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Eye of the Tiger

Eye of the Tiger I do not have.

Late last year, a few people noticed that I had a raised bump located on my left eye. After much prodding from the girlfriend, I finally made an appointment to see what the issue was. Here‘s a quick photo of what I looked like during this period. You can easily notice that something is up with my eyes. Of course, this was only after a second bump appeared under my right eye. It turned out that the bumps were styes. These can be ordinary for some people, but mine were not in ordinary locations (on my left eyelid and under my right eye). After countless drugs and steroids (I’m a user and abuser), I chose to undergo a minor procedure to have them removed because they were irritating my eyes and killed my “beautiful face.”

I’m not going to lie. The procedure hurt. A needle is used to inject the substance to numb the area around my eye. It’s an intense burning pain that lasts about 5 seconds. Normally I can just make a tight grip to get beyond most pain, but this was a different type altogether. Anyway, all other aspects of the procedure were quick and painless and I was on my way. Now, on my way meant I was Pirate Ben for the day and looked like I had just lost a fight to my girlfriend.

For those interested in the gross and disgusting, here is a quick link to some youtube videos showing the procedure being performed. I highly recommend the squeamish turn away (this means you Will). Even I was disgusted and I had already gone through the procedure.

Check out the Pictures section for the after shots of my eyes.

Overall moral of the story? Take Care Of Your Eyes!

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Brittany Says:
March 14th, 2009 at 1:00 pm

ouch! Yeah, I will choose not to view the operation videos. Glad everything went well.

Joe Williams Says:
March 14th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

did you walk around going "AAAARRRRR" at everyone during your pirate day?

Bradley Krawczyk Says:
March 14th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

"and looked like I had just lost a fight to my girlfriend"

so now it's moved to physical?

LuisManson Says:
March 15th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Hi, i wonder if you had succeed on updating the plugin to sync comments with facebook….(you can contact me via mail if you want to)

PS: sorry to post here, but in the contact form says that i should post here to contact you

Ben Says:
March 15th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

No worries Luis. I’m just glad that I updated that Contact section today just for this sort of thing.

I’ve updated my previous post concerning the plugin with my fix.

I’ve also reached out to the original author and he should be able to post the update on WordPress and the plugin page shortly.

May Park Says:
March 16th, 2009 at 11:17 am

he likes the abuse

Ray Siu Says:
March 16th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

You're getting a parrot for your birthday.

Ray Siu Says:
March 16th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

You're getting a parrot for your birthday.You're getting a parrot for your birthday.

Andrew Says:
March 24th, 2009 at 9:38 am

So funny I just saw this post today and I got an email consult with pictures from a good friend with the exact same thing. We are going to try conservative management and hope he doesn’t have to undergo your ordeal. It is funny that these things are almost always minor and self-limiting but two folks I know have buggers w/ them.

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