Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Excuses...Excuses...Excuses....

You know what they say, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions" In the beginning of February, I was back in the swing of things, checking in on my daily reads, keeping my google reader down to manageable numbers, actually posting regularly then,
BAM!!!

note: if you're easily grossed out stop reading right here...that's right, go away now...go see my friends that are listed on my "hit list" to the right. I know they don't post disgusting pictures or posts about themselves...you're excused; I promise I will not hold it against you.

Okay, you hard-core, steel-stomached, bloggy friends o'mine...here's what happened to me last week.... (little interruption once again...not only did the below happen to me, but the computers at work went all hoo-haaey on us and I had to keep my laptop at the office so that our IT guy could fix it remotely at home after hours so if I had "felt up to it" I wouldn't have been able to post)

Last Monday, I woke up with a sty on inside corner my left upper eyelid. I really didn't think anything of it...I had gone out to a nice pre-valentine's dinner on Friday and actually wore make up. I have sensitive skin so I kinda always get itchy or what have you. Also with some of the increased stress I've put on myself, I've had 3 styes recently. I did the old wives remedy of rubbing a gold ring on it...to no avail...that sucker hurt and began to grow.

Tuesday: Holy SH*T!! The sucker had grown and my whole eye lid was swollen. I looked a bit peculiar, but it was just a sty right?! So I talk to our nurse practitioner at work and she suggests warm compresses and Aleve for the pain. The swelling was causing a lot of pressure and pain...small area + swelling = very uncomfortable. Okay, so the warm compresses and the round-the-clock Aleve begin...

Wednesday: F(*&K!!! My eye is grotesque, my eyelid is completely swollen, underneath is swollen, my cheek is swollen and tingling. I go check in with our nurse practitioner we both agree it's time to start the antibiotics for which in now obviously cellulitis. Keflex 500 mg twice a day was started mid-day.

Thursday: Igor is still here....swelling the cheek has gone down, but the eye is still horrible and very painful.

Friday: Eye is going down a little; figure out I should be taking the Keflex four times a day, not two (hell, what do we know...we're Neurology?!) I decide to go see an ophthalmologist prior to going into a weekend. Go see a ophthalmologist, he walks in the room and is like, "Holy Cow! What have you done to yourself?!" He wouldn't even shake my hand for fear of getting my Ebola cooties! He diagnosed not only the cellulitis, but he said I now had an abscess. He suggested I "compress the crap out of it" over the weekend and continue the antibiotics and follow up with him on Monday.

Saturday: The swelling has definitely gone down a little, but now it's turning colors....compressing the crap out of it as directed. Pain a little better, but still present.

Sunday: The swelling continues to improve; color is a nice purplish tint...pretty!

Monday: I no longer look like Igor, but I do look like I have a mosquito bite in the corner of my eyelid. At least the townspeople aren't coming after me with pitchforks and torches any more.

So day by day, the sucker has improved which makes me very happy not to be in pain and be a freak show. Of course I have pictures to share (I am the one who posted a pic of me with tissues shoved up my nose!)...so if stuff like this disgusts you, this is your last chance to run away...go now!!!...
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20 comments:

This Mom said...

HOLY COW woman. That looks like it KILLED. I am glad to see you are now on the mend.

Jenny said...

Oh Oh Oh!! Poor you!!

cat said...

Oh gosh girl, this sounds so sore! Poor poor you!

American in Norway said...

OMG! Oh poor baby! Wish I could be there to pop it for you..(true sign of friendship!)
All I can say is..." I am NOT an ANIMAL..." (say it with a a lisp...& drool at the same time..)

I DOUBLE DARE you to put these on facebook!

Love ya!

American in Norway said...

OMG! Oh poor baby! Wish I could be there to pop it for you..(true sign of friendship!)
All I can say is..." I am NOT an ANIMAL..." (say it with a a lisp...& drool at the same time..)

I DOUBLE DARE you to put these on facebook!

Love ya!

Cathy said...

Just ran across your blog tonight. Thought I'd stalk ya for a while... I kid. I kid.

I like your font, if I go back to the cutest I will have to try to change mine.

As far as the sty..that was a whopper.. I have them after I've been in a dusty area like a fair or dirt bike race. But never that big. I bet it hurt bad.

CaraBee said...

O. M. G. You poor thing! Glad you're on the up and up.

Missy said...

OMG!!!! Seriously, that looks painful! You poor thing! Reading about it is one thing but when you posted the pics - it truly puts in prospective how much pain you endured!!! Hope it goes away soon!!!!

Jen said...

Ok I must admit, that first picture freaked me out just a bit. Good lord that thing was HUGE. I am glad that you are getting better but it is always something isn't.

JWilson said...

OH MY GOD! that looks so painful but I am glad to hear it's getting better!

Z's Mom said...

Oh my gosh that looked painful. You poor thing! Thank God for antibiotics. Glad you are feeling better now.....well, at least looking better anyway....hopefully feeling better too!

Kat said...

Oh my goodness. And I love the support from your best bud. To pop it and put the pics on facebook.

Is it all better now? What causes those things??

Bee and Rose said...

Oh. My. Heavens!!!!

That happened to me too! I couldn't believe my cheek hurt so bad from an eye infection!! I'm glad to see you're on the mend! Wowza!

Angie's Spot said...

OMG, that is sick! I mean, my eye hurts just looking at your eye. I am so sorry this happened to you and I certainly sympathize. I haven't had a stye in many years (knocking very hard on wood), but the thought of it happening is enough to strike fear in my heart. I hope you're feeling much better very soon!

Ronda's Rants said...

That looked like it hurt big time!
I know it hurt me....lol sorry!
I am glad you are feeling better and you look a whole lot better as well!

Scary Mommy said...

I swear, my eye is throbbing just from looking at that. Holy shit, woman!!

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Eww! I hope it's better soon. I'd have been freaked out.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Gnarly pictures! I'm glad it's getting better, it sounds terribly painful.

Shannon said...

Yowza! Glad to hear Igor is going away!

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