Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Modern Medicine

So, this one time I shared my bed, dirty pillowcases and wet tears with Alex Dodd while I was at the peak of my third pink eye infection. (But he mysteriously didn't get pink eye.) And then there was this other time that I threw out all my eye makeup, contact solution, contact cases, contacts and washed my duvet covers and face cloths every other day, and used antibiotics for over a month. (But the pink eye mysteriously didn't go away.) And then there was this other time, about a month ago, when I told my classmates that there was no way I had simple good ol' pink eye because that was too easy and I exclusively contract unidentifiable illnesses. (Case in point: the time I coughed up blood for a month, and that other time I was dizzy for six weeks straight.)

And then there was today when I went to the doctor again and she told me that it's probably not pink eye.

A month later.

After 2 antibiotics.

After 3 doctor's appointments.

After 5 (roughly) tearfests at school.

After 20 (roughly) of people not wanting to touch anything that I've touched for fear of infection.

But she doesn't know what it is.

But hey, at least she gave me some prescription cream for the eczema! Now maybe my eyelids will stop bleeding!


  1. Bleeding eyelids are gross. You should change the name of your blog, something to do with puss.

  2. Well, you do know how I loooove pus.

  3. The solution is clear: get a new doctor. This one is clearly wasting your time. Sounds like it's time for a second opinion.

  4. This was a second opinion.

  5. Anonymous12:29 AM

    What are your eyes (metaphorically speaking)?

    What are you not wanting to see?

    Red in the eyes also means anger (related to TCM).

  6. Anonymous2:24 PM

    What sort of doctor have you been seeing? Was it an opthalmologist?

  7. Anonymous10:06 PM

    remember what i told you during aqua days at the beer gardens? "it could be eye herpes...JESSICA DO YOU HAVE EYE HERPES?"
    just. saying...

  8. Anonymous9:58 PM

    how much does that suck!