Vila’s Health Break ™
March 22, 2007 § 13 Comments
Did you ever have chicken pox when you were a kid? If so, did you know that the chicken pox virus can lie dormant in your nervous system, waiting to be reactivated in a slightly different form later in life?
Nope, neither did I.
Also, did you know that the virus travels along the nerve pathways to the skin, and can in rare cases produce lesions inside the eye cavity, which, incidentally, hurt like a motherfucker?
And, did you know that doctors get extremely nervous about the presence of said lesions anywhere near the eyes, and will immediately send you to the nearest hospital to prevent the onset of blindness?
No, but I do now.
Yesterday, I spent nine consecutive hours in three different waiting rooms, on two hours sleep and having eaten exactly one carrot muffin, to find out that my virus had reactivated from the worst ophthalmologist on earth. Someday, I will write a blog post about him and taste the sweet nectar of revenge.
In the meantime, if you are one of the small army of people I have blown off a date with over the last week or so, please accept my apologies. Luckily, I am allowed to drink on my prescribed medication so you’ll be hearing from me soon.