 2006 05:36 PM

Owie owie owie!!!!! Hope it all looks beter tomorrow.....

Posted by: Richmond at July 27, 2006 07:00 PM

Ay ay ay! My eye!

I used to have similar adventures with my (hard) contact lenses...nothing like a grain of sand to make you want to scream.

Posted by: Elisson at July 27, 2006 07:57 PM

Hope you feel better soon!

Take care and take much ibuprofen!
Listen to the doc, if it's still bothering you, you might have scratched your cornea. Get some eye drops.

Sending well wishes your way!

Posted by: Melissa at July 28, 2006 03:29 AM