Monday, January 14, 2013

Not the Monday I'd planned.....

So it's been a GREAT Weekend and Monday around these parts. Sunday I had the stomach flu. I woke up this morning actually feeling better. That is, until I tried to open my eyes. Only one eye opened.

Backing up, Thursday my eyes had really itched but it was so warm here I thought my allergies were kicking in. So I started taking Benadryl on top of my normal allergy medicine. Friday I woke up and my eye was swollen (no where near the picture above though) and itchy. I cancelled my hair apt and spent the day putting ice on it. By Stomach flu Sunday my eye was feeling better, albeit still itchy and somewhat swollen. I spent the night putting cold compresses on it everytime I woke up so it would look good for work.
And then I woke up to this.

I about freaked out! Some of you may remember my last Eye Swelled Shut Dr Visit a few years ago when I had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic. However this time I had no rash or hives. Thankfully my dr's office has an online portal where you can send messages and schedule apts. I logged on at 6:30 am and got their one and only apt for the day.

Long story short I have an eye infection and a stye on the inside of my eyelid. Ye owch. Trust me, it's as painful as it sounds. He put me on a 4 time per day antibiotic and ordered me to quit the cold compress (apparently it's not good for them, whoops) and put a hot one on instead. So i've spent my day popping antibiotics and covering my eye. While dealing with the ridiculous stabbing pain it's causing me. I can't tell you how much I would have rather been at work. Thankfully this afternoon the swelling has subsided enough to where i have my eye open and dont' look like a total freak. It's less than attractive though, and until it heals i am stuck wearing glasses and no makeup. Hottness.

1 comment:

lori said...

ohh my goodness you poor thing! that does not sound fun at all. hope it is all better by now!