No, not this one -
Popped up Friday morning as I lay abed at Chez Tuttle et Nuke. I figured, "Okay, mosquito bite or something."
Had a routine eye doc appointment Monday AM, she figured it was a plugged and infected something or other. I had no idea there were glands and stuff up under the eyelid.
Warm compresses make it feel better, meds are on order (apparently my local pharmacy ran out, sigh...) and will be on station today. Some sort of salve to apply to the inside of the eyelid.
That should be fun.
In the meantime, typing strains the poor bastige, so I'm giving the left eye the night off. As the two eyes eat, sleep, and fight as a team (none of that individuality crap), you get this for a post.
Yeah, I know, it ain't much, but...
Yeah, something like that.
Yep. Went through the plugged eyelid drain problem a while back and while it was going on I wondered when our super miniaturized drain cleaning machinery is going to show up with a crew of wetsuited scientists.ReplyDelete
Of course I'm talking about Rachel Welch.
I had way more irritation than actual pain.
But on a cosmic scale of irritation it was way up there and I may have been a tad out of sorts for a while.
Sauron. Eye see what you did there.
I spoke very briefly to James Doohan when he was at an event at a local video rental store. A real pro, a gentleman and a WWII vet.
It is most irritating.Delete
Saw Jame Doohan speaking at a mall way back in the '80s, an interesting man. Lost a finger on D-Day at Juno. Hit by six rounds from a Bren gun fired by a nervous Canadian sentry. Four in the leg, one in the chest (which was stopped by a cigarette case he had from his brother), the other took off his right middle finger.
My wife nudged me as we were walking away from the table and pointed out the missing finger, I'd missed it because I had just got done talking to the Chief Engineer of the starship Enterprise and I was still in an excited state of fan geek.Delete
Been there, done that...Delete
Eye stuff is awful. I sure hope it clears up quickly. When the windows are dirty, you can't see out. No fun atoll.ReplyDelete
Those crafty Asians have all kinds of herbs and massages for fixing what ails, I wonder if the fetching Mrs. might have an idea of what to do. Mix a little of John's suggestions for a Raquel Welch outfit and some strong arm Korean Kung Fu workover, and I bet your eye would snap out of it from terror if nothing else.
I watched a guy get a "Swedish" type massage at school once (not x-rated, thank you). From a Finnish farm girl. And she was grabbing internal organs through his back, I swear. Made my eyes water, and I just about lost control of my bowels... I thought she was gonna kill him before it was all said and done. He NEVER asked that blue eyed beauty for a massage again. I was plainly afraid of her after that healthy interaction....
I'm sure she would tell me to "run some dirt on it."Delete
Ah, rolfing (it's what it's called) is an acquired taste. For someone like me whom a normal massage therapist is just an annoying visit to someone playing an expensive game of 'I'm barely touching you' rolfing is the way to go. I told one massagist to just get a ballpeen hammer and wail away, as what she was attempting to do was annoying her, me and my wallet.Delete
I have... thick skin. Literally thick skin. And my muscles live in a constant state of tension. One poor lady, a good friend, spent about 3 hours on my back one day. Finally got it all nice and loose. I sat up, shook myself, and the shoulders went tense all over again.
Now... I've secretly wanted a Turkish massage. Big meh ripping out your muscle groups, tossing them on an anvil, beating them flat, slapping them back on, and then settling them back in by throwing me around the room. Ah... Heaven.
(And, yes, after a day of being beaten by sticks, I was usually more lose and comfortable than a day at the keyboard...)
I avoid all types of massage.Delete
Get well quickly, Sarge. Only thing more irritating than eye problems are back / neck problems where you can't move without sharp pain.ReplyDelete
Didn't know about Scotty being a D-Day vet. Makes me like him even more!
Awaiting application of magic ointment today.Delete
Getting tired of holding a warm, wet washcloth to my face.
Hopefully you didn't do all the driving home when you returned from Chez Tuttle et Nuke!??!ReplyDelete
Hot moist packs are usually VERY helpful, especially with irritated eyes. Get your meds, and do the salve and drops, and presto-change-o, the old sinister eye should be back to normal PDQ.
All the research/work/writing/plus driving back and forth to see the new grandkiddo...no wonder your left eye is going on strike. Take care of the team!!!
pushy nurse signing off.
Actually I did do all the driving on the way to and fro. I'm a terrible passenger.Delete
Been doing the hot/moist thing, it does help. Will be getting the salve/ointment thing later today, mildly irritated that it wasn't in stock but not irritated enough to drive all over Hell and gone to go to a different pharmacy.
I'm surprised the eye went on strike, left eye used to be "old reliable." Perhaps it got tired of doing the heavy lifting and decided that the right eye needed to step up. (Right eye was always the weakest, until two years ago.)
Giving the team the care it deserves...
Rest, man,rest! I really pray that the Lord will give you relief. Trouble with an eye seems to shut us down quickly, there’s no quick fix.ReplyDelete
We need your eyes to work for us too! ;-)
I am taking it easy and one day at a time.Delete
It's all one can do.
i am subject to a blocked and infected tearduct on my right eye, right next to me nose bone. So hot compresses are a way of life. Sigh.ReplyDelete
I feel for ya, man.
Funny, going to the eye-doc to get pressure checked today. And your post is about your eye. Weird.
Are you sure there's no kid in the neighborhood with a Red Ryder BB gun?
Surveillance cameras yielded naught in the way of adolescent snipers in the neighborhood.Delete
Sure looks like the eye on the top of the pyramid on the $1 bill.ReplyDelete
Call in for a couple of sick days.
Get better soon.
Now that sounds like a plan!Delete
I was gonna suggest it might have something to do with all the crap in the air.ReplyDelete
But then I remembered you're on the other coast.
MB has tear duct blockage and it's really giving her fits with no relief in sight (no pun intended).
I'm sure Lush has kept you and the Missus up to speed on the air quality here?
I have been following the reports from a number of folks I know in California, pretty nasty out there from what I understand.Delete
(Don McCollor)...Some years ago, I had a sty on my right eyelid that was getting big enough to be annoying. Finally went to my (older school) Dr about it..."Um hummmmm". He turns to his nurse: "Want to help with some minor surgery?"...Turns back to me: "LAY DOWN!!!"...ReplyDelete
No doubt quick though? (One would hope.)
(Don McCollor)...Ten minutes, two stitches hold gauze over for 5 minutes (by my watch, he approved of that) to stop bleeding (I did worry when he said S--T partway through - turned out sty slipped out of forceps)...Hard to find a doctor now older than I am. The new ones are good, but the older ones KNEW what you meant when you explained aches and pains...Delete
And they didn't need a laptop to remember you and your ailments!Delete
Sorry for the eye problems. Reminds me of the conjunctivitis that ran through us 4 kids when I was young. We couldn't stop rubbing, spreading it from one kid to the next, one eye to the next. Came back round to me twice before the under-eyelid ointment goop worked. So have you watched any Star Trek Discovery? I like it. Fortunately I binge watched it during a free trial period so it didn't cost me anything. I think any new account gets the same deal.ReplyDelete
No I haven't seen the new Star Trek thingee, I don't have that all access thing, nor do I want it.Delete
I burned out on television about five years ago, won't go back.
Add sore eye to the list of wuhandromeda symptoms...ReplyDelete
Reminds me of a good sea story. Worth a corpsman chronicle I'd wager...
I'm starting to believe that old age is also a symptom of the virus thingee.Delete