Well it has been 3 torturous weeks of wearing my outdated prescription glasses. It has been blurry, hazy, I can't see at night and I have felt very homely. BUT I have been faithfully drinking fresh juice consisting of carrot/kale/apple or whatever produce I have had on hand for the past 16 days. Mainly carrot juice and I do it right by drinking it first thing in the morning and waiting an hour or 2 to eat so it properly absorbs and works its magic. I have also been more conscious of what I am eating as well (less processed foods, sugar, less dairy, more fruits and veggies etc). I will say that I have noticed a ton of energy come about and my eyes have been considerably better the last few days. I can actually go outside without feeling like a vampire and shying from the light, they are no longer red, and my vision is much clearer.
I made an appointment and nervously had my eyes checked. I was trying to not get my hopes up. I realize that years of abuse will take time to heal. The good news is that my original problem looks much better and he feels very optimistic about me wearing contacts again...someday. The bad news is that I guess my eyes look very irritated and dry and he said it almost looks like there are scratches on the colored part of my eye. I really don't like to hear that he is stumped because then I feel like a guinea pig.
First of all my eyes don't feel irritated at all or even dry. But it is no surprise that they would look that way. I have worn contacts since I was 12 and they have always been protected from the elements. The doc figures my eyes are not use to having an absence of contacts on them.
So I finally and reluctantly agreed to take the steroid drops and use an eye lubricant for a week and then we will check again. I guess they think I am made of money to come in for so many visits, lol. I am mainly desperate for an updated prescription check and I have the triathlon in a week and a half so I want the okay to wear contacts. But pretty much from this point on I have to wear my glasses for a least half the day for the rest of my life. That is okay, I just want to see properly again.
I will continue enjoying my carrot juice every morning and in 5 months (when Mayble is done nursing) I am planning on completing a 30 day juice fast to get some major healing and detoxing done. I strongly believe in the power of food to heal our bodies of any ailment.
This has been quite the trial for me but hopefully it is almost over.
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