An Honest Doctor
I have had my eye infections diagnosed. I had to go to an Urgent Care to finally get a culture. The infection was klebsiella pneumoniae. I now have an incurable eyelid disease called blepharitis, caused by chronic, untreated eye infections. “How did you get to this point?” the Urgent Care doctor wanted to know. I told him.
“These doctors should just get out of the business!” he bellowed. “They should sell shoes! If they don’t want to treat patients, just get out! All my friends who are doctors are getting out of the business,” he added, “because of this. This is not a helping profession anymore.”
My eyelids are chronically swollen and inflamed. The klebsiella was cleared by an antibiotic, but I have been left with a Staphylococcus infection that won’t go away. I still have inflammatory swellings on both cheekbones.