Still having a horrible headache over my left eye, so I decide not to run today.
Tried to read on my iPhone for a bit, but even reading with my glasses now is incredibly difficult. I have to hold the phone about 1 inch from my eye and even then it's blurry, so my eyes get tired really quickly. I don’t know if this is a new development or just because I’m sick.
Though it’s overcast today, the meagre light coming through the kitchen windows feels blinding. I have to shade my eyes of my hands as I read emails.
I give up around 8:15am and decide to go back to bed – something I never do, but even the soft, grey glare from the kitchen windows is too much today.
In my room, I close the blinds, the drapes and pull the covers up over my head. The darkness feels comforting and within five minutes I'm shocked to realise that my headache is subsiding. I thought this was a sinus headache from the flu, or whatever bug I have, but perhaps it is photophobia – sensitivity to light. I've always had it, but today it's worse than ever.
Later, I take a shower and watch a bit of blurry TV, but when the headache returns, I quickly retreat to my darkened den of a room.
It’s official – I’m a vampire.