Hello my loves, I have not been able to post for 1 whole week now….. but I am back… I have enough material to last a lifetime.
On Monday night, I went to get some superglue, I bet you can guess where the story goes, however I will indulge as let’s be honest. what is more stupid then getting superglue in your eye!!! – I cut the tip of the superglue like you are meant to, unfortunately the first mistake I made was using blunt scissors, the second mistake I made was wiggling the top trying the break the seal….. Needless to say it did indeed open, on the forward swing and coming at me was the contents of the 5ml bottle.
It was literally a split second, I couldn’t close my eye in time, not even a blink could save me….. cue intense burning pain and my eye superglued shut…. I called 111 and they asked me what I had done and asked if I had intended to superglue my eye shut. I promptly told Julie, ‘if I had intended to glue my eye shut, I wouldn’t be calling 111 screaming in agony’ I was told off for being aggressive, but assured an ambulance would be dispatched. I was told not to do anything or take anything as the ambulance would be giving me something on arrival. – I have been in an ambulance more times then I can remember, I have been given every type of painkiller they have, my personal favourite is IV paracetamol alongside gas and air.
An hour had passed and the right side of my face started swelling up and my face was on fire, I was told if my symptoms got any worse to phone 999 back. So I called them back. I told them the story from the beginning. My eye was in agony and I mean agony, it felt as if someone was pushing a needle through the middle of my eye. Again I was asked if I superglued my eye deliberately. Finally 2hrs late I heard sirens, I thought thank God for that…..!
The sirens weren’t for me, well they were but they got diverted to an emergency just as they reached the estate where I live. I couldn’t make it up if I tried. I remember promising to myself if they came I would be a nicer person, more patient, etc etc.
Eventually 2.5hrs after my first phone call my phone rang. by this point I couldn’t open both my eyes, the operator said on the phone that an ambulance couldn’t come for another couple of hours as they were really busy. It was a Monday night…… anyway they offered to pay for a taxi to the hospital. I agreed on the basis that they would see me pronto and I wouldn’t have to wait as the taxi was in place of the ambulance. Another 45min later the taxi came. I dived in and told him to drive…. he belted me in, I literally couldn’t see.
Whilst on the phone the paramedic said to take painkillers and any medication I was due to take. I took tramadol, anti inflamatories and swigged on the oramorph I had. There was the smallest teaspoon in the world left.typical!
I got to the hospital, in double quick time, the taxi driver didn’t hang back and at one point we were topping 80mph. I only know that because I wrenched open my good eye to look as it felt quite fast. As I registered at A&E, I was put in a wheelchair and parked in the waiting room. Ben phoned me and asked what the update was, I told him I was still waiting in A&E and hadn’t been seen yet, he called 30min later. He phone the a&e department and asked why I was still waiting, they assured him that I was next.
After 3 further names were called, Ben called them again and told them that if they didn’t look at my eye, he would call the ambulance. Low and behold they didn’t realise the ambulance sent the taxi….. I couldn’t believe it! I was seen straight away and the nurse assessed me and said I needed to see the doctor. By this time it was midnight and I was given two paracetamol….! The doctor looked at me, put drops in my eye which were like instant relief. I was then able to open it..! I asked the doctor if he was married as he had provided me with the miracle…… jesus I can be such a knob sometimes.
He popped dye in my eye and told me I had damaged the cornea, I was asked to do an eye test and he was surprised I could see as well as I could. He told me that an opthomologist would call me and arrange an appointment within 48hrs.
3 days later no phone call and my eye was blurry, I called my GP who reffered me to my local hospital which has an eye department. I would be called that day. A week later I didn’t have a phonecall. I called the best eye hospital with an emergency department and they made me an appointment but told me I couldn’t drive. Ben was talking to his boss’s boss about a large scale project so couldn’t take me.
I cancelled but made one the following day, I went in and after waiting 3hrs and told nobody could see me as they were more emergencies, we left. So my eye is no closer to being looked at, it’s so itchy and irritated, sensitive to light and steam! – I only know the steam as I opened the oven and the steam wooshed out and my eye was like I don’t like this….!
So I can now look at screens and get back to work…….. I may have to wear a patch to strengthen my left good eye as it’s lazy…….. but apart from that lollll….. I will blog more about other adventures I have had in the last 7 days since I posted.