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April 16, 2010

If I Didn't Need Them...

...I'd take 'em out.

Once again, my eyes are screwed. This time it's not just one, but both. No, it's not a flare-up of the old trouble I had last year. This time it's conjunctivitis. The doctor wasn't sure whether it was viral or bacterial, but it's certainly one of the contagious ones. I went to the doctor on Tuesday morning. They said to be really careful as it could spread to the other eye. I woke up on Wednesday with both eyes glued shut.

D'Oh!

Ironically, despite being in both eyes, this isn't as bad as when I kept getting an infection in my left eye. This is annoying and uncomfortable, but not debilitating. I even went to the gym last night! It's demotivating, though. The constant scratchiness drives me mad. Working with computer screens all day doesn't help. Nothing helps, actually, except for the occasional cold compress between cups of coffee and ritual hand-washings. I want to be off work, but I can't afford it. I want to sit in a dark room with an ice-pack over my eyes, but I can't.

As usual, I just have to get on with it and hope that it clears up sooner rather than later. It's a contractor's lot. No sick pay means I can't be sick... even when I am.

7 comments:

Colin Gillman said...

Sorry old chap. Hope you get sorted out ASAP. It's about time we had a catch up meeting don't you think?

Kenski said...

Abso-friggin-lutley (on all counts). The antibiotics seem to be working their magic, so fingers crossed.

chazza said...

hi rr do you suffer often? Travel on the underground alot ie working up the City? Can you pin point to certain time of year/season?

I had once, some years ago. Worse thing ever. Felt n looked like chemical peeled eye balls, talk about blood shot eyes. (assuming havent had a chemical peel)

My doctor at the time advised me to always wash towels at 50oc above. keep seperate towels from other members of family. Dont use same towel you use for your face, for your body. . .

Furtheron said...

Sounds not good.

If you did have them taken out though - you could play the blind guitar player card... a la Jeff Healey... no? maybe not

Kenski said...

You know, in this instance, I actually blame my iPhone. I've been passing it around way too much lately and it's the perfect transfer mechanism for bugs as you basically swipe them onto the screen, pass it to someone else and they swipe them onto their finger. Rub eye. Germs transferred. Ouch.

Don't say it, Col... don't say it...

chazza said...
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chazza said...

0wch!! that would do it.

Wish you better soon, this sharp sunshine and pollen dont help.

Try some of that hygiene handy pocket gel g8 friend, when no water about.