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Many of you have been asking what happened to my eye and why there appeared to be noticeable swelling over many of my recent videos. Here, I’m going to show you why being slow to act has put me in an unenviable position. No, despite popular belief, Jesse was not responsible for the damage. While he is in fact to blame for many of the things that happen here this was not one of them.
So, about three months ago I noticed some swelling on the lower lid of my right eye. My wife, always one to be vigilant about getting to the doctor sooner rather than later, advised me to go get it checked out. After procrastinating for over a month I finally decided to go to see a dermatologist. Now, keep in mind that my father is a physician and he suggested I see an ophthalmologist rather than a dermatologist but that’s another story.
In that appointment, the doctor diagnosed the swelling as a chalazion and prescribed antibiotic drops and an oral antibiotic to be taken daily for 14 days. Given the fact that I’m very stubborn when it comes to taking any type of pill I hesitated and figured if I just left it alone it would get better on its own. So no medications were taken and of course it not only didn’t get better but it got worse.
Fast forward another couple of months, yes I said couple of months.
Nothing was improving and it was getting more and more noticeable in the videos I was making for our ATHLEAN-X Fitness Channel. The viewers were saying, Jeff what is going on with your eye and please don’t die on us, your videos are far too helpful for that.
After not being able to ignore this any longer I decided to go see an eye doctor and get it drained once and for all. That is, until I found out that I had waited so long that it was no longer something that could be drained but had to be cut out because it had formed into a fibrotic lesion. Needless to say, as you can see in the representative footage of a chalazion surgery, it wasn’t fun nor painless at this point.
The result is that I was left with a nasty black and blue and an eye that will never likely go back to looking like it was from before the thing ever appeared. This is what happens when you procrastinate. If you have contemplated getting started on a fitness or workout program and just keep waiting until the perfect time, stop. There will never be a perfect time that fits exactly into your schedule the way you would like it to. You just have to start and make the time to get it done.
On the other hand, I can’t tell you how many times people will write in to detail an injury or pain they are suffering from and ask for advice on how to continue with their training. They do this all while putting off actually getting it examined in person by a qualified professional and allowing the situation to get worse while waiting for an answer in some forum or social media platform. Stop doing this. Find out what is going on and cut the problem off before it gets worse.
Hoping my valuable lesson can be helpful to inspiring you to avoid doing the same thing. I hope you found this no B.S. approach and advice helpful. If you are looking for a complete program that is also not filled with any pseudo science or bro advice but rather real world science that works to get you bigger, stronger and faster, then head to and get the ATHLEAN-X Training System.
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