My Eyeball Hurts

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I don’t have much to say in this blog post because all I’ve done today is sleep!  :(  I went back to bed around 10:30 and slept until 1:45!  I feel like I’ve been doing a lot of complaining on the blog lately, but I feel terrible!  My stomach acted up all night, my eye is swollen shut, and I have a headache.


Regarding the eye, I feel like I’ve scratched it.  It’s happened before and I know all I can do is rest and keep it shut as much as possible.  After rummaging in my medicine closet for a little bit, I found some antibacterial eye drops and have been using those, too.  I have a METRIC CENTURY bike race on Sunday; I need to see out of both eyes! *Gulp*


Here are my afternoon eats.  They are pretty lame because I don’t have much of an appetite.  Cereal around 11 (I woke up to eat, hehe!).


And "lunch" was eaten around 3.  I had a bowl of cherries:


And a egg wrap with a nectarine:


The egg wrap just included a scrambled egg and sprouts.


Time to go rest my eyeball! :)  Have a wonderful Friday afternoon!



  • Trish June 12, 2009, 12:37 pm

    Hope you feel better soon. 🙂

  • Marian June 12, 2009, 12:43 pm

    Love your blog, Caitlin (even tho I rarely comment)! This post made me feel compelled to comment though since I am an optometry student (going into 3rd yr).

    I would really suggest going to see an optometrist quickly for a check just because you are suspecting it was organic matter in your eye (a hair). The future eye doctor in me just really hates to see self-medicating when antibiotics can actually exacerbate certain infections.

    I hope I don't come across as preachy, but I just had to get that out! 🙂
    LOVE the blog!

  • brandi June 12, 2009, 12:54 pm

    I hope you start feeling better! Make sure to take it easy today and get a lot of rest.

    maybe find some shirtless pics of Edward Cullen to pop that other eye open 🙂

  • Katherine June 12, 2009, 12:54 pm

    I hope you feel better soon! Glad you're taking it easy today. Hopefully you'll be good as new by Sunday 🙂

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog June 12, 2009, 12:54 pm

    really random! I think I scratched my eyeball last night too. ugh. not comfortable. and too bad I've had my glasses for like 8 years so they're not the cutest thing in the world. ah well.

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 12, 2009, 1:04 pm

    Awww Caitlin! I hope you feel better! That sucks your eye is causing you problems! Rest is the best solution- like you've been doing!

    Feel better!

  • runsarah June 12, 2009, 1:09 pm

    Hope your eye feels better soon!

  • Niki June 12, 2009, 1:14 pm

    Hope you feel better soon!!

  • Runeatrepeat June 12, 2009, 1:32 pm

    Feel better 🙂

  • Amisha June 12, 2009, 1:33 pm

    Do you wear contacts? I get scratches in my eye like that all when I sleep in them or my eyes get too dry and I have a hard time peeling them off my eyeball.

    To make my eye feel better I take ice cold water and cup it in my hand, then dunk my eye into the middle and blink several times over and over again. The cold really makes the redness go down and eases the pain. I hope it helps you!

  • The Shabby Princess June 12, 2009, 1:49 pm

    Oh no!! I hope it gets better in time for your big race. Take it easy and rest.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 12, 2009, 1:51 pm

    marian – i could go to the doc if i could but i dont have eye insurance 🙁 maybe i'll lay off the drops though… thanks for the comment!

    amisha – i just tried that and it felt nice!

  • recipesforcreativity June 12, 2009, 1:57 pm

    Hope your eye is feeling better and you are all fixed up by Sunday.

  • healthymadison June 12, 2009, 2:02 pm

    I am sorry you do not feel well! Please get better. I find it best to just lay around and read and watch tv when I feel like crap. Usually cures me!

  • Jenny June 12, 2009, 2:33 pm

    ahh so sorry to hear you're not doing so hot today, girlfriend! Hope you get better soon and that eyeball heals up!

  • elliebelle June 12, 2009, 2:43 pm

    I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. I'm sure your crazy schedule has taken a bit of a toll on you. I hope you feel better soon and have no problem with your bike race!!! 🙂

  • Ellen (Peace In Motion) June 12, 2009, 2:54 pm

    Hope that eyes get better in time for you race!

    Rest sounds like the perfect solution

  • Tanya June 12, 2009, 3:01 pm

    Awww – I hope you're feeling better. Total bummer 🙁

  • Matt June 12, 2009, 3:03 pm

    Maybe you have an eye infection? I used to get those all the time!

    Rest up!

  • Rebeca @All Vegged Out June 12, 2009, 3:42 pm

    Keep resting we need a healthy Caitlin!

    You haven't been complaining! You know we're here to support you!

  • Island Girl Eats June 12, 2009, 4:12 pm

    I hope that you get better soon. I know that you must be getting antsy at the thought of your pending race.

    Since you don't have eye insurance – what about going to see the pharmacist? Last time I had something like that I went to see them. They recommended something for me. Just a thought!

  • Rachel June 12, 2009, 5:15 pm

    I'm sorry you don't feel well, Caitlin, especially with your race this weekend. Hang in there, okay?
    P.S. SOOO exciting about your knees after your run, but I'm even more excited to see how you feel after you learn how to tape!! Just a suggestion…I had the same condition and discovered that I had a hard time effectively taping my knees myself (because of the awkward angle), so you might want to have your husband come with you so he can learn how to do it too. But who knows, it could just be that I'm incredibly uncoordinated. I really hope that you start to feel better soon!

  • Anonymous June 12, 2009, 5:27 pm

    Do you take ibuprofen often or just recently because of your doctor's recommendation? The reason that I ask is that I too get a puffy eye but I linked it to taking ibuprofen. Every time I would take it I would wake up the next morning with a puffy eye. Just a thought!! I use an icepack and the swelling goes down. FYI-Mine was hives under the eyelid which is an allergic reaction.

  • Mrs. LC June 12, 2009, 5:45 pm

    Ahh problems with the eyes suck! When I was sick there was a period where my eyes were swollen, discharging crap – ugh I wanted to cry. yeah, just keep your eyes closed and keep resting. 🙂

  • elise June 12, 2009, 6:11 pm

    i agree with marian, antibiotics, even if they are just eye drops arent for use unless they are prescribed…the last thing you want to mess around with is unecessary antibiotic use OR your vision! anyways, loving the east as usual.

    fyi, if you use google reader, my subscription has changed to
    now…not sure why, but i was doing a little blog makeover and even though the address is the same ( google reader wont update my new posts unless you change it. if you have any ideas as to wtf is going on with this please let me know. and if you dont use google reader, just ignore the last paragraph all together!

  • *Andrea* June 12, 2009, 6:36 pm

    i hope you feel better ASAP. don't worry about being 'pessimistic' – it's better to express yourself and be in tune with your body. the egg wrap looks delish, especially with sprouts – great way to get in extra fiber 🙂

  • sloank June 12, 2009, 8:25 pm

    Feel better!!!

  • Anonymous June 12, 2009, 9:26 pm

    you should still think about going to the doctor – if you scratched your eye, that is actually considered a medical condition and should be covered under your health insurance. something like a regular eye exam to get a prescription for contacts would not be covered under your standard medical insurance. you don't want to mess around with your eyes!

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