Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Further Adventures of Pinkeye

Ok y'all. I've got pinkeye. Ok, actually I went to my optometrist and he lectured me about how it's not actually pinkeye, it's some other unnamed eye infection--definitely not pinkeye. But y'all, my eye is pink! So imma gonna go ahead and call it pinkeye.

Anywho, I've already been applying the antibiotic drops for 3.5 days, and the eye is not getting much better. It's red (pink), it's itchy, the eyelid is swollen, and any time I sleep it's majorly goopy.

I feel like Quasimodo with one swollen eye and one open one. But Evan says it's not as pronounced as I think it is.

I also can't wear contacts or eye makeup until the infection is gone, plus a couple of days. I feel sooo homely. I've been pulling my hair up in buns or braids and wearing glasses, so I feel very homesteader/polygamist. It's not a great look, folks. Sigh.

I even have to go to the gym/run with my glasses on. I hate it! I've been wearing contacts since I was 11, and this is the longest I've worn glasses since. Yuck.

Not to hate on OTHER people wearing glasses. Other people look pretty, handsome, cute, smart, quirky in glasses. But me with no makeup and glasses = polygamist homeliness. Sigh!

Wish me fast healing. And hope that my kids don't get it!!

Oh, PS, my eye doctor also lectured me that 1) I should never diagnose myself or give myself my kids' leftover eydrops 2) Pediatricians shouldn't diagnose eye problems anyway 3) Gentamicin is an old antibiotic that all the bacteria are immune to (he game me Cipro instead). There was probably more. I can never go to him without coming away severely chastised. Buuuut, at least my prescriptions have always been good and he's covered by my insurance?

1 comment:

  1. Ah, this makes me laugh! Quasimodo. Nice comparison. Where are the pictures of the homely polygamists?

    I wouldn't worry about the eye doc. I had one of these lectures too. I think he believed I was sleeping in my contacts because he yelled at me how his friend, the anesthesiologist, has a GLASS EYE because he slept in his contacts!! It was an overt attack and a response to something I hadn't said. I almost burst out laughing, but kept a straight face. Then found a new eye doctor.

    Oh and I've had to run in my glasses and I agree it's not fun. Take care you homesteader!