I’m sorry, blah blah blah. I’ve said it all before. At least this time I have a good excuse for my absence. Well, part of it at least.
In addition to my usual laziness and procrastination, this time just when I felt ready to really buckle down and get back to work again, I was hit with a nasty case of conjunctivitis.
I’ve had pinkeye before, (damn you Scott Baio,) but never like this. My left eye was killing me, particularly when faced with bright light. I have no idea where it came from but it just wouldn’t go away.
I waited a week for it to heal naturally.
When that didn’t work I tried self medicating with some spare antibiotics. (yes, I know. Bad Writer!)
Finally I broke down and went to the doctor, not an easy thing for someone with no medical insurance to do. Remarkably, she told me she thought I was on the right track and prescribed more antibiotics. (She also told me to lose weight but when you’re fat they always tell you that no matter what you’re there for.)
After another week with no results I called her and she decided to try some eye drops. The next day the redness was almost completely gone. While I’m grateful, I really wish she had prescribed them first instead of following my lead. What the hell do I know? She’s the doctor.
Now that it’s gone, I can focus again. I don’t mean that metaphorically either. My condition literally made it so I couldn’t focus my eyes on anything without agony. Thus, no writing. Now, I can hopefully get back to work. Hopefully I can remember where I was going with the current story line. being away for a month can really screw up your flow.