I took my daughter to the doctor last week because she was very congested. Because the whites of her eyes were very white, I was in denial of any conjunctivitis. The pediatrician said, "Yeah, she's got it. And she's highly contagious. So should you get it..." Oh, I won't get that. It's been a week and nothing.
Yesterday, my eyes began to ache. It must be allergies. Denial continues. I took a nap in the afternoon to awake with my eyes swollen shut. I could not open them. I flailed around to get to the bathroom for a warm washcloth. I looked in the mirror. It was worse than I thought.