stripped bare


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On Friday, I felt a certain irritation on my left eye. It’s as if there’s something lodged underneath my eyelid but I couldn’t get rid of it nor see it. I tried easing the pain by using eye drops but it didn’t help at all. By the next day, it had developed into a sty.

There was a red bump, though not very obvious, at the right corner. What made it worse was a pimple-like head on the bump that grew bigger and bigger as the hours passed. Because it was at the very corner, where the eyelashes are, it irritates me whenever I open my eyes. So by reflex I kept blinking, but it made my vision worse. That didn’t stop me from going out though. Luckily, while I was sitting at the bus stop and peering into my mirror, the white head burst. I had to keep a tissue pressed on my eye the entire trip because the white stuff kept oozing out bit by bit. It didn’t totally drain out until I reached Orchard. Thank god the red bump didn’t grow any larger before it cured by itself.

I had to laugh though, at the implications of this sty on my eye. There’s a local old wives’ tale about styes, that I must have seen something I shouldn’t, so the eye develops a lump to punish me. I wonder what it is I was supposed to have seen.

To cure a sty, stand at a crossroads and recite:

Sty, sty, leave my eye
Take the next one coming by


Written by smudgi3

April 11, 2006, Tuesday at 16:45

Posted in Dear Diary

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