Great. Just great. [Note sarcastic font]. I went to bed last night figuring a good night’s sleep would cure my eye issue but, as it turned out, ignoring the problem did not make it go away. If anything, it actually made it worse! I woke up this morning to discover my bloodshot eye had graduated from Electric Crimson to Hobo Blood Red. Worse, it felt as though that imagined tiny grain of sand trapped under my eyelid had doubled in size. And so, today, instead of going to the Farmer’s Market for fresh produce and chicken & waffles, I headed to a local walk-in clinic where, after having my eyelid flipped and checked (Yeah, it’s even more uncomfortable than it sounds), I was told it wasn’t pinkeye but conjunctivitis. I was given a prescription for eye drops and told to apply a cold compress throughout the day. If I don’t see improvement in a couple of days or if I begin to experience vision loss, headaches, or tears of blood, I should consider it a worsening of my condition and visit the emergency ward of my local hospital. That or an exorcist.
The whole cold compress thing is a bit of pain in the ass but I’ve managed to incorporate it into my routine. Here’s me working on today’s blog entry…
Thanks for all the suggested home remedies. I will definitely try the chamomile tea bag but may hold off on the breast milk. As for the discomfort I’m experiencing, the doctor suggested Tylenol but I’ve decided to go holistic instead, relying on a tried and true Asian remedy –
Hey! My sis is raising money for a good cause. Next weekend (Sunday, June 9th) she’ll be taking part in the annual Dragon Boat Race in support of the Missing Children’s Network. If you’d like to help out and donate to team One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, follow this link to securely donate on-line: https://secure9.securewebexchange.com/enfant-retourquebec.ca/index.php?lang=en