My challazion is back.

My charllazion is back. I hope I didn’t have to talk about this but since it came back, I think I’d had to deal with it longer than I thought.
Back in October of 2017, I told my classmates I’ve found a weird little ball in my eyelid. I thought it was acne (?). They thought it was a lipoma. But it was a charllazion.

A challazion is a capsule that contains some awful infection. If that capsule breaks, that infection will infect the channel that connects your eyes with your brain. And you die. That’s basically what my ophthalmologist said to me when I didn’t know what was that little ball in my eyelid (June of 2018). She was more afraid than what I was and she told me that she needed to take that out from me immediately.

So, what I thought it was just a consultation became a surgery.

For the last months, I haven’t been able to exercise or read or travel like a normal human being. I have been taking extra care of my eye, since the capsule didn’t come alone, it installed with a lot of friends that infected my eyelids. I’ve been protecting my eyes with glasses (even though I clinically don’t need them), I’ve been adding thousands of eye drops several times a day and I’ve been taking several pills, too.

The last time I visited my ophthalmologist (now, the second to last time), she told me to come back in three months since we were only fighting with an infection in my right eyelid. But I had to visit her earlier since another capsule born in my right eyelid and it’s bigger than the last time.

Yes, I’m scared and yes, I went crying to her office. But she told me I’m not in danger right now, since the capsule is not breaking.

Still, I’m scared since this new capsule hurts. I don’t know what does that add to my condition but I know that’s a difference.

This would be the second capsule in my right eyelid.
I don’t know how many will I be able to fight.

Por Katherine Montero

Civil Engineering Junior. Diploma in Economics and Business. 6th best Discus Thrower in Central America. 5x Discus National Winner (El Salvador). Yogini. Small Product Lab Winner. Author of The Mini-Guide for Writing a Super Complete Post in 20 Minutes. 5x Shotput National Winner (El Salvador). Business Management Junior.