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Gee, you go blind for a few days and you fall over 200 posts behind on the friends page.

I finished the course of drugs for my eyes around the beginning of November, but it didn't seem to take.  My eyes were getting better while on the drugs, and I'd gone nearly a month without any problems, but then the corneal erosions began again last week.  A few days ago, I had a massive erosion in my right eye and a moderately bad one in my left eye, which left me nearly blind for a few days.  I had to spend $100 I didn't have to go back to the eye doctor, and this time he put me on a 4 month drug course.   120 days of taking Doxycycline.  Ick.  The pain subsided yesterday, and my vision was starting to improve today.  I still have slight double-vision in my left eye, and my right eye is still badly blurred.  Fortunately, the human eye has remarkable healing abilities, so my eyesight hopefully will be back to normal in a few days.

I wanted to have the doctor cauterize one of the two lachrymal ducts in my right eye, but he wasn't willing to do so at this time.   The procedure, which is irreversible, blocks one of the ducts which drain tears from the eye.   This would help keep my eye from drying out at night, which reduces the chances of an erosion.  I'd had the procedure done several years ago on my left eye, and it has been relative free of erosions for the past year or two.  It's a drastic step, but it's worked for me once.  (I've tried punctal plugs, but they either fall out or cause irritation)

Nobody told me what their plans were for Thanksgiving, so I didn't take the turkey out of the freezer until Monday.  I use the Good Eats Roast Turkey recipe, and I always let the turkey brine for at least a full day or two, so it was way too late to have anything ready in time.   But it turned out even if I'd taken the turkey out last week it still wouldn't have mattered, it's been sitting in the fridge for 6 days and is still hard as a rock.

Didn't so anything for Thanksgiving or the Day After, I was doped up on Vicodin, so I slept through most of it.

I went to see Happy Feet today.  It sucked.  The animation was fabulous, so warm and fluffy, and the movements of the penguins (when they were acting like penguins) looked totally natural.   But the plot and especially the ending sucked rocks.   The movie had Robin Williams in it, which is usually enough to deduct 2 stars just by his presence (I detest the man, he's just not funny!), but his performance was fairly toned down, at least for him.

My SO bought me a nice carving knife and fork to add to my cutlery collection.  I've got one of almost every common type of kitchen knife now, except a tomato knife, a bird's beak, and a boning knife.  I'm gonna need a bigger block.  Yes, I packrat some of the darnedest things.
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