Better Than A Poke In The Eye With A Sharp Stick?


During my regular basketball game this week, I went up for a rebound and came down with a finger (not my own) in my eye. Feeling it was more than just a minor poke, I went home to ice it for awhile. A couple hours later (and after some quick one-eyed research on the interwebz), I decided I’d better take a quick trip to the emergency room only 4 blocks away “just in case”.

Long story short, it appears that I’m something of a candy-ass when a doctor graphically illustrates and describes “significant damage” to several areas of my cornea, because I ended up passing out, vomiting and moved to a dark room to rest with a bag of saline and anti-nausea meds flowing through a vein in my hand for a few hours.

The eyes are for sight. The mind is for visionDavid M. Frees

They tell me this kind of injury will ‘heal itself’ within a few days though a tetanus shot and antibiotic drops and a gel were also given to me to keep things under control while my eye goes through the healing process.

Doc also says I *could* go ahead with my usual workouts, though I’m gonna take things easy for the next couple days and refocus (no vision pun intended) my nutritional efforts. Eating enough veggies has always been a challenge for me. In the battle of bacon vs. asparagus, is there really any doubt???

Since I also won’t be driving for a couple days, I won’t be meeting with any of my home or gym-based appointments at least through the end of the week. Fortunately, I’ve been transitioning much of what I do to an online coaching/consulting format for quite awhile now, so through the powers of Skype, Facebook video chat and Google+ hangouts, mi casa gym es su casa gym (if you’re into that kind of thing) – and my work schedule should be able to continue fairly uninterrupted.

The time I’m saving by not driving anywhere (or doing my own workouts) frees up time for me to work on other things, both personal (ref. the aforementioned veggies – I have broccoli roasting in the oven as I type) and professional – I’m updating and reformatting my book (now in it’s 3rd edition), The Ultimate Home Gym Guide, to be Amazon-Kindle friendly by the end of the year.

So – if you have any home-gym related questions you’d like to discuss (should I buy A or B? Where can I find XYZ? etc…) feel free to leave a comment below or get in touch with me through other means. Eye‘ll be here. ;-)

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