Thursday, February 5, 2009


If you noticed I missed a couple of days posting, here's my exciting story.

I don't know if I got a bad pair of contacts, or what, but two days after switching to a new pair, I woke up with severe light sensitivity. I had a really hard time driving Sarah to school. I had to hold one hand constantly right next to my eye to block the sunlight, and even so, the ambient light made my eyes go in and out of focus. I even had to keep one eye shut part of the time. I probably shouldn't have been driving at all, but what do you do?

I got home and sat in the office with all the blinds closed and lights off, but the light from the computer monitor was too much. I just sat around my house with the lights off until afternoon. It was better by the time I went to pick Sarah up from school, but I had a headache and slightly upset stomach the rest of the day.

So, yesterday, I woke up, and it was worse. I couldn't even open my eyes. Rich took the day off and did the driving and picking up and watching kids while I lay in a dark room. With sunglasses on. Under the covers. By that time, I knew enough to ditch the contacts, but it still took until around 4 (when the sunlight was waning and less intense) before I could walk around the house and get dinner done. My eyes felt like I'd been on a major crying jag, and my head ached.

It was with trepidation that I opened my eyes this morning. Fortunately, the worst has passed. Direct sunlight is still painful, but I am functioning again. Not fun.

1 comment:

Jenni said...

Sounds like my migraines. Contact induced migraine. Yuck.

Hope you're 100% soon!