Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I have pink eye!!!

I woke up this morning with what it seems is pink eye! You know when your eye is blood red and seeps and crusty. Ugh! I am very familiar with this sort of thing because almost all my adult life , every time I turn around I have pink eye. Then I would go to the doctor because I had insurance. Once I had to go to an eye specialist because it would keep reoccurring and wouldn't go away. But, I haven't had pink eye for over 6 years until now! I do not have insurance because we can't afford any. DH works for a small company and they do not offer any sort of thing. Going to the doctor at the moment will kill us financially at the time. I believe this is viral and will just have to run its course I hope. If not, or worsens then I will have to see a doctor. I just can't believe this has happened as I have been so careful about washing my hands all the time and even using a hand sanitizer. I carry a small one in my purse and take it everywhere I go. I haven't worn any makeup for weeks and do not wear contacts. This is just crazy! But, I have had alot of sinus problems last week which I thought I was coming down with a cold or something. I thought I was getting better. Has anyone out there had pink eye? Did you have to go to the doctor? Looks as if I am starting the new year with a bang! or I could say I am ending the old.


  1. My sister just had it a few weeks ago. Very weird that 2 people I know had it so close. It must really be going around. I believe she did go to the doctor but I'm not sure she would have needed to.

    Hope you get better soon!

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