Monday morning was an exciting morning for me.
I haven't been back at our Penang office in weeks, and I kinda miss the mornings where I would walk into our office lobby.
I woke up in the morning hearing the morning birds chirp, signaling that it was time for me to wake up and head to work.
Naturally I opened my eyes but just as I did, I felt a blistering pain on my left eye. It felt as if I had a piece of wood stuck in the corner of my left eye and I couldn't even open my right eye without having the pain from my left eye make me want to scream like a cheerleader.
My right hand reached for my phone as I called someone in my family for help. They rushed me to the hospital to see an eye specialist.
2 hours later I found myself in a room with the eye specialist at Island Hospital.
He rested my chin on one of his hi-tech gadgety devices and said
"Open your eyes please Tim".
"I can't doc... that's why I'm here".
He nodded as if he's heard his patients say that all the time and he said
With my eyes closed, I could only hear him ruffling through his stuff to get something out.
At one point I thought he was going to whip out his baseball bat, hit me hard on the head and say
"BITCH!!! WHEN I SAY OPEN!! YOU OPEN!!!!".
But he didn't.
He ended up bringing out a special eye drop that numbed the pain in my eyes so I could open them both.
After I had my eyes opened, he looked thoroughly at them and he said
"Okay Tim.. it looks like you have a wound on your cornea. Did you have some kind of injury to your eye?".
I said "Nope".
Then he went on to say
"Then you must've scratched your own cornea while sleeping".
WHAT KIND OF IDIOT SCRATCHES HIS OWN CORNEA WHILE ASLEEP?!?!
I lay down for an hour while 2 nurses constantly gave me a new eye drop every 3 minutes. Treatment for my wound.
After that I headed home and was instructed to sleep, something I didn't have to be told to do since there wasn't anything else I could do if I couldn't see, especially with a very uncomfortable eye patch over me.
Fortunately for me, I wrote a blog entry over the weekend about Nike's Jangan Togel campaign and I got a friend of mine to post that up for me while I lay motionless on my bed the whole day.
I could barely get any sleep over the afternoon. Every 10 minutes I would receive a new phone call either from a client or a potential client but hey what can I expect... it was a Monday afternoon and if anything, I am supposed to be working.. not in bed.
By the time night came, whatever winks of sleep I got over the afternoon was kicking in. I was fully awake and that's where I had another problem.
Now that I was fully awake... and had nothing to do... what do I do ? I can't possibly go back to sleep.
I found a solution in a beautiful drug called the Sleeping Pill. Popped one into my mouth and was asleep within the next 10 minutes.
Tuesday was the same as Monday for me. I found myself in the hospital the whole afternoon seeking treatment and asleep at night.
Then came today.
I woke up in the morning and it was a miracle! I could open my right eye!
I hopped my way to the hospital feeling as good as new and saw the doc.
"Tim, you're only 50% into recovery, I would suggest you stay in bed for another week".
I said "Sure doc...."
And went straight back to the office.
The Nuffnang team was surprised to see me back again with my eye patch, but it feels so good to be back at work.
So much to do, so little time.