That's right I now have pink eye. It actually started on Wed but something had also gotten in my eye to irritate it so I didn't think it was actual pink eye. Anyways, I woke up today and my other eye was shut, it had spread. I quick called in sick and ran out to a dr. Alright not a dr, don't have ins went to one of the new Walgreens Clinic's. It cost $65 to get a prescription for the antibacterial eye drops I needed. They say i shouldn't be contagious 24 hrs after I start so I should be able to go to work tomorrow. I still have this stupid cold and I have been taking Advil cold and sinus so long my body is building and immunity to it. I slept several hours today and plan to go back to bed again soon. I am trying to make sure I hit all of my "every 4 hr" for my drops because although I could really use the pay I don't want to get anyone else sick tomorrow. I actually didn't know that pink eye could start by my cold spreading to my eyes. That is interesting to know. I am tired of being sick and just want my nose to stop running. The nurse practitioner at the walgreens had prescribed some nasal decongestant but when I went to buy it with no ins it was $117, there was no way I was buying that. That is crazy! She also told me to try benadryl to dry up my nose, I was like this isn't allergies and she said it would work anyways, it totally didn't . So I am glad I picked up more of the advil at the same time.
I have been eating fairly good everyday. But I am still not sure about exercising while I am sick. I have read that as long as you don't have a fever you can do cardio just not weight training. But I have been sick since last saturday and I don't want to do anything that might drag this out any longer than it already has. It is so frustrating!!! And now my eye's are like itchy, not really bad so I can withstand touching them but it is a little annoying. I still just hope that I didn't spread pink eye all over the school on wed when I didn't realize I had it. I wash my hands a lot due to my cold so maybe that will help. I know kids get sick, these things go around. But I always feel so guilty, I hate feeling so guilty all the time. :(