Yes, my own darn paper reads like Greek to me.
This semester marks the last of my coursework. I will be working on my dissertation next term. But golly! As if the Lords of Illnesses (Nosoi? They must be Greek, if they can make me produce Greek-sounding works) wanted to celebrate, he "gifted" me not just with the usual fever. He gave me a little extra:
Oh, but he was nice enough to start with one eye. I needed at least one eye to write two more final papers. I was procrastinating, but the fear of two eyes closing up entirely before I could finish my papers had me all fired up. Yup, I was doing my finals while my right eye had been in tremendous pain and completely covered by some white film.
I managed to finish the last research paper, and a few more non-academic write-ups, before the left eye got completely infected as well. That's a total of 135 pages of paperwork, excluding blog entries (which don't really have page numbers), done while my eyes were in this condition.
I think this is a little different from your usual strain of sore eyes, because I was feverish, had a throbbing head, and parts of my body hurt. I also felt very dehydrated, which was a bad sign. Cris said it must have originated from the Ateneo area because that's where her nephews got it. Well, I am always in the area. It's finals!
One of their suggestions was to use a cold compress. Boy, that really worked wonders in alleviating the pain.
Sorry if it looks all crumpled up. I have been abusing it.
Other easily available natural forms of relief can be found in:
- Keeping away from smoke and sunlight.
- Eating enough fruits and vegetables, particularly grains, legumes and berries.
- Drinking plenty of water.
- Washing your hands often and making sure they're clean before you even touch your eyes.
- Blinking often. Yes, blinking!
- Chamomile tea. Soak this in water and then place the teabags on your eyes.
- Aloe vera extract mixed with clean water.
- Clean towels. This is much more hygienic than using tissue paper when cleaning excess liquids from the eyes.
On the bright side, I've been chinita for the last couple of days. I'm torn between laughing and crying over it.
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