April 12, 2012

Eye Opening

Marc Comtois

It may have been noticed that I've been MIA for about a month. So, for those wondering, I learned on St. Patrick's Day that when an eyeball (my left one, in this case) collides with a soccer ball traveling 80+ mph, the soccer ball will win. Thankfully, there was no damage to my retinal nerve, but the orb got a good squishing (no rupture, thankfully) and hyphema (blood in the eye) occurred.

I've spent the last month doing nothing (and I mean nothing) but sitting (relatively) still and watching TV, doing minimal email and some very short reading using the cyclops method (ie; with one eye). The key is keeping head (and my eye) as "still" as possible so it can heal. I've been taken more eye drops than I thought possible and was on more glaucoma medicine than an 80 year old because my eye pressure was pretty high. I'm not very good at the "keeping still" part, but got better (once surgery was mentioned!) and, eventually, so has my eye.

I've now progressed from "couch potato" to "tortoise" mode. I'm also finding that extended time on the computer (now with two eyes!) is still a little taxing, but as it gets better, I hope to get back to regular blogging.

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Welcome back, Marc!!

Posted by: Patrick at April 12, 2012 12:38 PM

Welcome back!

Posted by: Dan McGowan at April 12, 2012 12:40 PM

Welcome back Marc and here's hoping your recovery continues to go well!!!

Posted by: seirra1 at April 12, 2012 1:00 PM

Sorry for your accident, but you could never see very much from your left eye. It may be a cosmic warning.

Posted by: OldTimeLefty at April 12, 2012 7:54 PM

Marc,take it easy,get better. What an awful accident! Please take it slow,recover,praying for your full recovery.

St.Pats Day,huh? Are you part Irish and getting a bit too lively? I'm part Irish. hehehehe! Were you really trying to do a jig Marc? There's no shame in it.

Posted by: helen at April 13, 2012 5:59 AM

Do what they tell you-you're a young guy and don't need complications-I needed cataract surgery years after having an eye injury-fortunately,that surgery is almost always free of problems.

Posted by: joe bernstein at April 13, 2012 7:21 AM

Thanks All! FYI, I really was playing soccer on St. Paddy's day, but I did get to witness a few Brown U students who had over-imbibed (including one in a kilt!) at the RI Hospital ER!

Posted by: Marc at April 13, 2012 9:31 AM

Thanks All (and good one OTL!). FYI, I really was playing soccer on St. Paddy's day, but I did get to witness a few Brown U students who had over-imbibed (including one in a kilt!) at the RI Hospital ER!

Posted by: Marc at April 13, 2012 9:32 AM

Welcome back, Marc. You a Premier League fan?

Posted by: Russ at April 13, 2012 11:42 AM

Good thing eyeballs are very durable. Seen pictures of pretty horrendous motorcycle crashes and it's not uncommon for the eyeballs to survive quite intact while the rest..well, not so good!

Posted by: Bob at April 14, 2012 12:51 AM

Thanks Russ, yes, I'm an EPL fan. I follow Everton/Fulham because of US Players but also appreciate ManU.

Posted by: Marc at April 15, 2012 9:36 AM

See? We don't have disagree on everything after all. I was worreid you'd say Chelsea.

There's only one team Fulham!

Posted by: Russ at April 16, 2012 8:51 AM

Er, there's only one team in Fulham. (can't type today)

Posted by: Russ at April 16, 2012 9:08 AM

Russ, I think we may have indeed hit on some common ground. I've come to dislike Chelsea. Don't like their style of play.

Posted by: Marc at April 16, 2012 10:13 AM

Yes, there's no shortage of reasons to hate Chelsea! (gonna be thinking this one all day now)


Posted by: Russ at April 16, 2012 4:33 PM
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