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I am a pirate

Monday, I woke up with a red and irritated eye. I figured this was because I'd slept with my contacts in, which I can usually do for days on end without it being an issue, but for some reason, from time to time it bugs me. I took the contacts out and went to work. By lunch time my eye was constantly weeping, and coworkers were visibly wincing every time I walked by. Going out in the bright light of day was agonizing, I felt like Gollum. The yellow face, it burnsss usss!

I made an emergency appointment at the doctor's office, where I was told "Huh, conjunctivitis. Both eyes, too, that's unusual." I picked up my prescriptions and barely made it home. It was still getting worse - nerd night was tough, because I was constantly covering my eye with a moist paper towel. It really felt like it was going to burst. daogre assured me that if it did, he would projectile vomit. Almost worth it...

Today I had to work from home where I can keep all the blinds closed and keep out the horrible horrible light. Even so it's very painful. I hit on a solution.

Yes, I'm wearing my eyepatch. I am a pirate. It helps though, and my eye, while still very irritated and as red as June roses, doesn't quite feel like it's going to pop like a pimple anymore. Now the question remains - if I do work at the office tomorrow... do I bring the eyepatch?

Dang, a one pink-eyed nerd-pirate. So sexy. Ladies, please form an orderly queue to the left, and I'll share my incredibly infectious, noxious eye disease with you!


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Jun. 12th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
Of course you should wear the eyepatch. How often do you get the chance to wear one for a defensible reason?
But don't say anything about conjunctivitis. Tell everyone your eye was gouged out in a barfight, "But you should see the other guy." Then laugh and walk away.
Jun. 12th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
Does the fact that it has a skull and crossbones on it change your opinion at all?
Jun. 12th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
Ummmm.... I guess I kind of assumed that it did, so no.
Jun. 12th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
Speaking of being a pirate, I thought of you over the weekend. The local Tesco has a LazyTown DVD for sale, and I nearly got it just to send to you. I couldn't tell if it had the pirate song on it, though, so I passed at the time.
Jun. 13th, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)
Welcome to the club, killer. Yo, ho, ho.
Jun. 13th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
So you told your doctor that you are feeling pain from pressure inside your eye AND that you have pretty severe photophobia? And he said conjunctivitis? Really? Did you see your eye doctor? Or a GP?

I'm no doctor, but I have spent a lot of time working with eye doctors and that doesn't sound right to me. If the meds haven't made a difference already, maybe you should get a second opinion.
Jun. 13th, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
I said both those things, yes. It's a little better today. I'm torn as to whether to go to work or not though.
Jun. 13th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
Thats Hot. LOL

I have to agree with recoveredweasel, how often do you get the chance to wear an eyepatch to work and have a defensible reason for it? It is brilliant if somewhat silly. :D

Still... I think you should rest your eyes as much as possible untill they are resonably better.
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