My eyes, that is. Had my eye appointment on Friday morning - it was quite horrible! First I had anaesthetic drops in my eyes and the girl got this pressure tester gauge, which she then tapped on my eyeballs (like, I could SEE this thing hitting my eye repeatedly) but it didn't hurt, it was just weird. Then she put the dilating drops in my eyes, and warned me that these drops were EXTRA strong. She said that my pupils could stay dilated for up to 3 days afterwards (she wasn't joking)!!
So after my pupils dilated to the size of saucers, I saw the doc. He actually started the examination by saying "This will be a bit unpleasant"... hmmmm ... Picture this, the room is dark, the only light is the one the doctor is holding, and its searing into the back of my eye. Because your pupils dont work anymore, he has to hold my eyelids open (the natural reaction is to close your eyes). Then he gets this "poking stick" (thats the official name) and presses it into your eyeball, still blinding you with the light, while all the time you have to 'look left, look up and left, look up, look up and right...' etc. By now my eyes were streaming - and all that poking around my eyes really hurt! And just when you think its over, then you have the other eye to do!
Finally he suctions this glass lens thing onto your eyeball, and had another look at my retina. When he removed the lens, there was this gross "sucking noise" and then it felt like about half a glass of water splashed down onto my cheeks - just a little bit of water from the eyes! The things we have to suffer! Anyway, looks like its all good for the eye op, in just over a months time.
So on Saturday I got up to find that my pupils were STILL dilated, which meant I couldn't really take the pooches for a walk. Even with sunglasses, the sun was so bright that everything outside was literally brilliant white. I still did my chest and tricep workout at home though, and took the dogs for a big walk on Sunday to make up for it.
Had a few slip ups on the weekend food-wise, so I'm not very happy with myself. Why oh why do I struggle on weekends? Not enough water, and bad food choices. I always find it easy to focus during the week, but come Saturday I lose that determination. I think I need to throw myself into this house renovation - then I will be so busy on weekends that I wont have time to think about anything else!
This morning I did the cycle class again - and yay! found it a bit easier this week... hopefully my fitness is starting to come back!