Thursday, May 14, 2009

PSA: Chardonnay doesn't belong in sippy cups.

Let's start with the moral of this post today. Take care of yourselves and don't wait until you are in dire straights to seek medical care.

For weeks I have been complaining about my eyes. "They are so itchy." I whined a number of times. "It's allergy season." More then one person replied. "My eye lids are so heavy." I admitted on several occasions. "You need to get more sleep." Many people encouraged me. "I feel like someone is pulling my eyeballs back." I cried. "Time to change your contacts."

I self medicated myself for seasonal allergies, invested in new contacts, got several nights of uninterrupted sleep and on Monday I googled my symptoms.

"Heavy, itchy, red eyes, eyeballs, eyelids, spasms, omgimdying, twitching, pain, hurtssomuchiwanttojumpoutofmywindow"

And low and behold WebMD came through and identified my problems as either a spinal legion, MS, or crack overdose. SO. I immediately called the Cleveland Clinic. "My eyeballs are on fire and before I jump out the window in pain I was wondering if you could squeeze me in. Immediately. Dr. Google says I might have a spinal legion which is affecting my eyeball nerve. My eye won't stop twitching."

Unable to drive, I forced my husband to cancel all of his dental patients and we drove down to the Cole Eye Institute, my eyes wrapped in my son's T-shirt to drown out the sun shine.

"Hee. Hee. Hee. HOOO. I think I might be dying. Hee. Hee. Hee. HOOOO. What will you do without me? Hee. Hee. Hee. HOOOO. Will you remarry?" Hee. Hee. Hee. HOOO!!!! I think you should, but always have a photo of me, okay? Hee. Hee...." I tried to speak in between my Lamaze breathing.

At the clinic, my handsome doctor, after a gazillion questions took one look at my eyes and asked "Do you top off?" Confused, I shrugged my shoulders and wondered how long it would take to get some drugs. "Do you top off with your solution? Just add more to the existing case instead of cleaning it out? Do you top off, at night?"

"Um. Yeah. Of course! I am a busy mom of three."

He shook his head and explained that for weeks I have been lovingly growing nasty bacteria in my contact case, like some bad high-school biology experiment. "But, I just put new contacts in. They're two days old. Just give me some drugs and I will be out of your hair" He explained that even though they were new they were placed in the topped-off solution that was rapidly growing bacteria faster then the Brangelinas were populating the world.

And so. For weeks I have been using my eyes as petri dishes and have been growing bacteria at remarkable speeds. Mr. Heiken, my freshmen biology teacher would be proud.

You know you have a serious infection when one of the top hospitals in the world requires a follow up appointment the next day. And the next. And the next. And you find yourself best friends with the door man by Friday morning. Furthermore, you know you have a serious eye infection when you require three separate eye drops every hour on the hour, even throughout the night, into your petri dishes eyes. More so your husband finds it hard to sleep while you scream in pain as the ice cold drops meet your burning eyes at 1am, 2am, 3am, 4am.... If pink eye was a pesky catfish then my eye infection was a stubborn whale refusing to budge.

After the my first follow up on Tuesday I called my mother for help. The first time in nearly seven years of motherhood I cried over the phone begging for some assistance, "Get on a plane. I can't see what I poured into Fifi's sippy cup. Organic lemonade or Saturday's night Chardonnay. I. Need. Help." She must have heard the panic in my voice and flew out on the very next flight relieving my husband of further investigation about his second wife, surely the eye infection would kill me.

She has been a blessing. Others have been too. She drove me to get glasses. She drove and picked up Lola from preschool twice. She sent me a fruit bouquet at home because I tweeted my symptoms.

I am praying that my eyes have stopped growing bacteria by Friday and we can begin steroid treatment to kill and treat. We are unsure if I have permanently damaged my eye sight. The meds that I am on right now have my pupils dilated around the clock and I can't handle any light source. I am unable to drive. Or read and blog. Or handle watching TV without squinting and swearing. How are the new Housewives of New Jersey? Any favorites?

I'm not seeking any sympathy. Quite the opposite... I want to use my stupidity and set an example of what happens when you don't take care of yourself. Seek medical attention immediately. Take care of your medical needs like you take care of your childrens. They do not deserve Chardonnay in their sippy cups with their morning waffles.

Now turn down your lights. It's killing me. And please, whatever you do, don't tell my mother I was on the computer while she was grocery shopping with three wild kids. I heard it took them 11 minutes to pick out the shopping cart.

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My doctor advised that I buy a new contact case each month and clean it everyday. 1 in 1000 contact wearers develop an infection. That numbers increases 10 fold when contact cases aren't clean. I am so glad I am making a difference in the world, through my laziness studipty.

105classy comments:

Loukia said...

Oh my goodness! I do hope your eyes start feeling better really, really soon. I'm so glad you went to the Dr. when you did - I'm sure the fact that you're on so many eye drops will treat this, and your eye sight will be fine. Thank God your mom is there to help you out.

Crystal D said...

Aack! My eyes are burning just reading this post. I am pretty good about throwing away my case, as soon as it starts to get a little crusty, yeah that probably isn't soon enough. I don't top off, I dump, so maybe that is enough to balance out the crusty case. And I change to new contacts every 2, ok 3, at the most 4 weeks.
So, what did your doctor say about how often to clean your case and how to prevent that nastiness? Oh, who am I kidding, I am not going to clean ONE MORE THING. I am going to go buy 10 new cases.
Hope you can see soon. I miss you!

designHER Momma said...

another reason to stick to glasses and boxed wine. I kid, I kid...

get better girl!

carrie said...

Holy smokes woman!

You weren't kidding. Well, I hope that all goes well - and I HOPE that you don't read these comments (of which I am sure there will be plenty) until you are all better! BIG HUGS to you, my friend!

Managed Chaos said...

Jeez, you're not kidding about having a whale of an eye infection. Thank goodness for the help of your friends and family (and awesome doctors close by.) Take care my friend and get better soon!

Rachel said...

Yikes! How scary. I really hope your eyes are ok in the long run.

I have two words for you:

- DAILY DISPOSABLES. I had them before I had Lasik 8 years ago and they were awesome. Wear 'em one day and throw them away. No worry about cleaning contact cases, etc.

Thank goodness for your mom and good friends. I hope you feel better soon.

the planet of janet said...

yikes!!!!!!! take care, hon!

Krystyn said...

Yikes! My eyes are seriously watering now. I am guilty of all of those things. My case is years old!

I hope your vision is not damaged and this gets quickly remedied.

Tara R. said...

I'll keep this short, so you don't have to read a long time. Get better soon!

Smart A$$ Mom said...

I literally cried out when you mentioned RHONJ because I, as a busy and single mom TOTALLY FORGOT TO SET THE DVR TO GET TONIGHTS EPISODE. It was going to be my special treat to myself. Boo hoo.

On a side note, if I lived nearby I'd be the one that loaned you my swanky new Chanels and donned some shades as well while we sipped champagne.

The 5 Bickies said...

Lesson learned...I am so sorry this is happening to you! I don't top off but I cleaning my lens case is really rinsing with tap water twice a year! Perhaps it's the air drying of the case that has saved my sight so far.

Take CARE!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Good heavens, woman! I have pink eye right now, but my doctor didn't even believe me. I wanted to scream, "I have three small children and we have had our share of pinkeye. I know when I've got it, and I've got it." But now I feel guilty I got the catfish and you got the whale. Wow, I hope all gets better soon, and I'm SO glad your mom could come to help.

Draft Queen said...

Oh my goodness that sounds aweful. I'm buying a new case tomorrow.

Why is it we mom's cut corners on our own health?

Jennifer said...

That's crazy! I'm throwing my Husbands case out as we speak!!! I have not seen real housewives in a year, I'm changing my dish package tomorrow!

amanda said...

wow. scary. glad you got it all figured out though. and i'm totally going to buy a new case. you're doing a world of good. too bad it has to suck for you! :0)

MIT Mommy said...

Please tell me you dictated this post.

Elaine A. said...

Oh girl, I had no idea this could happen. I'm so, so sorry you've been in so much agony. And I will certainly pray that your eyesight has not been compromised at all.

You are a good bloggy friend to remind us to pay attention when something is wrong. Now snuggle in and enjoy another glass of that Chardonay...

Flea said...

So are your new glasses cute? :)

I do feel bad for you. Wish I was there to help. Sending prayers up for you all!

Just said...

So basically, it's all about go big or go home with you huh?

I hope your eyes stop acting like assholes soon. I luff you!

Kelley said...

You know I know.

Look what happened to me.

Wish it didn't come to this for you though babe and I am hoping that you have a full recovery and those gorgeous eyes are back to normal ASAP.

MWAH

Scary Mommy said...

Ouch!!!! Poor you- that sounds terrible. Hurry up and feel better!!

jen said...

so that must be why they give you a new case every time you visit!
thank you ... and thank goodness for moms!
i hope you feel better ... very very soon!

Lauren said...

i have similar things happen to my eyes--especially with protein build-up and during the spring time when allergies get bad. i'm on drops right now to clear up the reaction to pollen and similar "daily care" issues. i also used to just put new solution in, and then my optometrist started having me use something called "clear care," which has a special cleaning kit and solution to get rid of proteins and other build up on my contacts. eventually, i want to get Lasik just so i don't have to deal with all of this!

Ed said...

Bummer! I just got contacts--hopefully this will never be an issue. I got the dailies. Wear once and throw them away. Fresh pair each day.

Ashlie-Mommycosm.com said...

Oh - I wish I couldn't relate, but I SO feel your pain. It totally sucks.

I had an allergic reaction to my contacts last year. Totally random after wearing them since I was 14. The ER doc described the surface of my eye as "road rash". He offered serious pain meds at the hospital and I didn't take it because they put a numbing solution in my eye- idiot. I was begging for it in the morning.

You're probably not going to like hearing this - but I wear my glasses about 90% of the time now. I upgraded to a pair I don't totally hate. It's better than being in pain and blind. I can only tolerate my contacts for a couple of hours at a time :(

Jessica said...

Good God! Take care of yourself, hand your mama the directory and tell her to dial any of us if you need anything!

LceeL said...

I am praying that you're going to be okay. Real hard.

Irene said...

Oh, I am so sorry!!! I use Clear Care too which uses a new case with every bottle. But before that, I used the same case for YEARS!! Yikes! I will never do that again!!!

MamaClaire said...

That blows. The other lesson here is knowing when to ask for help! Good for you for calling your mom...

This winter baby Jane and I both got a stomach virus and I kept breastfeeding through it to keep her hydrated. However, I couldn't keep any fluids down. I waited so long to take care of myself that I passed out from dehydration and smacked my head on the bathroom sink. So stupid of me. I had to spend the whole night in the ER getting hydrated and waiting for a CAT scan.

You are a good mom for always putting your needs second...but when you get sick you gotta take of yourself. Get well soon!

brown eyed girl said...

Oh no! I hope you get well soon!

Nan Patience said...

Holy crap!!! Oh my gosh, get better!

Kelly said...

OMG, I've had eye infections but never anything like that! OUCH, you poor girl. I hope your eyes start improving soon before you start have withdrawal from the internet! ;)

Don Mills Diva said...

Oh my gosh that sounds awful!!!

I really hope that you are okay - I'm about to phone my mom (who wears contacts) and warn her about this!

Indy said...

I swear, I have my contact case in boiling hot water right now. :) Let me know if you need anything.

Courtney said...

Yikes! Hope you feel better soon and quit topping off! Lol...I thought he was talking about alcohol at first. I am also very relieved that you do not have a crack problem.

I am P said...

Awww, I hope ur feeling better real soon, was really missing your blogs this week!!
Chardonnay numbs pain ;)

Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

Ouch ouch ouch!!! Here's hoping you feel better soon, and have no lingering damage. Egads. I've had some nasty cases of pink eye that were hell to get through, so I can only imagine how worse this is for you.

I had to giggle though at your Lamaze breathing. I do that too, when I'm hurting or just really stressed!! Hey, whatever works, right?

Lynette3boys said...

I have never heard of something like this. Thanks for spreading the word to all of us contact wearing moms. I will think of you every time I clean my contact case from now on. Your mom is awesome - on the verge of saintly, huh? Sounds like hubby isn't too bad either. Take it easy and I'm right around the corner if you need anything. Seriously.

Stephanie said...

I never clean my case but I do pour out the solution and usually rinse it out. Thanks for the reminder, I've been lucky enough to avoid an infection, but nothing major's happened in a while. I'm due for a visit from murphy soon!

Hang in there, babe! And get some sunglasses...or something. ;oD

Legallyblondemel said...

Yeowch! I know you're not looking for sympathy, but I'm sending some to you anyway.

Relieved to hear that you have your mom, fabulous husband, friends, and the Real Housewives (yeah!) to help out while you recuperate, at least.

Inna said...

Man, that sux! I wore contacts A LOT, but had tons of problems with light sensitivity and all. So now, I wear my glasses all the time. Whenever I really really wanna wear contacts, I got one a day disposable ones. And because I work in a research lab, I always worry I'm gonna get something in my eyes, so glasses are the way to go! I only wear contacts if I'm babysitting small babies or going out. Because in both cases I have people taking off my glasses - very annoying :)

Inna said...

Just realized that my blog didn't link to the comment - here it is, since I'm still trying to figure out how to comment properly (and so you don't think I'm a crazy stalker...)
http://tannainna.wordpress.com/

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Oh you poor thing! I iknow this has go tot be uncomfortable for you.

Jo said...

HOLY Crap!!!!!! Babo! I am praying that your eyesight is restored back to normal 100% asap!! This is when our overbearing Polish mothers are the best around, huh? I wear contacts as well, but I do the Focus Dailys, which you are supposed to switch out everyday. Man I am going to be more careful.

Buzki and hang in there!
jo

Ringleader said...

Oh no- another thing for me to obsess about now.. I had no idea you could get an infection from that! My contacts have been in a case in my purse for a week... is that bad? Feel better- glad your mom is there to help... kinda nice, isn't it? I mean, minus the eyeball scorching infection LOL!

The White House said...

Wow! Thanks for informing us of your condition- I have new lens care techniques thanks to you!

Laura said...

Oh my - I did the same thing with my contacts....oh I hope you feel better soon.

take care!

Amy said...

Holy holy holy crap!!!!!! That is unbelievable!

I've worn contacts since I was 12. I actually never top off - every night I dump the solution and fill up with new. Three times I've gotten up in the morning and opened the case and dumped it - only to realize MY CONTACTS WERE IN THERE and I'd just poured them down the sink. (I'm not a morning person.)

However - I am not good about cleaning the case. So I'm buying bulk extra cases today and those suckers are going in the dishwasher between uses.

Now my eyes have sympathy hurt. I'm so sorry and I really hope you haven't damaged anything.

Im2Sexy4MyVan said...

Did you know that I lost my vision for 2 weeks in college due to problems with contacts? Could never wear them again.

Had to be in darkness for 2 weeks. No driving. No TV. Lots of Radio (this was before IPods)...

Drops like you, plus I had to rub ointments on my eyeballs. That was hideous!

Did have worsened sight and chronic dry eye for a few years afterwards. Then it slowly became OK. I was legally blind tho. Absolutely required my glasses.

Lasik made it all better.
Changed my life forever.

Please take care of your yourself! Your eyes are your lifeline!

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

Your post today has made my day. Is that wrong? My husband and I have argued since marriage (because we never spent night then morning together before marriage, Mom) about contact solution. He says I waste it because I dump and refill every day, whereas he is topper offer. You have proven me right, and I am eternally grateful!!!

The Ballard Family said...

2 years ago I had the same exact thing. It was the most miserable thing I have EVER experienced in my life. I would cry in pain and it would make them feel worse. I feel so sorry for you! It took about 2-3 weeks for my symptoms to fully go away. I was on multiple drops and steroids too. NOT FUN!!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Get Well Soon! And don't reply to this comment because I'll know you're on the computer!!! LOL

Jaina said...

Oh goodness, that's awful! I want to go put drops in my eyes now, and I don't even wear contacts! I hope your eyes heal nicely and that you feel so much better soon. Keep us updated as you can...and give your mother a huge hug from me.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Hope your eyes feel better soon. thanks for the warning.

Alicia said...

Oh no, feel better!!

Burgh Baby said...

I never thought to just top off. Huh. I guess I won't experiment with it either, but I do wonder how much less solution I would go through . . .

Rebecca said...

Eek! I'm so sorry you're in pain, but this was also quite the entertaining post. So even if you're not feeling good, at least you're still funny :) Hope it all works out soon.

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

YIKES, lady. That's scary. I'm totally rethinking my contact lens cleaning regimen.

2 Little Irish Boys said...

WOW!! I do that same thing. Glad you could make a trip to the handsome doctor to prevent this same thing from happening to me!!
We will talk about The HW of New Jersey later!!!

Lisa said...

Oh. My. Gawd.

That sounds horrible. Beyond horrible really.

The hubs wears contacts. He's getting a new contact case pronto!!!

Feel better - and maybe you should have your mom put some wine in YOUR sippy cup?!?

Tiffany said...

Thank goodness you felt the urgency to go to the doctor. Many of us feel that we shouldn't worry about ourselves as much as we worry about our loved ones - we assume that whatever is hurting or aching will go away. I am so glad that your doctor knew what was wrong and felt the same urgency to treat you and see you often, to make sure his treatment was effective. Wishing you a speedy recovery (and be sure to hug your mom a thank-you, what a great mom you must have!)

Blessings From Above said...

Oh no! I've never heard of such a thing. I'm so sorry to hear all you've been threw lately. I hope you and your eyes are feeling better SOON and there's no permanent damage.

Allison Says said...

Oh, OUCH! I'm glad you got it all taken care of.

Seriously, though, every day? How does ANYONE have time to clean a contact case every day? And replace it every month?

Makes me glad I don't (yet, my time is coming!) wear contacts.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

That is crazy! I hope you feel better soon. And don't get your kids too drunk in the process!

Hailey said...

Feel better soon!

3 Peanuts said...

Oh mommy---I sure hope your eyes feel better soon.

Heather said...

I feel so awful-I never said not to go to the doctor, but I just thought your eyes were twitching like mine do. Which causes me not to be able to see because of the twitching, but it goes away. So glad that you went to the eye doctor. Praying that you don't have permanent damage to your eyes. Many hugs to you ((((OHmommy))))))

Jessica said...

I hope you feel better soon. I feel so bad for you Oh'Mommy!

Yo Mama Morris said...

Oh no, OHMommy. Hope your eyeballs get better soon. :(

BTW, thanks for liking the recent YMM post. I hope you're not making your Mom read them to you. I'll have to cut out the curse words.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

WOW girl, you got it bad!!

What would we do without our mother's....so glad that she could come out and assist you!!

Get better soon...I pray that there is no permanent damage to your eyes!

Lisa

Melissa said...

I am so sorry this has happened!! But it could happen to anyone!! Don't worry!!

There are worse things, read my blog and you will see! At least it will make you laugh!

zandor said...

Eek. I hope your eyes feel better really really reallllly soon.

Kari said...

Wow, that is scary! I think I might be doing the same thing... I dump out the solution in my lense case when I put my contacts on every morning, but I never clean out the case itself. I just refill it with solution and put my contacts back in at night.

Good warning! I hope your eyes are feeling better soon, and that you didn't do any damage!

Jessica said...

You do realize that since your father loves to read your blog and pick out negative things that he's going to call your mother and tell her that you were blogging...right after he yells at your for possibly giving Fifi wine. Right? ;)

the mama bird diaries said...

Oh my god. you poor girl! I am so sorry. So now I'm freaked. I never clean out my contact case. How are you suppose to clean it? With soap and water? Feel better soon. XO

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Wow! That is seriously scary. If you can read this...I hope you are okay. If you can't read this... I HOPE YOU ARE OKAY! Oh wait, shouting isn't going to help now will it.
I feel so bad for you. I hate allergies by themselves. I can't imagine the burning. I can say that I have never heard of bacteria growing on the eye.
Get better soon!

Naomi said...

76 comments. Holy moses.

This resonated with me ... I am horrible with my contacts and horribly mis-treat my eyes. Thanks for the reminder!!

Hoping your drops do their magic and quickly!

Renny said...

That's scary! I hope the eyes are starting to feel better. I'm glad you have an arsenal of assistance! Get well soon!

Kim said...

Oh god .. I can so feel your pain.. Get better quickly..and get off the dang computer!! :)

Rachel said...

h sweetness.
You weren't kidding! It is bad.
I wish I were closer so I could come cook and take the kids for you!
Bless your mom and all your wonderful friends, that are in fact, a direct reflection of wonderful you!

Thanks for the psa ;-) sorry you had to learn the hard way. XO

Pamela Kramer said...

oh geez that sounds painful! I hope you get better soon. As for those Housewives...it's madness! I will stay tuned because I'm just amazed people get to live like that. It's so far from anything I've ever seen. lol

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

okay - I have to tell you this- this happened to me about ten years ago - I KNOW THE PAIN you are experiencing - I personally think it is worse than giving birth to a child! The blinding pain!!!!! The light literally sears your eyeballs!

I have NEVER worn contacts again since then! I refuse! AND guess what - you will likely STILL get another infection! No kidding - at least once a year I get it!

Jocelyn said...

Oh, sweet holy Jeebus. I'm so sure it's my first visit here, and you scare me the hell like this.

just jamie said...

Oh poor you. I hope you're not reading this because this screen is mighty bright. Or, better yet...I hope you*are*reading this because you're all fixed up!

anymommy said...

That is horrendous. I'm so sorry. I hope it clears up soon. And now I have to go because reading that post made my eyes itch and I don't even wear contacts.

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

DUDE.

Your eyes have The Plague.

(bloghoppingpastyoureyeballs)

Hope you feel better soon. And that your eyeballs don't fall out first.

JCK said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. That sounds horrible! And scary. And painful. Keeping you in my thoughts and hope your eyes do not have damage that is permanent, and that you feel much better soon.

LunaNik said...

You poor thing!! This is just another reason I'm glad I don't need contacts. Feel better soooooon! And, btw, the Jersey Housewives are annoying and not at all like any REAL Jersey wives at all. Being a Jersey girl myself, I'm actually EMBARRASSED by that show...EMBARRASSED I tell you.

Oh, hey, when they do the Real Housewives of Ohio, will you be cast?? That'd be rad!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Oh honey! That never occurred to me!

That's one of those safety things they should stress and EXPLAIN why it is so important. Like the infant handle being put down instead of left up so that the cheap plastic doesn't break in a collision and impale your baby. You know, specifics.

I hope your eyes are ok. Take care...

Beyond A Mommy said...

Dudette, Chardonnay just makes the kiddos sleep better!! haha. Jokes, just jokes. Thanks for this post, I'm a chronic "topper upper". Hope you are feeling better and able to read this comment!! Take care.

Every Day Goddess said...

Oh my!! I for sure am sticking with my glasses now. Hope you are feeling better soon!!

My Sweet Side said...

That is really scary. I hope everything is healed up and your eyes aren't prementately damaged. Thankgoodness you finally sought medical treatment.

*jimaie.marie* said...

owwwww!!!
:( I kept avoiding reading this b/c every time i sat down to open it my eyes would buuurrrn and waaaater so i cannot imagine how you must be feeling dear OHmommy!!!
I'm so glad you're getting help and you're mommy's there to take care of you!
I will admit to wearing my contacts a couple weeks longer than i'm supposed to b/c they are so darn expensive and i want to "get my money's worth"...i dont top off and i do scrub my case with soap every once and awhile but yikes, this has me nervous!!
I can't believe the treatment you have to go through, that is ONE SERIOUS EYE INFECTION! i'm speechless. so sorry ohmommy!!
I hope your eyes feel better soon, take care <33 !!

Nap Warden said...

Good Lord...that's no fun at all:(

♥♥♥♥♥ Jennifer™® ♥♥♥♥♥ said...

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Rhea said...

Holy Eye Bacteria. That's scary. And totally sucks. I wear contacts but I pour in new solution every night...well, ok, every OTHER night. Now I will be doing it every night...and buying a new case. ickola. Thanks for the head's up though.

Eve Grey said...

OH MY GOD, the EXACT same thing happened to my friend a couple of months ago! It was not at all pleasant.

Clare said...

That just sounds horrible!! i have heard about this from my eye doctor, when he told me to buy new cases all of the time. I hope you are feeling better very soon!!

Angela said...

Wow, good to know. I top off, but it is Aosept so I assume that the hydrogen peroxide reaction where pure oxygen is released actually kills ALL the bacteria. But I do totally rinse and dry every few days. I may just change my bad ways. Hope you are recovering well!

Monica said...

eye-eye-eye! i can't believe you've got so many organisms in you! i hope you can quit growing those things and get back to blogging cuz this was good. loved the brangelina metaphor. dig it. xo

LisaS said...

Yow!!! just added a new contact lens case to my Target list. Get better soon!!

crunchiemummy said...

Oh my and can I just say ouch! As a fellow contact lens wearer, I will vow to learn from your, ahem, laziness and thoroughly clean out my contact lens cases!

P.S. Hope your eyeballs get to feeling better soon!

Jill said...

Oh P - I read this just before I went in to have the munchkin - and felt horrible that I never sent you my wishes for quick and smooth recovery!

I hope by now your eyes are starting to feel better. Thinking of you...

Chiloe said...

And I wanted to go back to contact lenses .... Have you thought about the laser surgery? Take care.

Marketing Mama said...

OMG, how awful and scary - I hope you are feeling much better now.

 

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