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I know what I’m going to be for Halloween this year!


Ayyyye Matey! 


I went into my part-time job for an hour to get some absolutely necessary stuff done, and then I waited outside Vision Works until they opened at 9 AM.  Luckily, they had an appointment available.


The doctor diagnosed me with a cornea ulcer resulting in keratitis, condition in which the eye’s cornea becomes inflamed.  Oh, plus I have conjunctivitis.  Awesome! ๐Ÿ™


She said it’s most likely from my contacts, which I’ll admit I am not great about changing and cleaning. 


She wrote me a prescription for eye drops and said if I got very "aggressive" with the drops, I would feel pain relief almost immediately.


I ate a fruit cup while waiting for my ‘script to be filled:


I came home and started eye dropping like it was my fourth job.  I’ve been using the drops for about two hours and the pain is already reduced A LOT.   I have faith my eye will heal to an acceptable level before tomorrow — now I just need to jimmy rig my glasses onto my sunglasses. :)  Knock on wood, everyone!


Lunch was divine.  It felt good to eat a "real meal" after relying mostly on PB and crackers for the last few days.


I totally forgot how delish lentils are!  I made a wrap with lentils, cheddar cheese, and steamed broc.  Plus a side salad.


My BFF Sarah and I just spent an hour gabbing on the phone about her upcoming wedding (she’s the one who just got engaged).  I AM SO EXCITED for her wedding!  They’ve set July 3, 2010 as the tentative date, which is also our 1 year, 6 month wedding anniversary.  I can’t wait to be her bridesmaid/slave — it’s going to be a blasty!


Off to go nurse my eye.  I WILL BE RACING TOMORROW!!!



  • Coco June 13, 2009, 9:00 am

    great mix in your wrap!! I always forget about how good lentils are and how nutritious they are too!!! Have a great day and love the patch!

  • haya (living and learning) June 13, 2009, 9:06 am


    hope you feel better soon. i think you need to make today talk like a pirate day.

  • K from ksgoodeats June 13, 2009, 9:18 am

    That wrap sounds great!

    Hope your eye heals up quickly!! Glad it's already feeling a little bit better ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rebeca @All Vegged Out June 13, 2009, 9:23 am

    ร‚ยกHay Dios Mio Caitlin!

    Keep up with those drops, we need you better! Hopefully, you can ride tomorrow pain free!

    yummy lentils!

  • Claire June 13, 2009, 9:25 am

    Glad you went to the doctor. Don't rush those contacts back! July 2010? Wouldn't that be your 1 year and 6 month anniversary? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 13, 2009, 9:26 am

    claire – hehe yes i just meant in general, her anniversary will be my 6 month anniversary!

  • teacherwoman June 13, 2009, 9:27 am

    Glad to hear you got some great drops to relieve some pain! AND… super glad to hear you are still able to race tomorrow! Good luck! AND HAVE FUN!

  • Jenny June 13, 2009, 9:28 am

    yikes! so sorry about your eye.. hope you're "aggressive" with those eyedrops and you feel better soon!

  • Nicole ( June 13, 2009, 9:28 am

    I'm glad you got your eye drops!!! I hope it feels better soon!

  • Molly June 13, 2009, 9:39 am

    I am having eye trouble as well! I should really follow your lead and go to the eye doc but I don't want them to yell at me. Haha.

    As for your bff's wedding- my birthday is July 3. I love having my birthday then because people are typically off for July 4 (and July 3 sometimes) and it's easy to celebrate. Plus it's just a festive time. So I would encourage them to have that as their anniversary! Plus it's cute that it's opposite yours.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 13, 2009, 9:47 am

    molly – not to be all queer, but if your eye is really, really hurting i would go to the eye doc. if my eye had just felt "eh" today i probably would've skipped it, but it was bad enough that i knew i needed to go. good thing too, because the doc said it would've only gotten worse and i would've been in excruiating pain. so think about the doc if its truly bad and not just a little scratch.

  • havefaith4ever June 13, 2009, 9:49 am

    Congrats to your friend. That's fantastic ๐Ÿ™‚

    Glad your eye is already better!
    <3 jess

  • Helena June 13, 2009, 10:10 am

    You totally rock the eye patch look! Lol.

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 13, 2009, 10:14 am

    That's so great you got something for your eye!! And the pain being gone is so important! I hope you feel better!

  • Matt June 13, 2009, 10:15 am

    Good news! Good luck tomorrow!

  • NYgirl@heart June 13, 2009, 10:26 am

    So glad to hear your eye is getting better. When stuff like that happens it can be so scary.

    Have a good day resting up for tomorrow!

  • Amanda June 13, 2009, 10:32 am

    sweet patch! i was a pirate for halloween a few years ago and it was a great costume ๐Ÿ™‚ glad to hear that you'll still be racing!

  • recipesforcreativity June 13, 2009, 10:36 am

    You look cute! I really, really hope the drops make everything AOK for the race tomorrow.

  • Tamara June 13, 2009, 10:41 am

    You and your wraps! That one looks AWESOME! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Peanuts &amp; Crackerjacks June 13, 2009, 10:47 am

    Eye problems are the worst!! But you look beautiful even with your eye patch! ๐Ÿ˜› Hope your eye feels GREAT by tomorrow!

  • The Actors Diet June 13, 2009, 11:22 am

    Hey Caitlin! I had a corneal ulcer years ago and it's converted me into a contact lens cleaning freak. OUCH! It only really hurt for the first day. I listened to Judy Blume's "Summer Sisters" to pass the time….

  • Elizabeth June 13, 2009, 11:46 am

    Glad your eye is on the mend! That wrap looks awesome… I'll have to try it!

  • Brandi June 13, 2009, 12:05 pm

    glad it's not too bad and that you'll still get to race!

    i like the eye patch look ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Meredith June 13, 2009, 12:17 pm

    I had an eye ulcer about 3 weeks ago … it sucked! I had to wear my glasses for about a week, but after that it was all better. Keep taking those eye drops!

  • katecooks June 13, 2009, 12:18 pm

    ouch you poor girl! that sounds awful! thank god for the drops!!!

  • Niki June 13, 2009, 12:20 pm

    Glad you got good pain relief from the drops so far!! Hope everything continues to get better for your race tomorrow!

  • Tami June 13, 2009, 12:34 pm

    you'll have a great ride tomorrow, good luck

    i rode 14 awesome miles today and i loved every minute of it.

  • elliebelle June 13, 2009, 1:02 pm

    I'm so sorry about your eye!!! But I'm glad you figured out what was irritating it. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Good luck tomorrow!!!!

  • Leila June 13, 2009, 1:14 pm

    Caitlin, I just wanted to wish you good luck for tomorrow's century, I know you'll kick butt bad eye and all! ๐Ÿ™‚

    p.s. you're pretty much rock'n the pirate look, it's not as easy as people think ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • hopskipleap June 13, 2009, 1:28 pm

    you go on and rock that eyepatch! Awesome! Good luck with the race tomorrow! You can do anything when you set your heart to it! (even with a gimpy eye!)


  • Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) June 13, 2009, 1:43 pm

    Rock the race, you scruvy land lovin' sea dog!

    I really do feel bad about your eye though ๐Ÿ™

  • Jeff Allegi June 13, 2009, 1:56 pm

    Either your head is really small or that eye patch is REALLY BIG!

  • Lauren June 13, 2009, 2:31 pm

    Oh that's too bad about your eye! I remember a couple of years ago, I woke in complete and utter agony in my one eye too and it eventually got so bad that my vision went dark. I had a severe infection (from not cleaning and changing my contacts properly). It was the absoulte pits! But let me tell you, I am avid on taking care of my lenses to this day.

    Hope you get better soon and best of luck tomorrow hun!

  • Oh She Glows June 13, 2009, 3:38 pm

    Eeek goodluck tomorrow! We've both got an exciting day! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I hope your eye is in tip top shape! ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm sure the drops will work wonders!

  • Oh She Glows June 13, 2009, 3:38 pm

    PS- What is your #1 race advice???

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 13, 2009, 3:45 pm

    angela – my biggest piece of advice is NEVER DO ANYTHING NEW. don't eat anything new, don't wear anything new. practice makes perfect!!!

  • Claire June 13, 2009, 5:16 pm

    Ah…gotcha! Sorry but I tend to be very literal. A fault that I'm working on but sometimes rears its ugly little head! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 13, 2009, 5:53 pm

    claire – i think its a good quality, actually ๐Ÿ˜€

  • HangryPants June 13, 2009, 6:43 pm

    Oh my god Caitlin! I don't know whether to laugh because you have a pirate patch or say sorry becuase of the horrible timing. I will do both! Good luck tomorrow!!!

  • Stacey June 13, 2009, 6:48 pm

    She's getting married the day after my birthday! July is seems like a great month to get married ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry your eye is bad ๐Ÿ™

    I used to wear contacts but thought they were too much work, so I just settled on letting my eyesight get worse lol

  • Kelly June 13, 2009, 9:08 pm

    Hey Caitlin,

    I'm a regular reader of your blog but I don't comment that often – I love reading your blog! I am so glad your eye is feeling better, and so glad you went to see a doctor! I also had a corneal ulcer once while I was in college, and it was EXCRUCIATING – drops made it feel better so fast. I totally know what you mean about the flash of your camera being painful – I had to wear sunglasses inside my dim dorm room because light hurt my eyes so much! And I also have conjunctivitis from my contacts…annoying! Good luck on your race tomorrow!

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