Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Is this a case of it gets worse before it gets better?

I sure hope so because my poor bulbous eye is worse today than it was yesterday before I started the antibiotics. I would hate to think I sat in an emergency room for 6 hours for nothing! And of course I wasn't sitting alone. Tanya lost a day at work because of this ... but I think she was not quite as dismayed by that as she might have been.

They are predicting all kinds of dire weather over the next few days so even if I wanted to get out I couldn't. That takes care of displaying my ugliness to the world, but I am a little concerned in case I need to return to the doctor. Oh well, no point in worrying about it. Worrying won't change the outcome.

Today I am going to unravel the first enormous sock I made so that I can re-knit it properly. It took me three tries on the second sock to get it right. I had never knit socks before and the pattern directions were confusing. When they are finished I will felt them down into slippers for Mud Mama. They are knit in a beautiful hand dyed variegated pink and violet wool. I love knitting with wool that is sensuously beautiful and feels good in my hands.

Mud Mama is bringing with her a bunch of wool from the Valley Fibres store near her home. I have placed a limit on the dollar amount but am leaving the choices up to Mud Mama who has a wonderful sense of colour and to the store owner who understands wool. It will be a wonderful Christmas present to myself that will keep me happily occupied after everyone leaves and I am once again a hermit with dog.

6 comments:

deb said...

Why are you continuing to play with this wool if you think it might be an allergy? Why don't you give that wool a rest for a couple of days and see if you improve?

Oma said...

Good idea. I guess I was hoping the doctor was right ... that it is an infection caused by having a small cut in the eye into which germs carried on the skin started their damage.

Tamarak said...

You look lovely, my dear!!!

I do hope it settles with the anti-biotics...is it cream or drops in the eye, or pills in your mouth? If it is cream or drops, I would imagine that they would not be too strong...so maybe it will take some time...

It is a snowy day today...

Oma said...

I am taking pills ... 40 of them spread over 10 days.

i am winning the ugly contest, Tamarak. You need a far worse rash to catch up now!

Tamarak said...

LOL

Don't jinx me!
I finished my steroids yesterday...and the damn rash is not all gone! If it comes back a third time I will crawl under a rock!

Oma said...

The woman from the wool shop (Wabi Sabi) called to tell me that the dye is food safe ... the same kind used in KoolAid and such, and the wool is from a small farm in Alberta that she deals with all the time and knows they don't put bad chemicals in it ... so ... I doubt if it is the cause of this reaction.