Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Flaming Eyes

Tomorrow's my birthday! Yay!
Apparently, my right eye threw an awesome party but forgot to tell the rest of me. My right eye looks like it is nursing quite a hangover. It takes the word bloodshot to a whole new level.

I just feel a little cheated, like I apparently missed some fun.
Has this ever happened to you? I'm nearing the end of my forties and this is a first.
I read about it though. It's called a subconjunctival hemorrhage (or a burst blood vessel) and can be caused by sneezing, coughing, vigorous exercise, rubbing, or stress. I'd like to say vigorous exercise, but rubbing my eyes or stress are more likely the culprit. I woke up with a red eye on Monday and blamed it on little sleep. The boys didn't have school on Monday, but I did. So I woke up at midnight when Tucker came in panting, running home to meet his curfew; when Earl came to bed after a cold walk home from work; and finally when Spencer knocked on the door sometime around 2 a.m. after driving to Cleveland for a Flogging Molly concert. The men in my life have very active night lives.
And I have this very red eye. No worries though. According to the Mayo Clinic website, it should be gone in 10 to 14 days.

4 comments:

BFF said...

You should audition for a vampire movie -- tomorrow. Before it goes away. Creepy

Linda said...

Good heavens! Glad it's just temporary.

Delana said...

First and foremost....Happy Birthday! Man, I'm sorry I missed that party too. That's not just a "red eye"...that's an interior explosion. Wear red on your birthday and run with it. Have a great day, Paulita.

Just Me said...

Yikes !

Happy Birthday

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