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Why does this always happen to me on Sunday?

Yesterday, I went swimming. In the ocean, which was awesome. The water was warm (and clear for the Pacific), the sun was out. All around good time.
Except something worked itself under my goggles and now both my eyes are swollen, red, itchy and puffy. Right where my goggles touched the skin around the eyes.

I look like an overly emotional racoon.
Of course, I tried some over the counter calamine lotion, and it got worse.  Now it’s so bad that it’s to the point of being funny.

Except that I have to work tomorrow, which is awesome (yay, work!), and I’m desperately trying to figure out a way to get at least the puffy to go down instead of getting ribbed non-stop about what I may or may not have done over the weekend.

I’ve tried chamomile tea, ice, antihistamines… nothing’s working.

Since it’s Sunday, the Motion Picture health centers aren’t open. Of course.

Filed under: mishaps, Non-Work

7 Responses

  1. jerry w says:

    I suppose a see through t_shirt is out of the question? Most of the crew guys would never notice your eyes.

    • Peggy Archer says:

      Probably wouldn’t work – most of them have been trained not to look, which, under normal circumstances, is a good thing. Maybe if I wear a funny hat or stick spinach to my teeth…

  2. ironrailsironweights says:

    Dark glasses? If anyone asks, say that you have an eye infection.

    Peter

  3. Caryn says:

    Antihistamine and some cucumber slices on your eyes?

    How frustrating.

  4. Bill Johnson says:

    Calamine lotion? Is it 1882?
    Try Corticool. Cortison in gel base.
    Works for me.

  5. Some might say it’s my loss, but this muchly reinforces my long-held belief that what coastal waters you don’t swim in can’t hurt you. Hope it heals up quick.

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