paintedgoat replied to your post “Heading to work for the first time since my surgery…sporting a very…”

I missed this one. What happened to your eye?

It had to be eviserated (most of it removed) due to advanced glaucoma. It ended up being the only option to manage the pain.  So for the next 8 weeks I’m either wearing sunglasses or an eye patch in public until I get my prosthesis, as the eye is a bit….well, disturbing…if I don’t.  

balancingegoasaleo replied to your post “Heading to work for the first time since my surgery…sporting a very…”

Good luck! Sending positivity and white light.

Aw, thanks! Stupid that I should be so self conscious about it.  I’ve been in and out of stores a few times with it, but last night was the first time working and having to REALLY interact with people.  I made some idiotic errors but nothing that couldn’t be fixed…hoping tomorrow will be better — and me less neurotic! LOL

aylface replied to your post “Heading to work for the first time since my surgery…sporting a very…”

Good luck, matey XD

Arrrrr!! ;)  On the bright side, I think my Halloween costume this year is a given…

marsamabl replied to your post “Heading to work for the first time since my surgery…sporting a very…”

Oh! I wish you a speedy recovery!

Thanks, Mar! It’s healing up a lot faster than I thought it would. :)

neil-gaiman
I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.
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balancingegoasaleo replied to your post: “So for the past few days I’ve been looking at my options in regards to…”:

That first part made me laugh. So sorry to hear about the procedure, but I’m glad you’re getting care!

After I nearly had my husband take me to the ER a few nites ago and talked to a screener about a medical marijuana card I knew it was time