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Tue, Nov. 22nd, 2005, 11:30 am

By some miracle, nothing got broken during my ice skating exploits except perhaps my nerve and sense of invunerability. I didn't even fall down but theres something about flailing around madly that makes you feel like less of a man. For all that though, I wouldn't mind giving it another go, perhaps when there are fewer complete and total morons hurling themselves at people. Thanks to zionblue, I was actually able to move... sort of, my actual horizontal movement had a lot more to do with crazzylady pulling me along.

The saga of my eye thing is reaching a conclusion I think. I went to the Doctor yesterday morning, he took one look at me, asked me when it had flared up, gave me a referral to a specialist in ranelagh and a prescription for the usual eye drops and the tastiest antibiotics I've ever had. All told, I was in and out in about five minutes (though of course, it still cost 50 quid). I think the deal is that when the infection goes away, I take the letter to the specialist, he pokes something in my eye socket, does something memorable and hideous and I never have to deal with this shit ever again. Which would be nice given that I've been to various doctors about six times (three times to the one I saw yesterday) and spent in the region of five hundred euro over the course of the last three years. Its quite painful to wear my glasses though, so this is about the first and last time I'll be near a computer today.

Tue, Nov. 22nd, 2005 11:53 am (UTC)

Where did you go? I went in Smithfield on Saturday.

Tue, Nov. 22nd, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC)

We went to the RDS, I'd be inclined to head back there again in future, though I've never been to smithfield, it was a good enough experience that I'd be confident about repeat visits.

Tue, Nov. 22nd, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)

Are there pictures? We want pictures!

Tue, Nov. 22nd, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)

Of the skating or the eye? because I have a photo of the eye!

Wed, Dec. 7th, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)

Cooool! Post, post!!

Skating pics too, if you have them :-)

Wed, Dec. 7th, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)

That was me, and yes, I did only get notification from LiveJournal this morning...

Wed, Nov. 23rd, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)

Dude, I have a hyphenated word for ye: eye-patch! It can be your 'thing'.
You could be the one-eyed-ice-skater-of-doom or something?!
Plus when the eye heals you can keep the patch for your octogenarian stretch & use it to frighten small children. Its gotta be better than tripping them up with your cane.

Wed, Nov. 23rd, 2005 08:47 am (UTC)

Considering its actually worse today than yesterday and that I'm going to have to skip off work to go back to the doctors (I'm only even sitting at my computer because I need his number from goldenpages.ie) I'm holding out *real* hope that I'll finally get the eyepatch. In all the years I've had this thing come and go I've never had one, hopefully today is the day.

Wed, Nov. 23rd, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC)

he pokes something in my eye socket, does something memorable and hideous and I never have to deal with this shit ever again.

Scary. Sounds out straight of one creepy UA scenario or something ;-). Anyway, I'm glad to hear that your eye is on its way back to being in good shape again :-). Ocular problems aren't only a pain in the ass, but as you said pretty expensive to solve :-S.

Thu, Nov. 24th, 2005 01:57 am (UTC)

Is this the kind of infection where the skin around your eyes swells up and makes you look like a muppet? I used to get those in Taiwan, but I never knew what they were. The doc and I had a language barrier. He gave me some eyedrops to take every two house. Never had the problem outside Taiwan.