1.20.2011

Note To Self ...

One pink eye infection is bad enough ... especially if you're sharing the "joys" of it with your little boy.

When it gets into the other eye, it's not funny anymore and you really need to rethink your medication.

If you're silly enough to get it for a third time, then you should open up your insurance provider booklet, find an ophthalmologist and get something to clear it up.

And when you wake up one week later with your fourth pink eye infection in a month, looking like you've smoked way too much of the "good stuff", then I have no more advice for you except to "high tail your a** to the doctor's office, because frankly, you're an idiot.


So I did. However, because it's now an awful recurrent infection, I'm on antibiotics for twice as long. And on an NSAID... for the inflammation, the redness, the oozing, and the pain.

Two hours of waiting in the office and exam rooms after my emergency appointment this morning, I left there with a follow-up visit next week ... AND a prescription for reading glasses.

I don't know which one hurts more ...

7 comments:

Mom24 said...

So what hurts more, the pink eye or the reading glasses? ;)

Feel better soon.

Bethany and Will said...

We live across the street from a nurse with 2 kids my little guy's age. She swears by Vigamox and says it is liquid gold for pink eye. I told the doctor this and he agreed...after 3 days of drops...vamoosh went the pink eye. Liquid gold indeed! Hope you all get better soon!

~Bethany

Christy said...

Oh Jill, that just totally sucks. All around. But, I'm sure you're going to rock the reading glasses... I'm so strange I've sort of always looked forward to the day when I need them. I like trying on glasses and pretending to be the sexy librarian! Hehehe. I hope your eyes are better and SOON!

Shannon said...

Sorry about the reading glasses and I hope the meds work. I had recurrent infection in college and ended up with some scarring on sclera. The treatment for that was no fun plus the doctor made me throw away every bit of makeup and wait until it was all cleared up to buy more. He said I was reinfecting myself from the makeup.

Kat said...

Four in one month????? Cripes! That is horrible!
I'm glad you are going to finally be able to get rid of it.

I always thought reading glasses were kind of sexy. You can do that whole, ripping them off your face when you have something really important to say. Or the biting on the end of the glasses when you are deep in thought, thing. See how cool they are???? :)

Scary Mommy said...

I am in dire need of reading glasses, but I am too vain to get them. So I just don't read anything with small type. Problem solved!

Bfiles said...

you poor thing. hope you kick that nasty bug quickly.

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