for the past few weeks i’ve been ‘dealing’ with eye issues.
i decided to have laser surgery on my eyes. it seemed a cost effective decision for me given that i pay for daily contacts. but due to excessively dry eyes, i’ve experienced some complications – stria in my left corneal flap resulting in having to relift it and smooth it down, punctum plugs in my tear ducts, restasis (a drop therapy to help my body produce more tears on its own). and now i’ve got a clear contact over my left lens to help it heal. i get it looked at on tuesday morning to determine if i can take it off or if i have to keep wearing it and how my eye is doing in general. what i thought would be an in-and-out procedure has been more of an ordeal.
having said that, i’m very happy with the treatment i’ve received from the carter eye center. they’ve taken very good care of me.
tonight we went to erik & teri’s for dinner and to hang out. the boys spent a lot of time talking about their game. we spent a lot of time lamenting about the boys’ game. it helps a little knowing i’m not the only one who deals with the stress of an addicted spouse, but it does not make it easier to deal with it. i get so frustrated sometimes that i hardly know what to do.
it has been good for my prayer life, i can at least give it that.
but we came home and he got on the computer. i’m going to bed alone. again.
then i brought up a terrible subject. i had no idea the tension it would cause when i simply asked, “do you guys get along with your in-laws?”
apprently, teri does not get along very well with erik’s mom. and erik has declared he will no longer be the mediator. it was a much longer story than this, but that’s all i will recount here. suffice it to say my MIL is a dreamboat in contrast. not that she’s difficult at all, she’s just not my mom. you know? we get partial to our own and aren’t used to the way others treat their kids. but i have no butting heads, no control issues, no getting into our business to contend with. i don’t have the stereotypical in-law r’ship that you hear about in the movies. yea God.