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30 June 2006 @ 07:53 pm
the invisible hair  
She who would once cry at the drop of the hat cannot now bring herself to do so!

After losing limbs or digits, people often feel the existence of "phantom" incarnations of the missing part(s). All I lack are four wisdom teeth and one mysterious molar that was never there, and a "phantom tooth" sounds really lame ... so my body has decided to create a particle in my left eye to compensate for the lack of impressive ghostly organs. It has been three days so far of almost intolerably scratchy "something's in there," a something that I cannot see, cannot rinse out, cannot rub out, cannot cry out. I caved in yesterday and bought a small bottle of eyedrops, hoping for some relief.

Since I have had glasses for most of my life, I have developed a strong aversion to touching my eyes. It took me years to learn how to use mascara, and that only happened because it was better than the alternative ... somebody sticking the wand in my eye! My attempt to adopt hard contacts was a total failure. Watching me try to use the eyedrops I purchased is also pretty hilarious. If only the agony would stop without this step! I swear I got a third of the bottle on my face before finally landing one dose in my troubled occular apparatus. I couldn't bear to look in the mirror to do it, because I would reflexively jerk the bottle away from my face whenever I saw the drop descending towards my eye. I eventually had to lie down and merely worry about holding my eyelids open ... let gravity do the rest!

The drops have not eased the problem. Mercy!

I'd have something else to write here, but this has been pestering me so much I have thought of little else (and have done even less). Bah!

[Edit: Whiskey tango foxtrot, mate! Amtrak has sold out!?]
 
 
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
Current Music: my eyeball begging me to gouge it out
 
 
 
Marisolita: redbirdmarisolita on July 1st, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)
I was taught that you should try putting eyedrops in with your eyes closed - just drip them on the corner of your eyes, and then blink repeatedly, and just like tears they'll spread. Gets a little less in your eye, but so so much less frustrating and wasteful, I find. :)
Giang (yang)cometeoraine on July 1st, 2006 06:27 am (UTC)
There was once I found a speck of invisible thing in my right eye. I could see it under very bright light, reflecting off in my bathroom mirror. When I showed it to my dad, he couldn't see where or what it was. But when I showed it to him in the mirror, he finally saw it, but only in the mirror. I wetted a q-tip and asked him to get it out for me (because I also fear touching my eyes). He just swabbed it and it magically went away.

Maybe the invisible particle is under your eyelid? I know that my eyes sometimes form little things under my eyelids, and they are annoying beyond belief.
Kain aka That Evil Guy: *gasp*nanikore on July 11th, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
You go girl

I will never wear contacts

Nevarrrr