Friday, May 06, 2005

Red Eye

I woke up yesterday morning with bright red eyes, almost crusted shut. EW!

After I took a shower, they felt mildly better, but were still bright red. Eye drops didn't help. Makeup didn't help. But off to work I went...well aware of the fact that I looked like I'd been hanging out with Cheech or Chong.

At about 3:00pm, with my eyes throbbing (yes, eyes can throb, I discovered) and a headache approaching migraine level, I surrended and went home.

Home at 3:30, I thought of all the things I wanted to do, but couldn't. Check email? Ouch. Watch TV. Owwie! Read a book. Uh-uh. Moving the eyes back and forth created dull aching pain. I just wanted to close them, even though I wasn't tired. So I ended up taking a well-needed nap. When I woke up an hour later, the eyes felt tired, but not as painful. Today they are a bit red and achy, but not too bad.

Is there such a thing as strained eyeballs???

4 comments:

Cagey said...

Um, Goofy Girl, that was just plain goofy you didn't call your doctor! That doesn't sound good. Is it better now?

Goofy Girl said...

Call the doctor? So he can take 2 hours of my time and $20 of my money to tell me to go home and rest my eyes? No thanks.

I like to self-diagnose where possible. And I have a feeling it was a simple case of over-worked eyes. Working all day, then going home and staying on the computer until 1:00am will do that. I kinda left that outta the post...

Cagey said...

Who am I to judge? I am the dumb ass that suspects I may be anemic right now and am I calling my doctor? Noooooo.....

EAT MORE BEEF - that's what I say!

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