After this post, my mailbox was flooded by at least three (too dramatic a verb choice?) emails with personal blepharitis stories! This is my favorite:
Hi Benji! I’ve been reading your blog and I was so excited I have to tell you- I have blepharitis too! I got it on Year Course! My eye doctor makes me use those eyelid scrubs once a week, but I could never remember, so I created this concept: Blepharitis Sundays. So every Sunday before I go to sleep I do my little eye-lid ritual. I have to say my condition has improved a lot over the past year and a half. YEAAAA blepharitis!
NO LOOOOOOONGER WILL WE BLEPHARITIS-TIM (בלפרייטיסתים) BE SOCIAL OUTCASTS! NO LOOOOONGER WILL WE HIDE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS WHILE OUR FRIENDS TELL US “YIYEH B’SEDER!!!” THERE ARE MANY, MANY MORE OF US, AND WE WILL NO LONGER HIDE OUR HEADS IN SHAME!
Come out, my fellow men and women with blepharitis!!! Show yourselves!!!