LOUNGE: My interesting eye.

I just had a spot-o-rust removed from my eye. I usually have eyes of "steel" and just blink the crud out and keep on wrenching. I did just that, but
hours later my left eye was still bothering me. Well I keep washing it out, and rubbing and looking because it felt like it was stuck on the lid way over too the left. I even took a shower and stared the shower head in the eye till I couldn't stand it any longer. I then slept, and it calmed down but didn't go away. I think it was stuck to the lid, because I noticed it just too the left of the cornea on my left eye, a little brown square. I think me sleeping all night with it in the same spot allowed it to settle onto a spot of the eye. Well I tried to jab it out w/ que tip and couldn't - so I went to the emergency room after calling my doctor. PA put in some drops to numb it, plucked it out w/ a que tip. Put some yellow die that I believe is UV sensitive in there and checked to see if it was still there. It was gone, and since my g/f was so interested in it all he let her look through the machine. The PA was really cool about it. Gave me some ophthalmic ointment and I was on my way. All this over something the size of a grain of sand - a small one too. Eyes suck... too sensitive for something so exposed.
I still have a rust ring in my eye, so it really doesn't look like the rust is gone. From what I understand this rust ring is like a tattoo, so he referred me to some optimologists that should be able to remove it. From what I understand they go in with like a little whizzer and take it out. Yummy.
I'd have to honestly say it looks like it's getting smaller already. When I call them tomorrow I plan on asking if it will hurt my eye to be there - if not I don't think I'll have it removed, really don't care.....
Here's the score; Visits because of eye ..... 2 Visit 1: Working w/ lathe in school wearing safety glasses. Visit 2: Installing non-fitting hitch in truck, no glasses.
This probably would have been avoided had I been wearing them, but maybe not ... o well.
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Well here's the first lounge post. Only part I miss from CK5.com. So just put "lounge:" in yer posts so the die-hard net nannies can ignore them and people who want to get to "know" the other members of these ng's *can* get to know them.
GMC Gremlin
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wrote: I feel your pain, dude..
I used to work in a plastics factory and went home one night feeling like I had an eyelash in my eye.. woke up the next morning feeling like I had a friggin nail in it..
Turned out that I had a tiny sliver of plastic from the recycle grinder that must of got around the safety glasses somehow..
they numbed it and me.. said that if I moved, I might lose the eye.. shit.. nice thing to tell ya..
I still have a "floater from it.. probably always will.. My uneducated guess is that the rust you see "bled" off the chip they took out, like ink from a wet paper, and will probably go away on itself...
Just wondering, though, does the ring affect sight, or do you just see it in the mirror?

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This is the Gremlin from work, using Google Groups.
Anyways. No I can only see the rust spot in my eye when i look in the mirror. It IS on my lense but no where close to the iris so even at it's most dialated I couldn't see it.
I would personally guess that even the small chunk I had could be absorbed by the body, it is an amazing thing.... but I'm going to ask. When I talked to a nurse at the doctor's office, (who said got to the eroom) she said I could loose the eye if I just let it set.
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had the whizzer comin at my eye many times because of rust. safety glasses didn't mean sh#t either.

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How bad is this whizzer? I've never had it go this far...
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It aint that bad. They give you drops to numb your eye and then they turn it on and (get this) they tell you to hold your head still!! then the doc goes at your eye with the whizzer (one handed I might add) and gets it out. he just brushes it over the lens and that's it!! Don't worry it isn't that bad. The doc is looking at yer eye through a magnifier so he doesn't f@#k it up. And those drops they give you to numb you only last like 20 mins. They tell you 45 mins but they are full of sh*t. After all is said and done, it hurts like hell for the rest of the day, but then it is gone. Don't worry man; just get it the hell done before it gets any worse.
Rob

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You don't feel a thing!
I'm an old pro at it, I'm on a first name basis with all the eye doctors and the emergency room doctors in the area.
One thing is for certain, brass in the eye is more dangerous than any other metal. The mixture of brass and eye fluid cause a toxic reaction.
Get the rust taken out, before it becomes a permanent scar at the very least, or causes an infection so bad. They'll have to harvest the eye!
Refinish King
PS I just put my chin in the feropter, the drops make sure you don't feel a thing. I promise!

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. . ======== GMC Gremlin wrote in message:
How bad is this whizzer? I've never had it go this far...
======== snipped-for-privacy@verizon.net (Refinish_King1) replied:
You don't feel a thing!
I'm an old pro at it, I'm on a first name basis with all the eye doctors and the emergency room doctors in the area.
One thing is for certain, brass in the eye is more dangerous than any other metal. The mixture of brass and eye fluid cause a toxic reaction.
Get the rust taken out, before it becomes a permanent scar at the very least, or causes an infection so bad. They'll have to harvest the eye!
Refinish King PS I just put my chin in the feropter, the drops make sure you don't feel a thing. I promise! ============MarshMonster reinforces the importance of the operation with:
I cut the end off my fanger........ taped er up and i went back to work.
I slammed my fanger in a hood, the nail got instantly filled with blood underneath and it felt like it was being squeezed in a vice ........i drilled a hole in the fanger nail and out gushed the blood and away went the pain.... and i went back to work.
I cut down to the bone on my hand when a high quality Snap-On box wrench busted and sent my extremity at a race into an inner fender well........i filled the gash with "SuperGlue" and finished up the front end alignment.
I was cutting a muffler off with the torch and a piece of slag the size of a marble somehow lodged itself on my right gonad........ i packed my drawers with ice and went back to work.
I was "helping" a fellow co-worker "toss" a tranny on the rebuild table when it slipped, I tried to stop it and in the process it removed the epidermal layer on my forarm in area roughly equivalent to the area of a couple of buisness cards laid end to end........... i dowsed it in rubbing alchohol, wrapped it up good with terlit paper, secured it with an overabundance of electrical tape and went back to work.
I've broken my ankle...wrist...ribs...hand...
I've quite proficiently scorched, burned, blistered or baked every limb on my body............
I've steamed by head..hands....arms...and once even managed to boil a foot.....
I've cut through the nerves in my hand......
broken my fanger.......
smashed, mashed, cracked, and smacked several different areas, some personal and some visable any day of the week at any moment of the day........
ALL OF THE ABOVE........and have on every occasion, and some not mentioned, finished the job at hand without bitching, moaning, groaning, seeking sympathy, or asking for smelling salts.
I've attacked myself with pneumatic devices that are designed to torque, cut, strip, peel and pound.
I've been mig welded, tig welded, acetelene welded, AC WELDED.....and plasma cut.
I've been skillsawed, scrollsawed, bandsawed, jigsawed, and YES....even CHAINSAWED.... (read the part about the end of my fanger)
I've dropped heavy things from high places on myself....
I've held nails ............. while someone else used the hammer....
I've slammed my hand, or fanger, or fangers... in hoods, doors , trunks and once even in a glove box.
All this......and i've always...always...always..... FINISHED THE JOB AT HAND
truth not fiction
however...... anytime....everytime....and without fail...... anytime anything ever got in, around, near, close, or threatened to to endanger my eyeballs.......
I STOP EVERYTHING, and git my arse to the Doc and git it fixed.
~:~ marsh ~wuz once buried alive under 10 foot of dirt fer almost half an hour......but ....... that wuz'nt work related so's i left that out along with the rolled car, the clipped telephone poll, the 22 rifle, the CB 750 Honda, a chemistry set, my sister running over me in a car, and few others....~
knot too werry though.......
i still see reeel goood.
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That Shroom Juice must really numb the pain?
LOL!
Refinish King
PS Stay alive, we need you here!
(Refinish_King1)

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On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 00:17:15 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (Marsh Monster) wrote:

that I'd go to the doctor for...

done that... just turn the bit between your fingers, not using an actual drill like some people I know.

I did pretty much the same thing putting up a mini storage, though it was my forearm and only about 3/8" deep.. I just wrapped it in gauze though and hit it with betadine.

damn.... anything serious w/ the boys and I'm off to the doc though. I did drop a rather large blob of 900F solder onto my forearm (same one as above) and it only burned in about 3/16".. that sucker took a long time to heal.

ouch..
I've broke my hand, leg, all of my toes (even stepped, yes stepped on my big toe while hopping around w/ a broken leg), separated both shoulders, destroying the left one in the process....

I'm pretty good at not burning myself most of the time...

ouch..
just the other day my hammer slipped while driving a drift pin, clipped off a brace and whacked myself in the forehead w/ the claw end... had to stop for a minute for that one.

reminds me of the time I used a nonimpact universal on an impact and had the socket slip off the bolt in a confined space.... WHACK WHACK WHACK went the socket against my fingers.

been there done that.... even managed to burn a small hole through the tip of my finger using my Lincoln wire feed.

I agree.... life long floaters really suck... so does brake fluid in the eye.
-Bret
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wrote:

I like to have some sort of financial interest in the healthcare facilities you 2 use. Please enlighten me which ones those are so I can explore those opportunities.
I think just ONE of you guys accounts for more injuries than my entire immediate family has endured.
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. . ====== ====== (Comcerning Bret and Marsh's war injuries)
On Dec 16, 2004, 4:51am (CST+6) From: snipped-for-privacy@levyclan.nospam.us (MikeLevy) wrote:
I like to have some sort of financial interest in the healthcare facilities you 2 use. Please enlighten me which ones those are so I can explore those opportunities.
I think just ONE of you guys accounts for more injuries than my entire immediate family has endured. ======= =======
please take note......
we don't go to the doctor
oo L O
who'd hire us if they had to pay workman comp on all that....lmao
~:~ marsh
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On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 21:54:22 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (Marsh Monster) wrote:

yep...
and Worker's Comp in Maine carries an $800 deductible for each incident that my employer has to pay. $800 a whack can definately impact one's Christmas bonus (as it's a distribution of a portion of the year's profits)
-Bret

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I had the rust ring removed, said it was one of the worst ones she had seen. Went at it with a really sharp pair or tweezers and the wizzer. Next time I'll just tell them to go at it with the whizzer, it hurts less.
GMC Gremlin
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glad to hear you are ok!!
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So am I. I had zero pain after the procedure, and the grinding was honestly only slightly uncomfortable (like pushing on your eye too hard) while the tweezers were quite uncomfortable.
GMC Gremlin
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X-No-archive:yes Nah, just got meself right down to the emergency ward.Next stop was a lawyer I figure they owe me a new Duramax,and that won't BEGIN to make up for all this. Doggie was just doing his job he thought,but ya,I thought about some righteous revenge,in addition to the exhaust mani I got him with to end the attack. Best...Brian O.
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How do you justify a loose dog doing his job? I can see if you hopped his fence to pick up that manifold, but not in yer shop. Unleash a double-blast of ye old 12 gauges of hate on his ass!!
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