Living with Conjunctivitis

Me, on the 7th day of conjunctivitis
Me, on the 7th day of conjunctivitis

The last time when I had infected with conjunctivitis was when I was in primary school.  Probably due to bad hygiene or perhaps someone would have passed it to me or whatever the reason.

Taken from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States of America,

Conjunctivitis is a common eye condition worldwide. It causes inflammation (swelling) of the conjunctiva—the thin layer that lines the inside of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. Conjunctivitis is often called “pink eye” or “red eye” because it can cause the white of the eye to take on a pink or red color.

The most common causes of conjunctivitis are viruses, bacteria, and allergens.

Prior to the conjunctivitis this time round, my thinking of it is like – it should only take a few days to recover.  Well, at least that was what the ophthalmologist first told me.

Well, it is now entering in the 7th day.

Based on the information shared by CDC, conjunctivitis viral could last up to 20 days.  Holy cow, 20 days.  This is worse than having a dengue, which I lasted 3 days in hospital and the physician discharged me on the 4th day.

I had chicken pox for 10 days, then I was fine.

Well, this conjunctivitis is seriously ill cripple my life and time.  I went through Raya long break staying on bed.  Not much of appetite with food, not mentioning the tiring eyes of looking or reading anything.

From this, you could see how much I hate being sick.

While being in this situation, I learn about something new.  To be patience is key to many things.  While remaining patience, it is also crucial to learn to see how things changed in life and things around me, while I am absolutely unable to do anything about it.

Sad, right?  Yes, but perhaps no.

Just a matter of how one look at things.

Just like what Retna always reminded me, between good and bad, why not choose to look at things from the good side?

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