Today I went to work with my crimson orb lighting my way as if Rudolph were lighting the way for Santa's sleigh. A few people are left with the hideous image of my red eye burned onto their retinas and I'm pretty sure it will ruin their dinner tonight as well.
Being new to the ATL, I have yet to find a doctor or an optometrist that I trust. This mornings first order of business was to get an appointment to see an eye doctor. At first, the optometrist wasn't going to be able to see me until Monday. I told the male receptionist about my eye. He puts me on hold and the next thing I know, he's got me coming in for a quick appointment in the afternoon.
The optometrist was a pretty cool, low key kinda guy who reminded me of an urban Dr. Katz. He admitted his initial thought was that a simple blood vessel popped in the eye was nothing to worry about. But I started to get worried as his quick examination started to involve a couple of different machines and then some sort of yellow eyedrops that smarted a bit. This quick examination turned into a full blown half-hour extravaganza of lights, bells, and whistles.
Turns out that I didn't pop a blood vessel, rather, I had some sort of infection in the endothelium which is part of the outer portions of the eye. Long story short, it was an actual infection of the eye and I certainly needed to go into the optometrist. The optometrist said that he was sure it was only a busted vessel from what I said on the phone, but he was glad we caught this thing since it is a bit more serious than we both thought until after the examination. I was given a prescription for some steroid eye drops and with that, here I am.
Now onto more relevant issues: My resolutions for the New Year!!
1. Keep up my blog: Sounds simple enough but one lazy night always leads to 2 or 3. Next thing you know, I haven't posted in weeks. This is sort of like my gym schedule lately.
2. Keep in touch with everyone: I'm notoriously horrible at this one; just ask JHD, S, and any of my other friends who keep me in their good graces through patience and charity.
3. Work out consistently: I hate this sorta thing right now after the holidays because everyone gets back into town, so you're going to dinner with someone one night or there is a college bowl game every night of the week. It's over next week, so time to get serious.
4. Allow myself to fail: This is the big one. Fear of failure/rejection keeps me from doing so much more with my life. I think we all need to give ourselves permission to fail. To sorta paraphrase Wayne Gretzky: you can't score if you don't shoot the puck.
So that is what is new with the Devil. Now, post your resolutions por favor!