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Burning sensations

September 20, 2002 By: bio Category: General

Being sick sucks.

My youngest son was fortunate enough to contract something nasty at school, and being the wonderful child he is, he brought it home and shared with all of us.

Little bastard.

So the whole family is down with some nasty virus at the moment. The timing of course couldn’t be better, as we are hosting yet another LAN party tomorrow (and will have 50 – 60 people in our house).

All that, of course, sets the stage for my actual post.

As a side effect of whatever bug is ailing us, I got an eye infection. My wife, bless her soul, said we had some eye drops in the medicine cabinet from when she had a similar issue a couple of months ago. She got out the bottle, read the instructions, and prepared to put 5 drops (as per the instructions) into my right eye.


The first drop went in and my eye immediately erupted into searing pain! She called me a baby, told me is was supposed to sting a little bit, and proceeded to pry my eye open for drop number 2.


At that point, my eye proceeded to change from white to blood red. “What the hell isthat stuff?!?” I screamed! She reread the instructions again, aloud this time: “It says right here… place 5 in the ear”.


Thus began the 5 minute ritual of flushing my eye with cold water. She found the actual eye drops while I was attempting to save my sight and we gave those a try. Yeah… it stung too… but it stung like an eye drop, not like having a hot ice pick rammed into your eyeball.

Today, my eye is almost white again, and my wife has been very, VERY nice to me.

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