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Posted May 26 2005 12:00am
I took the kids to Border's after we picked up DS1 from school, and we had a nice visit there. I skimmed through a half-dozen new knitting magazines and was appalled at how hideous the majority of the designs were. Shapeless sacks (with interesting patterns and textures) or tiny halter-y things -- there were very few nice-looking projects that, you know, a human could wear.

I drank a cup of Republic of Tea decaf Ginger Peach, and it was good. I put some honey in it. It wasn't as good as rEvolution tea, but it was still good, and I didn't feel (too) deprived not being able to have any kind of a snack.

I gave the kids a cheap thrill by taking the van through the car wash after we filled up the tank at Sam's.

We got home and I puttered around until DH got home and then I just crashed. I probably slept for about 40 minutes, and when I woke up, my eyes wouldn't focus.

My eyes have been very dry and gritty lately, I've been using my Systane drops 3 or 4 times a day, and even need them before I go to bed or my eyes bother me. So I walked around with everything looking blurry and fuzzy for a while and then finally put in some drops, and after another five minutes or so things finally cleared up.

I've never needed glasses or had any vision problems, so it was very strange for me not to be able to focus. It reminded me of the time DS2 scratched my cornea when he was just an infant (unlucky poke with a baby fingernail), and all the lights had haloes for a few days until it healed up. This was like that, only way worse and in both eyes. I couldn't have read anything smaller than 18 point type, I think. Yikes.

I'm wondering if this is related to the ongoing flare, or is a side effect of my RAI, or what? Maybe it's not related to anything and I just have dry eyes now, too, on top of everything else. My gut feeling is that it's a delayed RAI side effect, since my salivary glands are acting all weird again, too.

It's manageable, but annoying. I'm used to this kind of thing. I'll mention it to the endo when I see her next, which should not be too long from now.

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