Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What a busy week!

It feels good to be settling into my own house and back to my regular routines. I wish I could take this whole week to rest and relax but I'd already had appointments booked for the week.

Yesterday I saw my optometrist. I told her about my red eye from last week and she checked the eye but couldn't see anything. She said that the problem was most likely the beginnings of an infection that I managed to catch before it got worse. I'm supposed to watch for pain and photophobia in my eyes as those are symptoms of sarcoidosis in the eye. My eyes were a little light-sensitive when the eye was red but I wasn't winding in pain or anything.

I discovered that it's getting to be time for new lenses, too. The prescription in my left eye has deteriorated by 0.25 and the prescription in my right eye has improved by 0.25. No wonder everything looks fuzzy to me! My glasses' frames are beat up and losing their coating so I'll get new frames this time around. Even if the frames were in perfect condition I think I'd look for new frames because they don't go as well with my natural hair colour.

Tomorrow my Book Club starts up again; this time, we're studying When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron. I'm looking forward to seeing the Book Club members again as they're a huge source of support for me. I don't know what I'd do without them.

Speaking of support, I have my first appointment with an individual therapist tomorrow after Book Club. I'm a little nervous about that appointment because I don't know what to expect. Going to get individual support is a huge step for me and of course it's scary. I hope that I connect with this person and that she's familiar with the types of mental illness that are found in my family - especially the Borderline Personality Disorder that my mom had. If tomorrow's appointment doesn't work out for some reason then I can ask to see someone else there. We'll see how it goes.

Luckily, once I get home after tomorrow's appointments, I'll get to relax all evening (much like I've done today). I can hardly wait :)

1 comment:

Tarbikafa said...

very nice