Ok . . . so I just joined this community and I have recieved such a warm welcome. Thank you to all of you who sent me messages. I wasn't online much last week as my headaches were pretty bad for some reason, I think it was because of lack of sleep.
BUT the whole reason I joined is because I know that there alot of people here who have to wear eye patches. Now . . . I have been real funny about all this because I have been wearing the stick on ones because as I said . . . I don't sport the pirate look. My face is too small. I'm 4'11". I'm a shorty! And I could wear the kids size but then it squishs my head . . and the adult sizes . . . well the patch looks like a HUGE mask that takes up half my face!
Well I have searched HIGH AND LOW . .. .and I am aware of www.eyepatchheaven.com And this gal makes great eye patches. But the elastic wears out. It's a clear elastic that doesn't show . .. .but it disinigrates over time. They have allll kinds of patterns. . . .
BUt see, I'm an artist. I like to jazz up my wardrobe and I LOVE to wear the unusual from time to time especially to receptions of art shows I am in. Sooooo upon much more research . . I found this gal on Etsy . . who is SUPER COOL and SUPER nice . . . the name of her shop is JenKittys Closet . . . .
If you gals, and even guys who want to wear hip well made patches. . .. You have got to check out this gal's store. She has a lot of stuff for halloween and she started out making hats for her shop. But then she has these REALLY wicked eye patches. http://www.etsy.com/shop/JenkittysCloset?ref=search_shop_redirect
She uses beads on them . . .she uses feathers. . for the more masculine ones she even uses chains. I LOVE this store and I love her work and she ships super fast. If you want a specific color she has been very kind in making patches with those colors in mind. She also has the COOLEST ones for say weddings. Wish I had found this site earlier when I was getting married years ago.
The whole eye patch thing has been an issue with me because I like not having to wear something around my head. But I couldn't resist these patches. And I have been wearing the stick on bandages for this entire 12 years.
I still wear them a lot but people really seem to love the new ones I'm sporting now. I dunno . . I figure its time to rock a new fashion accessory.
As for my recovery. . . . I still try to block a lot of what happened. I'm scared all the time.
My anxiety still rules my life. I haven't been the same but life has given me so many surprises and gifts that I know I'm still here for a reason.
So anyway . . . I won't go into too much detail about my story . . it's too . . ?? what? I tend to get really anxious talking about it. For me, if I think about it or if I'm reminded I guess I'm having flash backs. I don't know. So I try not to think about it. Honestly . . my eyes are welling up because I find it very frustrating that I feel like I will never be the same.
I know others have had more than two . . . they have had lots.
But the last one . . . my memory doesn't work like it used to. I have to study twice as hard. I can't remember movies I've watched .. . but the residual anxiety is the worst.
It's hard to imagine but I feel like the physical damage of all this is nothing compared to the emotional damage that I am still dealing with.
So I try and talk about other things . .
Like finally finding COOL Eye Patchs!
Anyway, hope some of you like Jen's work. I do . . she has an awesome store! And I am adding to my wardrobe of "eye wear" accessories as fast as I can! HA!273-heartpatch.JPG (224 KB)