So this post is gonna be about head injuries. Specifically while playing tennis.
How does that happen you ask? Well, when you attempt to hit an overhead and briefly take your eye off the ball, then accidentally hit the ball with the side of your racquet, and then it riccochets into your eye ball. That's my story.
When it happened, I immediately stopped, Coach Lo ran over and the other girl who was in clinic with me. The eye was a bit blurry. So I figured my contact just got jutted around a bit. I went to the bathroom and took the contact out, washed it and tried to put it back in. At this point my eye lid started to swell a bit and my eye was really bloodshot. I managed to stick the contact back in and eventually the blurry went away. So I did what any respectable person would do and grabbed my racquet and went back to class.
I made it home ok. It was a little painful but no major issues other than an ache. This is what it looked like last night and it's hard to tell here, but it was only slightly swollen and a wee bit bloodshot by then.
|the left eye in this pic|
He said it was a good thing I came in. The good news is that there is no major damage other than it being inflamed and sensitive. If I would have waited any later then inflammation would have gotten worse as would the pain. The cornea isn't scratched (thank goodness!). He did prescribe me some steroid drops that I need to use for 3 weeks. And no contacts until those drops are finished. He said I may have a little light sensitivity and I can already tell this is going to be the case because it's only 11:00 here and I already have a headache forming.
Who knew tennis was a contact sport?