February 13, 2006

Eye am still here.

All right, I didn’t write anything about my eye yesterday, mainly because I was being lazy, and didn’t feel like posting anything. That means you all get a two for one today!

The pain is still there, it is subsiding some. There is still the sensation that my eye is being gouged out, but at least it’s not as strong today. Well either that or I’m getting accustomed to the sensation. Today I am developing a minor headache on the right side of my head, yes, it’s that generalized. It starts from behind my eye all the way to the side of my head, just about my right ear.

At this point, we have ruled out shingles. There is no noticeable rash, pox of discoloration of the face. If it were shingles, it definitely would have manifested by now. Since we’ve ruled that out, it means it’s one of the more mundane medical afflictions.

I have a follow up appointment with the ophthalmologist on Wednesday. I appreciate all of the advice and concerns about my eye. I’m going to try to answer everyone’s questions.

I’ve already seen an ophthalmologist on the first day. My GP works in a large office and the have one on site that examined me, that is how we know there is nothing wrong with the eye itself, it’s the surrounding tissue. There are no scratches, foreign substances or chemicals in my eye. Well, other then what the doctors have put there. The actual eyeball itself is perfectly normal. There is a loss of sensation on my eyelids and face around the eye, which however may be due to the already existing pain.

Posted by Contagion in General at February 13, 2006 08:58 AM | TrackBack

Hope you feel better soon. But if not, just get Ktreva to punch you on the other side of the face, that way, the pain won't be so localized! :)

Posted by: oddybobo at February 13, 2006 11:46 AM

Have they ruled out Bells Palsy?

Also, I'm still thinking it's something to do with your sinuses. Have you tried an allergist or Ears, Nose, throat specialist.

I'm going with sinuses though because your symptoms sound like some of my major sinus infections.

Posted by: Machelle at February 13, 2006 12:10 PM

bell's palsy has a noticeable ptosis (drooping eyelid) and usually is without pain.

Heh, you blogged about pinkeye and zombies this week.

Posted by: caltechgirl at February 13, 2006 12:12 PM

I'm gone for a week and you are a wreck. Guess we'll have to work this out better next time. I like Oddybobo's suggestion... ;-)

Posted by: vw bug at February 13, 2006 12:28 PM

.. ouch, man.. go to the doctor..

Posted by: Eric at February 13, 2006 02:24 PM

I really hope you feel better soon!

Posted by: jimmyb at February 13, 2006 05:28 PM