Friday, March 14, 2008

Frustrating Day

I woke up with a scratched cornea, not too bad, as it turned out, but very painful. With swollen eyelids, as well, I wasn't about to undertake a trip to Southern Arizona, as I had planned on doing for a book signing.

After cancelling my hotel and sending my regrets to the book fair coordinator, I went back to bed. I woke up this afternoon feeling much better, but glad I hadn't tried to drive with such painful eyes. I might have been able to go on a trip by then, but time was not on my side, and I'd cancelled the hotel and the appearance.

It's okay. I've learned to become resolved to the day-to-day happenings with my eyes. On some days they are fine. Other days they ache, or burn, or the eyelids are swollen and peeling from the dry air and allergy to the drops I used to use.

I'm learning (re-learning?) patience. There are other things I can accomplish this weekend. Maybe they are more important than a road trip today.

1 comment:

  1. It's always hard to have to cancel plans, but it sounds like you made the right decision. Hope your eye feels better soon.


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