I'm in Idaho for my grandpa's funeral, and so far it has been pretty bittersweet. While it has been so so amazing to see family I haven't seen in many years, it has also been hard to hear the wonderful memories shared between us all and realize the man that made it all possible is no longer here. Overall, however, I would say there is more joy than pain. Thank you all for your kind comments--they meant so much to me!
I'll be in Idaho until Monday so if my posting is hectic you know why. It's been a busy time so far, and complications were added today when I discovered I had an issue with my right eye. When I went to bed last night, my eyes were fine. However, I woke up at 3 am and my right eye was super irritated and pretty red. I took my contact out and noticed a small white dot (size of a freckle) on my iris. I thought it was weird, but was too tired to care. I went back to sleep.
I woke up this morning and my eyes were still irritated, but they were improved from the night before. I figured I would just let nature take its course and let it heal on its own. However, that mentality didn't survive the day. Long story short, I texted my friend who is doing an eye doctor residency and asked him if I should be worried about the little dot. He was pretty concerned, so after a long while he finally convinced me to go to an (out of network) eye doctor.
Good thing! Turns out I have a massive infection in my right eye and the beginnings of one in my left. The doctor said it was a really good thing I came in when I did because the infection I have is known to get out of control really quickly. So yeah, glasses for the next week or so.
Lesson learned: white freckles on the eye mean BAD NEWS.
And now you know!