Apparently Tuesday evening when taking out my contacts I managed to scratch my right cornea. Boy does that suck. The last time I had a scratched cornea was when I was about 3 years old and I somehow managed to do so with a plastic milk cap. Then I ended up in an eye patch not allowed to swim for a couple of days despite it being the middle of summer in Georgia.
Now, while I don't have an official diagnosis since my regular doctor could only give me a referral for an eye appointment this afternoon. So for the time being I'm hiding from the light and playing hooky from work due to ridiculous sensitivity to light and and a general discomfort. Yesterday I made the mistake of driving to Falls Church to return my wetsuit and then downtown to work for a bit before I had my doctor's appointment back in Greenbelt. At times on the road I couldn't keep my eyes open at all and it may have been one of the scariest drives of my life.
In the meantime, I've signed up for the Nanticoke Sprint Triathlon next Sunday over near Salisbury, MD (thought it was closer for some reason... oh well) and I ended up going ahead and buying a full Quintana Roo wetsuit instead of bothering to rent another. I'll get enough use out of it this summer to make it worth while. The rental for this past weekend alone ended up costing me $70 since I picked it up a bit early so I could get used to it beforehand plus the driving to Falls Church and everything on top of that? Totally worth it in my book and the entry level suit I got was $200. Even at the $35 minimum rental fee it would only take a handful of uses before I made it worth it, especially considering gas to get out there and time wasted in transit as well.
I'm hoping this afternoon to go do a blind swim over at the indoor pool since I haven't done anything since Sunday. I feel awful but the eye is not ready for such a beautiful sunny day I think. Hopefully it is just a scratch and by tomorrow it will be all better. The doc said they usually heal within 48 to 72 hours. Here's hoping I'm on my way to in the clear.