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Now I've done it :-(

  1. Jul 14, 2007 #1

    Evo

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    I was trimming some trees and a branch went into the white of my eyeball. It's stopped bleeding now. At least the branch didn't go through my cornea. While I was waiting for the Child of Evo to come by to look at it, never being one to leave well enough alone, I decided to pick up the hedge clippers and cut into a hornet's nest. :cry:

    Evo Child says I need to get to the emergency room, I think if I just keep it covered to prevent anything (dust, dirt, hornets) from entering it, it should be ok. I can't tell if there is a part of the branch lodged in my eye. It feels like it, but that just may be because the branch went through it.

    I can see just fine now that the bleeding has stopped.

    Oh did I mention a dangerous storm is approaching. :bugeye: We all know I've been hit by lightning before, twice, the house once, so what are the odds?

    If I disappear after tonight, I leave General Discussion to the more than capable hands of Moonbear and Math Is Hard.
     
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  3. Jul 14, 2007 #2

    Math Is Hard

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    Go to the ER, Evo. They'll give you a cool eyepatch to wear. We'll play pirates when you get back.

    Seriously, let 'em check you out and make sure nothing is stuck in there!!
     
  4. Jul 14, 2007 #3

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    Go now!

    Evo: Please get your butt to the emergency room pronto! Especially if it feels like something's still in your eye. Go!
     
  5. Jul 14, 2007 #4

    Evo

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    Oooh, I want a cool eyepatch and to play pirates!!!

    Seriously, It seems to look much better and I don't see anything, if I live through the storm and it still feels weird tomorrow, I will go. I just need some sympathy!!!
     
  6. Jul 14, 2007 #5

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    Sympathy after you come back from the emergency room. :smile:

    I believe everything is fine too, but I would always want to double check. You have killer eyes, so they deserve to have the service it requires. :tongue:
     
  7. Jul 14, 2007 #6

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    !!!!!!Go to the Emergency Room!!!!!!:eek:

    You may have a tree branch in your eye and your considering not going to the emergency room???!!!


    There may be a small splinter you can't see, and an infection may develop.

    You have my sympathy Evo, but please consider going to the ER!
     
  8. Jul 14, 2007 #7

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    I may have to go just to not be stupid. It feels bruised, but you're right, I don't need a splinter festering in my eyeball.

    Did I mention my co-worker that got a parasite in his eye from showering in the Bahamas? They think it got trapped between his cornea and his contact lens. Since it couldn't get out, it burrowed into his eye, then layed eggs, The eggs hatched and the larvae ate his eyeball, then they spread to his other eye while the doctors were trying to figure out what was happening. He woke up blind one morning.
     
  9. Jul 14, 2007 #8
    And a splinter taking root in your eye ball, then sprouting into a tree, won't be much better then a parasite laying eggs. Your kids will half to say, "Hay, theres my mom...please don't mention the tree growing out of her eye, we pretend its not there".


    You should not wait till tomorrow, matters of the eye can turn bad quickly.
     
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  10. Jul 14, 2007 #9
    Yeah. So what's the matter with you? Go have it checked already. Geezzzwhiz. [Excuse the foul language.]
     
  11. Jul 14, 2007 #10
    That sounds so painful. Get it checked out, and I hope you turn out ok
     
  12. Jul 14, 2007 #11

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    Wow! And I thought hearing about you having a tree stabbed into your eye would be the most disturbing thing I heard today!!!

    I've never been more thankful that I stopped wearing contacts!
     
  13. Jul 15, 2007 #12

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    Evo, didn't we tell you that you couldn't have a Red Rider tree trimmer for Christmas?
     
  14. Jul 15, 2007 #13

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    No kidding! And just think of the neck problems that would cause.
     
  15. Jul 15, 2007 #14
    Evo you get to the doctor this instant!!!
     
  16. Jul 15, 2007 #15

    Evo

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    It's feeling better, just sore, the whole eyeball is bloodshot, but it looks like just the surface was broken, not a deep injury. I have safety glasses, I learned my lesson about using them. I will go to the doctor tomorrow. I've got a patch over the eye to keep it closed and keep anything from getting into it. My dog thinks I've lost my mind, he just stares at me with a frightened look on his face.

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  17. Jul 15, 2007 #16
    SEXY !!!! I would love to see a picture of that.

    :approve:

    marlon
     
  18. Jul 15, 2007 #17

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    As in a scratched cornea?! That could be serious if infection sets in.

    One should use an opthamological solution, which may only be available from a doctor by prescription. Waiting more than 24 hrs seems awfully risky.

    Ouch -- I have a scratched cornea!
    http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/2459.htm
     
  19. Jul 15, 2007 #18

    Evo

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    No, it wasn't the cornea.
     
  20. Jul 15, 2007 #19

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    That's it. If I ever get an oportunity to go to the Bahamas, I won't do it.

    I totally can imagine that. :tongue:

    Funny, I was just thinking the same thing, but I thought it wouldn't be appropriate. Thanks for breaking the ice, Marlon - so I second that. :biggrin:


    Are you going to see a doctor, Evo?
     
  21. Jul 15, 2007 #20

    Evo

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    Yes, I'm not taking any chances with my eyes.
     
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