Saturday, September 6, 2008

Shopping Therapy

Yesterday morning I was at Wills Eye Hospital with a very nice Neurological Opthalmologist who was
trying to determine why I was having intermittent blindness in my right eye. He concluded that it was a rare case of my IOP – intraocular eye pressure – spiking which was cutting off the blood flow to my optic nerve. It is under control with new eye drops right now but there is no guarantee it won’t happen again and the next time it could be permanent. He did teach me a method of ocular massage that I can use to reduce my eye pressure if it ever happens again, which was worth the cost of the whole visit.

After I left Wills, I walked the 10 blocks up Walnut Street to my office with a huge headache, blinded by the brightness of the sun hitting my dilated pupils and feeling emotionally bruised by the whole experience. After walking 8 blocks, I staggered into Cole Haan, sweaty (it was about 95 outside) and semi-blind and allowed myself to be persuaded to purchase a lovely grey leather handbag that I never would have bought if I was in my right mind. I won’t mention the price (after the 20% discount), but it is very nice so I will keep it.

Here it is, fashionably paired with my new grey skinny leg J Crew corduroy jeans, my new purple longsleeved T, my three year-old grey herringbone vest and my 20 year old fedora. It all makes me feel a bit better, but I am still sad.

1 comment:

  1. Cute outfit! I love the purse and I will talk to you later today. xx