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EZMONEY
05-31-2007, 02:04 PM
For those of you I irritate...you know who you are ;) ...I am giving you a chance to laugh at me. Here is my true story ~

Tuesday evening I went into our garage to get my dogs their food. I placed the bowls of food into my left hand and grabbed a beer out of our soda/beer fridge. As I was closing the door somehow the bottle fell straight down onto the concrete floor causing an explosion! :bomb: The bottle split in half with the top half, cap and all, hitting my right eye like a missle instantly! It knocked me for a loop to say the least. Realizing I was bleeding I grabbbed a towel out of my batroom right around the corner and applied pressure to the wound. I cleaned up the mess...thinking this might make the boo-boo go away ;)

As I went upstairs I heard Angie say "dinner's ready"...she was already seated at the table...I sat down and mumbled something about "we may need to hurry and eat, it could be a long evening at urgent care" as I removed the towel from my head. She looks at me and says..."hummm...where is your eye?" I tell her I think it is under the swelling but the last I saw it, it was crossed! She tells me to eat my chicken and to keep applying pressure, so compassionate she is. She finishes her dinner, grabs a book and her crossword puzzle from the paper and says "get in the car, you need stitches."

I leave urgent care a few hours later with 4 stitches just below my eyebrow and a patch over my eye, with a note to call the specialist in the morning...they had already conntacted her about my "crossed" eye.

Things are about as good as they can be at the moment. I have a real sore swollen eye...totally black and blue. The bottle caused a deep cut near my eye and put cuts across my eyeball. The doctor says that I will probably have some scar tissue that may cause some blurriness in my vision...so looking forward to that..:no: Things could have been much worse. The crossed eye I saw was from the swelling...the crossed eye the urgent care doctor was trying to explain was not a crossed eye but crosses "across" my eye.

To answer your first two questions ~ #1 NO! I was not drunk...yet...it was going to be my second beer and #2 NO! I am not switching to cans...can't stand beer in cans. I did put a rug under the door of the fridge, maybe that will help ease another explosion!

There is my story...funny...not funny ha-ha...but funny...:lol: :lol: :lol:


meowee
05-31-2007, 02:22 PM
I really don't think you could irritate anyone enough that they would want to laugh about that horrid little accident . . . so glad to hear it didn't turn into a more major disaster . . . take care; and be sure you do everything the doctors tell you to do . . . :hug:

SoulBliss
05-31-2007, 02:26 PM
I am so sorry that happened to you and I hope you heal quickly with no lasting aftereffects. :hug:


sockmonkey70
05-31-2007, 02:37 PM
Awwww sorry to hear about that. I know it must have been scary!

I have been closely following your heartfelt tales about your daughter and now husband. I think you sound like a great dad, if not just a little overprotective..

Maybe you can guilt trip her into coming home early from her honeymoon if she hears dear old dad had such a horrible accident. :D

mandalinn82
05-31-2007, 02:40 PM
Gary - I know that I won't laugh at you...I have an accident that silly (and usually almost as injuring) with enough regularity that you have my complete sympathy...the most recent was the 3 stitches I had to have in my finger (yep, just before the wedding day) from cutting myself with a kitchen knife while washing dishes...less than 3 inches away from the place where I cut myself, with the same knife, while washing dishes, less than 3 months previous, in the exact same manner.

My grandpa always told me that clumsy things happen because people who are very intelligent have minds that move faster than their bodies...and when your mind is so far ahead, your body struggles to keep up and does clumsy things. So think of it this way...each accidental injury is another sign of your incredible intelligence!

Hope you feel better soon - follow orders and take time to heal!

Oh, and be VERY glad you didn't have that black eye for the wedding photos...your daughter would not have been amused.

alinnell
05-31-2007, 03:11 PM
Gary, so sorry to hear about the accident! Glad the injury wasn't worse. Thankfully the eye itself is one of the fastest healing organs of the body. I'm sure the scarring won't trouble you much. And good thing for putting down that rug! We had to do the same thing with our garage fridge after I dropped a bottle of beer--although it just broke rather than explode!

I sure like Amanda's grandpa's explanation of why we're clumsy!!!

melekalikimaka
05-31-2007, 03:40 PM
Aaaarrrrgggghhhhh!!!! Sorry to hear of your misfortune matey. :hug: Seriously, get well soon and I hope you have no long-lasting repercussions to your vision and sense of humor. Maybe you could switch to those newfangled plastic "bottles" they sell at concerts or stadiums.

ps. the Pirates of the Caribbean movie premiered last weekend.

Your friend,

FrouFrou
05-31-2007, 03:50 PM
Ouch! Who would laugh at that? Not me...sorry to hear about your eye. Hoping all is well and it gets better soon :hug:

Clydegirl
05-31-2007, 05:58 PM
Ouch that hurt. I'm really impressed at Angie eating her dinner so clamly then getting her reading material and driving you to the hospital.

Look after yourself and watch that eye.

techwife
05-31-2007, 06:46 PM
:lol3: ...and you don't even irritate me!!

Seriously, glad your eyeball isn't skewered at the end of the beer bottle. Were you loading up to watch the hockey game?

:woohoo:GO DUCKS:woohoo:

jtammy
05-31-2007, 08:24 PM
Yikes!! Take care of yourself. That sounds quite painful...

ennay
05-31-2007, 10:39 PM
Take care Gary ---I wont laugh at you.....today.

Amanda...so THATS the reason. I'm glad there is an explanation for why my legs could get dh arrested ;)

Stepping Out
05-31-2007, 11:02 PM
I'm not laughing :hug: Angie was a whole lot calmer than I would have been :dizzy:

Hope you'll be feeling better soon!


P.S. Still waiting for wedding pictures ;)

mandalinn82
05-31-2007, 11:04 PM
My grandfather - he is a very smart man.

improbable
05-31-2007, 11:17 PM
Haha, ennay, we're twins! I'm constantly so bruised and battered - with NO idea why, other than knowing that I'm generally clumsy - that I'm always telling my boyfriend that he'd better be nice to me or I'll turn him in. Once I was at a new doctors, and she sent my mother out of the room to grill me about all the bruises since I'd told her I had a new boyfriend... I felt terrible but I couldn't help laughing. It's a convenient excuse, but no, I'm just a mess.

jules1216
06-01-2007, 10:45 AM
Gary, we laugh with each other not at each other!! I feel your pain, I was in an almost accident and my glasses broke while my face was meeting the dash--the lense put a scratch on my eye and it was one of the the worst things ever. I still get floaters but no permanent damage. Hugs to you!!

lizziness
06-01-2007, 11:22 AM
it is so nice to hear that i am not the only vaudeville act anymore. :) I am sorry you broke your eyeball, Gary.

Once I simultaneously broke my toe and burned my boobs! That was a fun one to explain.

EZMONEY
06-01-2007, 12:11 PM
....I have been closely following your heartfelt tales about your daughter and now husband. I think you sound like a great dad, if not just a little overprotective..

Maybe ;) More than just a little :)

Maybe you can guilt trip her into coming home early from her honeymoon if she hears dear old dad had such a horrible accident. :D

Just LOVE your thinking SOCKMONKEY! :devil:

........

Oh, and be VERY glad you didn't have that black eye for the wedding photos...your daughter would not have been amused.

Amanda, your grandpa is very smart! My Amanda would probably prefer me with "normal" eyeballs...but with me ANYTHING is normal :dizzy: I am glad though that it happened after the wedding!

....... We had to do the same thing with our garage fridge after I dropped a bottle of beer--although it just broke rather than explode!

So good to hear I am not alone!

Aaaarrrrgggghhhhh!!!! Sorry to hear of your misfortune matey. :hug: Seriously, get well soon and I hope you have no long-lasting repercussions to your vision and sense of humor. Maybe you could switch to those newfangled plastic "bottles" they sell at concerts or stadiums.

ps. the Pirates of the Caribbean movie premiered last weekend.

Your friend,

Angie and I hope to have a date with Capt. Jack this week-end if my eye gets better.

Ouch that hurt. I'm really impressed at Angie eating her dinner so clamly then getting her reading material and driving you to the hospital.

Angie doesn't panic easy...over my pain...just her own ;)

Look after yourself and watch that eye.

:lol3: ...and you don't even irritate me!!

I'll try harder ;)

Seriously, glad your eyeball isn't skewered at the end of the beer bottle. Were you loading up to watch the hockey game?

What can be better than double blue lines?

:woohoo:GO DUCKS:woohoo:

Take care Gary ---I wont laugh at you.....today.

You are just too sweet to me....;)

Amanda...so THATS the reason. I'm glad there is an explanation for why my legs could get dh arrested ;)

I'm not laughing :hug: Angie was a whole lot calmer than I would have been :dizzy:

She never takes me seriously![/COLOR


P.S. Still waiting for wedding pictures ;)

They have been posted.



Gary, we laugh with each other not at each other!! I feel your pain, I was in an almost accident and my glasses broke while my face was meeting the dash--the lense put a scratch on my eye and it was one of the the worst things ever. I still get floaters but no permanent damage. Hugs to you!!

OUCH! Jules...I am sorry for your injury :hug:

it is so nice to hear that i am not the only vaudeville act anymore. :) I am sorry you broke your eyeball, Gary.

Thanks Lizzi...now I have an excuse for [COLOR="Red"]red eyes ;)

Once I simultaneously broke my toe and burned my boobs! That was a fun one to explain.

Tell me more.....:D

MEOWEE ~ SOULBLISS ~ FROU-FROU ~ TAMMY ~ Thanks for your kindness!

Angie took a couple of pictures of my eye last night...she said she will post them here after work tonight...

EZMONEY
06-01-2007, 09:37 PM
Well ladies, it's Angie here.
I took some pics of Gary's eye.

I tell everyone I decked him because he told me my butt looked big in my new pair of jeans!! :stars: :stars: That'll teach him!

lizziness
06-01-2007, 11:04 PM
Yikes, that looks painful! Hope it heals up quickly.

as for the burned boobs/broken toe story - i was making truffles and they were boiling hot and i wanted them to set faster,so i had my hot tray of chocolate, opened the freezer and out jumped one of those big hard blue cooler things- right onto my toe, the freezer door started to close and i lost balance of the tray which dumped right down my chest - and me wearing a tank top. yikes! It sucked, but was the most creative way I ever got to call in sick to work. :D

melekalikimaka
06-02-2007, 11:27 AM
:faint: Ouch is right! Does your patriotism know no bounds? They're red, white and blue... Feel better soon. I can see Angie has a sense of humor to go along with yours :lol:


And lizzi, you win the prize for best excuse in calling in sick :bravo:

EZMONEY
06-02-2007, 12:39 PM
LIZZI ~ :lol: :lol: :hug: :lol: :lol: :hug:

NOELLE ~ Angie has to have a sense of humor to put up with me. I came out of urgent care, with stitches and an eye patch, into the packed waiting room and said (loudly and looking towards Angie as she stood up) "Next time to sock me in the eye I am taking you down"....this got quite a laugh from the crowd and a big "shut-up!" from my wife!

Saw the doctor yesterday...needs to see me next friday....still blurry vision...

alinnell
06-02-2007, 12:46 PM
Ouch! Nice dilation (shows the eye has had trauma--can you tell my Dad was an optometrist?). Heal quickly!

EZMONEY
06-02-2007, 12:48 PM
Thanks Allison!

Clydegirl
06-11-2007, 11:28 PM
Gary how is your eye? Hope it's healing nicely.

EZMONEY
06-12-2007, 12:10 AM
Thanks for asking CLYDEGIRL... I went to the doctor on friday, he gave me some new medication for the cuts..he said they were 3/4 through the cornea and I was very lucky. I still have blurred vision..BUT...it is way better than last week. I am supposed to go back in 3 weeks for another evaluation, he said that at that time he may be able to tell me wether steroids may help...if I still have blurred vision. The eye looks normal now and my the scar is very minor. So...not great...but could've been way worse. I still have a lot of "head' strain trying to adapt...especially taping drywall at work.

lilybelle
06-12-2007, 12:22 AM
Gary, I'm glad to hear your eye is healing and I didn't make fun of you, not even once. Might I suggest you wear safety goggles in the future when retrieving your beer. Have a couple more beers and that blurred vision will start to seem normal. Just kidding, I hope you are better soon.

As for Angie, she was very calm in eating her dinner before driving you to the ER. Next time you might suggest she put her chicken on bread and eat her chicken sandwich on the way to the ER. (LOL, that is just from personal experience from a wife and mother who's made many a trip to the ER).

cbmare
06-12-2007, 02:08 PM
I hope you recover with a minimum of scars and no vision loss, my friend.

No laughing from me! Aren't you glad you had Angie there? It would have been awful driving yourself to the ER.

alinnell
06-12-2007, 02:46 PM
Glad to hear you're healing.

Angie's eating before taking you to the ER kind of reminded me of Thanksgiving a few years ago. DH and BIL were carving the turkey and BIL slipped and sliced his thumb. He insisted on eating before going to the ER (cousin and SIL are RN's and they both agreed he'd be okay for at least half an hour). He had to eat with his hand in the air, though! While a the hospital, cousin called to say he was getting 16 stitches and was all bandaged and they'd be home soon for dessert. I got into my emergency kit and before they arrived, the remaining 25 of us all bandaged our thumbs to match his! It was funny--I still have the photo somewhere!

cbmare
06-12-2007, 04:38 PM
Glad to hear you're healing.

Angie's eating before taking you to the ER kind of reminded me of Thanksgiving a few years ago. DH and BIL were carving the turkey and BIL slipped and sliced his thumb. He insisted on eating before going to the ER (cousin and SIL are RN's and they both agreed he'd be okay for at least half an hour). He had to eat with his hand in the air, though! While a the hospital, cousin called to say he was getting 16 stitches and was all bandaged and they'd be home soon for dessert. I got into my emergency kit and before they arrived, the remaining 25 of us all bandaged our thumbs to match his! It was funny--I still have the photo somewhere!


One particular other digit could have been embarrassing?! :o

I'm glad he was OK, too.

EZMONEY
06-12-2007, 05:50 PM
You are all too kind! :hug:

LILYBELLE ~ :lol: Love the goggles idea. A friend of mine called a couple of days ago, I don't see him but every couple of months. Anyway, he didn't know about my eye. After I told him the story he just said "Well, looks like God is trying to tell you something"...I said "What's that?" thinking he would say to stop drinking...nope..."You need to wear a helmet while drinking!"

ALLISON ~ :lol: about your DH needing to get that turkey eaten! Hey, I can relate...sometimes you just have your heart set on something...nothing can take it away! Thumbs up! :bravo:

MARE ~ Seriously, I don't think I could have driven to the hospital, my eye was pretty crooked in there and my good one was watery and blurring from the other one being jacked up.

EZMONEY
07-04-2007, 12:24 PM
Final up-date

Went to the doctor Friday, she said no need at this time for steroids. She says the blurriness I have may be able to be corrected with glasses, she wants me to come back in a month. The eye is healing fine but she said I really need to careful from now on that the cut was almost through the cornea and will be a weak spot...so I need to wear safety glasses when removing beer from fridge...or switch to cans!