Monday, October 30, 2006

A view inside my head

Not dwelling on the eye thing, but this afternoon, after a few days of relative peace, stuff started happening again with my eye. All the injection points have come back to haunt me with vivid bubble-like manifestations in my vision. They move as my eye moves, which brings on the waves of nausea like nobody's business. I've drawn a crude representation of what I see with the bubbles - some of them black spots, others colorless (which I've represented as white here):




I'm not sure what intensifies the sensation, but it mucks with me something fierce. Makes driving to work even more of a bitch than usual. (As if DC traffic wasn't bad enough.)

On another note - my upstairs neighbors have received a letter from the condo office based on my complaints about the Tourettes-like stream of obscenities screamed by Angry Indian Doctor when he's home. And is he ever pissed. Around 10 tonight, after the first blissfully quiet evening in months, he screamed "AAAAAAARRRRG! I DON'T WANT TO BE QUIET!" He ran out, slammed the door, raced to his car and drove away like a bat out of hell.

Too bad. Welcome to the world outside of medical school, doc. It's a world with other people in it.

I'm betting he's a surgeon-in-training. He has the arrogance for it.

7 comments:

radiocynic said...

Well, as always, I'm really sorry to hear when you're feeling crummy. However, how cool is it that even through the nausea, you're able to come up with some kind of Joan-Miro-meets-1960's-print-ad eye diagram? Gotta be one of the hippest medical illustrations I've seen in a while anyway!

suze said...

I too am very sorry to hear about your eye. :(

But funky diagram. And funny story about the neighbour - although, not so funny when you have to live with the noise, I know...

Janet M. Kincaid said...

The Eye! The Eye! Wouldn't it be great if you could just pop it out, like Peter Falk, set it in a glass of water, let it do it's thing, and then pop it back in when it's all done being spasmodic? I say that, because that's sort of along the same lines of what I'd like to do with my head when I get a migraine. It's amazing how such a seemingly innocuous thing like a brain or an eye can totally throw you and leave you completely wiped out.

All that to say, bummer about the eye. At this rate, we're going to have to give the thing a name, since it seems to be developing its own personality.

Heather Meadows said...

hahahahahaha!

I am seriously laughing out loud at this doctor guy yelling "I DON'T WANT TO BE QUIET!"

That is one of the most hilarious things I have ever heard.

Gee, poor baby!

Trudy Booty Scooty said...

Yuck ...the eye thing! I hope you get the spots out!

I sure don't want Dr. Tourette's as my neighbor...but it's hysterical to read about! :)

Sasquatch said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MERUJO!!!!!!!

Scholiast said...

Very inappropriate if you're still swathed in pain - but I'll give it a go: Happy Birthday!! Everybody: Fooooor, she's a jolly good, erh, missus..., for she's...