It’s been a while since I’ve pestered you with a post. I’m sure you’ve enjoyed your vacation, but time’s up!
As you may know, the five year post-transplant mark passed, and I’m feeling great! Thanks again for all of the incredible + crazy = incraydible support!!! At my last COH visit for AFBT and a visit with Dr. F, I was told I didn’t need to come back for six months! Amazing, when just a short time ago, I was going up there twice a week.
I still have lingering eye issues, but nothing too bad. You, my friends, are the ones who are suffering with this one, since I can’t wear eye makeup on a regular basis (it makes them red, puffy, and swollen). You will just have to put up with my plain, natural, wrinkled, dry, flakey, fugly peepers.
I had another procedure done on my eyes to try to get them to calm the f down, called Lipiflow. This is how it went: First, they tape these invasive goggle things on your eyes. After giving you drops to numb your eyeballs, these things go on the surface of your eyes. Not exactly sure what the drops did, because just the placement was very uncomfortable. Then they heat them up. Think french freyes. THEN they start squeezing the edges of your upper and lower lids. Think popping a zillions zits. You just want to pull everything out and throw it against the wall. I refrained, hoping Lipiflow would be my answer. Nope. Not the answer. My meibomian glands are f-ed up and it appears they will remain so.
Here’s what a normal person’s meibomian glands look like:
And here’s what an abnormal person’s (me) meibomian glands look like:
I snapped this photo when my ophthalmologist left the room after declaring that my glands were in sad shape 🙂
My mei glands think they can keep me from my Buttkick List, but they are eyeroneous.
I’ve been busy with that, and even created a new Instagram, buttkicklist to share with and inspire fellow bucketlisters 🙂 If you’d like to stay on top of how I’m kicking butt on my shituation, along with inspirational quotes on making the most of each precious day, follow along.
One of my favorite Buttkick List experiences came last weekend in Las Vegas. I went to Sin City to watch the Pac-12 Hoops Tourney with Rex, and I somehow found myself destroying a pick up truck with a Caterpillar excavator! I highly recommend it, if you find yourself in Vegas with a free morning. Rex and I walked into the place, along with a gang of guys for a bachelor party and a father/son duo. The guy who worked there said, “So, which one of you guys signed up to destroy the car?” When I raised my hand, all 20 (males) in the room turned and looked me up and down, as if to say, “as if.” You can see the others (pussies) playing in the dirt in the background of the vids. Ya, baby!
Also on my List was Running Five 5Ks in 5 different states before I turn 55 (two weeks from now). I ran 5Ks in Colorado, Minnesota and Pennsylvania last year, but needed two more, so I ran one in Vegas with Rex and another with my friends, Sharon and Devon yesterday right here in California. Just under the wire! I hate running, but wanted to see if I could force myself to tolerate it by running these ‘fun’ races. Nah! Still hate it, but earned another √