February 10, 2006

Eye can do it!

I know that all of you are itching to hear about the status of my eye. So, lets get today’s update out of the way.

The pain hasn’t increased any; it’s about the same as yesterday. There has been a shift in it, now it feels as if someone is pushing their finger in my eye along the corner next to the nose. It’s an uncomfortable pressure, and is rather quite distracting.

The swelling and puffiness is about the same. Nothing of any real consequence to cause any noticeable difference. My eye doesn’t want to stay open, but I don’t know if that has anything to do with the swelling or if it’s because it is more comfortable when it is closed.

I am still producing some mighty eye boogers. Just before I started typing this, I wiped one away that was crunchy and gooey at the same time. The coloring is still yellowish; I think that is a good sign.

There is no discoloration or sign of pox again this morning. Since I’m going on five days of this, I think I’m going to rock the boat and declare I do NOT have shingles. I’m pretty sure that by now it should have started manifesting itself. What ever I have must be something else. Which can be good or bad.

I was going to post some pretty nasty pictures of what shingles of the face/eye looks like, but I decided not to. Some of you might be curious, but I think the rest would prefer not to see it.

Posted by Contagion in Stories about me. at February 10, 2006 11:52 AM | TrackBack

Dude, that's why Gott invented extended entry!

Posted by: That 1 Guy at February 10, 2006 02:38 PM


I thought about you today at YS's opthamalogy appointment.

1. Did you get anything into your eye recently that may have caused this?

2. Have you had a sinus infection that may have spread?

3. Did this eye problem start after the Rocky incident? Maybe from the gun being close to the side of your face? Same side, isn't it?

Cellulitis - inflammation/infection of the skin. I spoke to YS's opthamalogist about your eye problem today. She said she doesn't believe it to be shingles, especially in someone so young and there are no pox.

Course of treatment - oral antibiotics, before it spreads into the orbit of your eye causing further damage.

Best doc. to see - opthamalogist/optometrist or dermatologist - quick.

Posted by: Maranda Rites at February 10, 2006 06:13 PM

I hope you feel better soon!

Posted by: michele at February 10, 2006 07:38 PM

Miranda, 1) No, 2)No, 3)It came along after, but nothing flew into my eye. see question 1.

Shingles was just a possiblity because the opthamaligist and my GP couldn't find anything else causing said problems. If nothing showed up by now, it's probably not shingles. Anti-biotics do not work against a virus, the cultures came back negative for bacteria. Since I have the doctor stumped, they are wanting to keep an close eye on it, pun intended, to see if anything developes.

When something goes wrong medically with me, it really goes wrong. Just like the genetic freakiness that is my knee.

Posted by: Contagion at February 10, 2006 08:07 PM

My housemate and the erstwhile baker of the world's best chocolate cake had shingles about 10 years ago that affected the left side of his head and his left eye. There was no doubt that he had shingles. All his symptoms (as reported to me) sound like yours. Although he did say that the pain the first couple of days was so bad that the opthamologist had him admitted to the hospital and given morphine (note that this made him happy, but really didn't affect the nerve pain from the shingles). On the brighter side, he recovered although it took a couple of weeks. (Recovery is a questionable state since he's still crazy.)

So...get better soon and go see the wolves. Hey, I'm jealous about that.

Posted by: MathCog Idiocy at February 11, 2006 01:07 PM

You know, it sounds exactly like what I have had a couple times.

A cold in the eye.

Dude, I'm serious, sounds exactly like it.

Posted by: Machelle at February 13, 2006 09:23 AM