Tuesday afternoon, I was collecting more materials at the dump, and later that night I was visiting the ER.
When the doctor saw me and asked me what I had been doing leading up till my eye acting up, I sheepishly told him, “I was at the dump, BUT I certainly washed my hands since then!” He seemed surprised that I was spending time at the dump, and pretty excited about the project. After several tests he told me, “that it’s not an infection, and that it’s not a scratch or a bite.” I was having an allergic reaction to something that I ferociously rubbed into my eye. And it will be better in about a week.
I’m doing fine today. (3 days later) Only a little bit of puffiness. But I was out of commission for 2 days. Wednesday was a fog of benadryl dreams.
So, moral of the story…. Don’t rub your eyes when you’ve been to the dump. Kind-of-an expensive duh moment.