A Less Swollen Eye

At 4.20 this morning (after returning from a bathroom trip) I decided to show some husbandly concern for Julia’s face and asked her if she was awake. Apparently she wasn’t, as I had to ask her four times before she answered. It seems that her face was still aching. This seemed to be causing her some distress as she was quite grumpy and not at all as happy as a woman with a thoughtful and concerned husband ought to be.

By breakfast time the pain had subsided a little, as had the grumpiness. though the swelling persisted and she had trouble opening the eye. I suggested she should ring the doctor but she had a meeting this morning and decided to be brave. By the evening the swelling and pain had  subsided further, but there was enough left for me to take the moral high ground about doctors and cold compresses and lecture her on taking care of her health. It was a pleasant change not to be on the receiving end of this one. For some reason she became more grumpy.

It is now around 10.00pm and things continue to improve. She sends her thanks to everyone for their best wishes. There is still some swelling but the irritation, she tells me, continues.  It is possible that she is referring to the sting, but she has dropped the occasional comment about people waking her in the middle of the night, so it’s also a possibility that she is bearing a grudge . . .

I’m hoping that things continue to improve tomorrow, but as life seems so complicated these days we will have to wait and see, I will keep you posted.




17 thoughts on “A Less Swollen Eye

  1. Lavinia Ross

    I am glad to hear Jackie’s bee sting swelling is subsiding now.

    Some old timers here I knew would go up in the barn and grab a paper wasp nest off the ceiling, extract a wasp, and put it on their elbow or arthritis affected part, and let it sting. The claim was that the venom helped ameliorate arthritis symptoms. Not something I would try at home. Apparently bee venom does seem to have scientific merit for RA.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      Wasp stings have a bad effect on me, so I think I’ll pass on this treatment.:-)
      Nettles are supposed to be good too, but having been stung many times over the years and not noticed that it has improved anything.

  2. tootlepedal

    I am really surprised that Julia resented being awakened in the middle of the night to be asked how she was feeling. Mind you, I can possibly imagine that you might have answered that question before you woke her.


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