This morning I woke up looking like this. Attractive no? (No.) As much as I love a selfie where I’m looking relatively good, I’m not averse to showing my readers when I look awful and lets face it, this is not a good look.
I don’t know how I did it either, which is annoying. I had a minor procedure at the Dr’s yesterday, spent all afternoon in bed and woke up looking like this. Of course, I immediately took to social media for a full ‘medical’ diagnosis. Opinions ranged:
“Get your blood pressure checked.”
“Ow ow ow.”
“Looks like it could be conjuncitivis.”
“Cum in the eye again?”
All (some) very helpful.
I remember Mum getting these burst blood vessels for no reason (she died aged 60) … so now I was in a complete panic. Thought this was a sure sign I was going to die by the time Jeremy Kyle started.
I proceeded to Google the shit out of ‘burst eye blood vessels’ only to find that actually, it’s quite common and probably nothing to worry about. Which isn’t very exciting at all really. Seems it’s just another sign of getting old … together with the chin hairs and inability to hold my wee for very long.
This growing old gracefully malarkey is harder than you think. What are the signs that YOU’RE getting old?