Operation Ten Semi-Vacation Days in May is underway!
I woke up this morning in DC at a friend's condo. She goes to work early. And I mean EARLY. She gets in at 6:15! Not crazy. But she has a desk job, so I find it very crazy. She could work 9-5. Instead she works 6:15 to 5. Haha. Guess not all government jobs are 8 or 9 hours a day.
But I woke up bleary eyed.
My contacts were bothering me a lot mid-April. So I switched to a new pair, it was time anyway. But then the new pair hurt almost immediately in my left eye.
Went to the eye doctor Saturday (weird story, I actually walked to the eye doctor and met a woman who lives near me and walked and talked with her the whole way; very bizarre because it's a pretty long walk, and no one really walks in Dallas, and we only started talking when some jack@ss nearly hit her).
He said my eye was okay and ordered a new brand of lenses for me.
Wore the contacts Saturday, no issues.
Ran a half marathon Sunday that felt hot and sunny. (Weird story, the guy who I think is the most popular runner in Dallas introduced me to someone he'd just met, who was super-interesting and I spent a lot of time talking to, she was in town for the race because her husband is on a project in Dallas so she visited for the week from ... Grand Cayman!) (Very weird because I feel like I never meet strangers, but two over the weekend!) I think the temp was only in the low 70s, but it was oppressively sunny with no shade. While waiting around for my AG award (very small race), I thought I got bit by something. I was itchy all over. Arms, legs, face. I felt like my lips were swelling a little but it was no big deal. I have tons of food allergies and if it just makes me itch or swell on the outside, it's fine -- the problem is when my throat swells on the inside, which is just a few foods that I'm well aware of. I got home and my eyes were swelling a little. Took out my contacts right away.
Wore the contacts Monday, no issues.
Wore the contacts yesterday, and by about noon, I could see my left eye was pretty red. I took out my contacts again. I left for the airport early and got in to see the eye doctor on my way. He checked it again and confirmed all the blood vessels had broken, but there was no apparent issue.
Well, last night I could barely sleep because it hurt so much. Tears from the eye were running down my face.
Today it's red and watery still. Hurts. Not sure what to do. Keep waiting to let it get better? Urgent care? ER? Find an eye doctor here? Ugh.
Did I mention it's my law school reunion this weekend and I'm going to see a bunch of people I haven't seen in 5 or 15 years? Double ugh...
I think I'm going to give it today and see if it gets better on its own.
Happy to be in DC though! Going to lunch with my college mentor today.