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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Eyeball Drama


Yesterday I got something in my eye.  You know how sometimes, when you have something in your eye, it will move around, get comfortable for a while and you think it's gone, only to have it resurface and hurt even worse a few minutes or hours later? Well that was going on ALL DAY. And ALL EVENING. I kept my face in a bowl of warm water, blinking, for a half an hour with no results. By bedtime, I was ready to just pop my thumb behind my eyeball and say goodbye to left peripheral vision for the rest of my life. 

Homero applied a weird Mexican home remedy (holding my eyelid open and blowing hard into my eye) that actually worked pretty good. For a while. I kept waking up all night long with my eye gooped shut. This morning I looked bad enough that Homero was worried for his reputation. I slept for shit and my eye was four times it's normal size. 

Same thing today; it would feel okay for a while, I'd start to think it might be gone, then suddenly I'm being stabbed in the eyeball again. Finally I decided to take drastic measures. I got in the bathtub and pried my eye open with one hand while I held my face under the faucet. After several minutes of this, I thought it felt better. Then I found this thing:


That's hay. Another thing I did yesterday is move sixteen bales of hay into the barn. You can damn well bet that next time I do that, I'll be wearing safety goggles. 

3 comments:

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

Glad you found what was causing the problem. That hay just gets everywhere when you move it doesn't it!

AnyEdge said...

OK the hay I can understand not finding. But the PENNY? How'd you miss that!?

~ Denise ~ said...

omg, Aimee - that's horrible! I have extreme eye issues (can't stand to even put eye drops in mine) so I feel for ya, chickie. :( Could have been cute if you would have taken a "big eye" picture! lol

...glad you got it out! ;)