Hey everyone! It's been a rough 24 hours here... after a watery eye much of yesterday morning (which I initially just passed off as an allergy-type symptom)... I found out I have pink eye. Basically the eye started looking more red and swollen, and the watery-ness became more yellow-ish and thick. So I decided I had to get it looked at by a doctor. It didn't take him long to diagnose it as pink eye, and said it's going around a lot. So he prescribed some antibiotic drops, and told me I'd need to lay off the contacts for a week.
My makeup-less, pink-eye "face of the day"
I actually think this might be my first ever experience with pink eye. I was off work today (pink eye is very contagious), and as the oozing that I have to blot every minute or so continues... it's not looking good for tomorrow. The eye has a red, very watery appearance, however I think keeping a cold pack on the eye on and off has helped the swelling considerably. The eye was barely open late yesterday afternoon. The downside this morning was the fact that it was totally crusted shut. From news anchoring to YouTube... being on camera & makeup are pretty big parts of the job. Needless to say, this pink eye is cramping my style BIG TIME.
Anyway... just thought I'd update you on what's going on. As I'm sure you know, I'll be back to news & video-making as soon as I possibly can. I'll make sure to take proper precautions so I don't infect my co-workers and scare the viewers. Meanwhile, blogging, tweeting, and facebooking seem to be the best ways to occupy my time.
If there's something you'd like to see me blog about, let me know! I'm thinking my next one will probably be about all the eye makeup I'm going to toss out due to contact with the pink eye. Thanks for the kind tweets & facebook comments! The words of advice are much appreciated! :)