Thursday, April 24, 2008

Raise your glasses....

as in eyeglasses.

I went to get my eyes checked today. I've been experiencing weird things. Blurry vision. Headaches. Nausea. Feeling like I am wearing someone elses glasses all of the time. Having to take off my glasses to read anything close. Even had an MRI to rule out the brain tumor thing. I explained this to my eye doc. He said that I was too young at 42 to need bi-focals. That it's not normal for a 42 year old woman. I told him that I have alot of things that aren't normal for a 42 year old woman, so I wouldn't be suprised at anything.

After the exam he told me the good news was that I didn't need bifocals. But my vision had changed significantly in the last year. Could be affected by the chemo. The weird thing is that my vision has improved. My current glasses and prescription are too powerful for my eyes! That it is like I'm wearing someone elses glasses. At least I wasn't imagining things and freaking out over nothing.

So tomorrow morning Paris is going to help me attempt to pick out a new pair of glasses after my failure to do so this afternoon.

I should have a new pair in about a week or so. Maybe something sparkly and red like our stylin' friend Kimberly??? ;)

It's weird to try and pick out glasses now that I have hardly any hair. I don't feel like myself and everything has changed about me. The length. The color. The style. The texture. It's like I'm looking in the mirror at someone else. Someone I don't know. How do I know what style of glassess this new person will like? Or look good in? Guess we'll see what happens tomorrow...

Sweet dreams.


Nightscrapper said...

Hey, go for something funky and stylish. Make a statement!! Can't wait to see what you choose. I hate having to pick out glasses.

Laura Nicholas said...

So glad for some good news for you! Improvement is always good.. I know so many things have changed for you - both inside and out, but deep down, you are still the same person we all know and love!

Can't wait to see what you find - maybe they have pink or purple ones! Or hey, go to those places that you can get two for the price of one...

Also - I did have my blood work a few weeks ago. It came back normal. The doc is just checking to see what was tested for and if there was anything else that can be checked for. So at this point, not waiting for any results.

Do you have chemo next week? We should meet for coffee or something!


Angie said...

Good Luck w/the glasses. I try to pick out what looks cool and stylish, but of course they never look good on me. I have high eyebrows's strange!

Have fun!

Paris said...

That was fun! You will be stylin' in your new glasses! Really, really enjoyed our walk. Gotta get back to doing that everyday. Finally the weather is nice!! Bring on spring!!

Hope you have a nice, relaxing weekend!! LMK if you want to walk again.


Katie Hacker said...

Let's see a picture of your new glasses, lady! I'm sending you good glassesy thoughts.

JO said...

Hi Shauna: Didn't I tell you not to worry about your vision/head problems you were having? I knew it would end up being something simple, like wearing the wrong glasses. I know sometimes it isn't always easy to look at the glass as "half full" but it sure gives you less stress. So, glad you found out that your problem was that your glasses weren't right. I will be anxious to see you in your new ones. You look beautiful in everything. Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine. Love ya, JO

My name is Shanna said...

I say bring on the pics!!! You have a ton of great hats to match with your new 'eyes', right?? lol

I don't know how the 'new you' has changed physically, but I know that the you that I love is just wonderful. God makes no mistakes. :o)


ali said...

I can't wait to see what you have picked out Shauna! I'm sure you will look amazing! This of this whole "different appearance" thing, as a whole new makeover! You can totally re-invent yourselr! LOL! HUGS!