I just did a post about me being sick a few days ago. Well, I’m still not out of the woods. In fact, the woods are still thick around me. I went to sleep one night a day or two ago, and woke up at 1:30 in the morning to a very wet left eye. I grabbed my eye drops, went to the bathroom, and saw my pink eye AGAIN! I was so mad. I couldn’t go to school that day and I had a test, and several quizzes to take, and I had homework to turn in. I was righteously pissed.
My nose continues to drain, but doesn’t clear up. I feel like a clogged drain that only allows a few drops to get through at a time. On top of that, I got smacked in the face with a wall of steam from dinner several days ago, and burned my one nostril. But, with my cold, I keep rubbing it every time I try to make it easier for myself to breathe.
When I looked at myself in the mirror, I thought I was looking at somebody who might have lived in medieval Europe, and was suffering from a crippling disease. I had patches under my eyes, red corneas, a red and irritated nose and chapped lips. And a gravelly voice. At least I had that, right? I can order my siblings around and sound intimidating. Until they tell me I sound like I’m gargling marbles. Then, I start rattling off Batman lines so they can laugh at me, and I can laugh at me. A little bit if self-deprecation prevents arrogance.
I can only hope that with the complete destruction of my eye makeup and sleep masks, the pink eye will go away. I can only hope that using Vix will nix my cough and cold. After that, I can cross my fingers, knock on wood, and pray to a higher power that I don’t get sick again (with anything) for a very long time.
And on that note, it’s been real!