I Should've Kept My Mouth Shut!!

@CatsandDogs (13964)
United States
November 8, 2008 7:48pm CST
I sure as hell didn't mean to jinx my hubby but it seems that I did just that, darn it!! He was working on the back deck putting up some railings and asked me to come outside to see how it looked. As I was admiring the work he had done, I had commented on his wearing protective eye wear telling him how I'm so glad he's wearing them. Then I went back inside and the next thing I hear is "Check my eye out, a gust of wind had threw some saw dust right under the eye wear and got into his eye!! We've done everything to clean it out and used eye drops but nothing is making it feel better. I don't see any debri in his eye so he must've scratched it pretty bad. If I hadn't said anything, would it have happened? What is this? Backwards karma or something? Damn!! Enough already!! Enough a long time ago!!
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@dodo19 (33640)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
9 Nov 08
It isn't your fault that this happened. Neither you nor your husband could have predicted this. It just happened that you commented on his protective eye wear just before he got some saw dust in his eyes. It's co-incidental. You shouldn't be too hard on yourself. You aren't to blame.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Actually I was making a joke out of it, I knew it wasn't my fault but it does make me wonder sometimes. He's doing a lot better today.
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@dodo19 (33640)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
10 Nov 08
I'm glad to hear that your husband is feeling better.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Vine Ball - stringing Christmas lights through this makes a great centerpiece.
I don't think what you said had anything to do with your husband getting hurt..In fact if he didn't have them on, you never know, it could have been worse. My niece recently got scratched by her dog and the eye heals very quickly, but he may still want to see a doctor for it, just in case..
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I know but it sure does make me wonder though. You're right, it could've been much worse but he's in a lot of pain tonight and so I might have to take him to see a doctor tomorrow. We'll see come morning. I hope your neice is ok and she didn't get scratched anywhere near the sight part of the eye. That's what I worry about with myself because being legally deaf is bad enough but to lose my eyes in any way worries me to no end.
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• United States
9 Nov 08
Wow, that is where my vine ball went to.. I was trying to upload that in another post, I forgot if I have more than one mylot window opened and I go to upload a picture, it doesn't end up where I wanted it.. Anyways, I don't know how bad she got scratched, but it was in her good eye, (her other eye is slightly lazy), so she couldn't drive for a week..But she is fine now..
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• United States
9 Nov 08
Oh, I honestly believe in karma, and that there had nothing to do with it lol. Unless you like just killed someone or did something really dumb, that would make you feel like karma came into play, just remember that it isn't your fault.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
10 Nov 08
It was a joke really, a fluke thing that happened and I'm making a joke out of it for I know I had no control over the wind. Had he not had his protective wear on, it could've been much worse. He's feeling a lot better today.
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@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
Oh I hate when that sort of thing happens... bad karma or jinxing indeed! It's more likely just a fluke, but still.. it doesn't feel that way, does it? If your hubby's eye is still so sore after flushing it out and such, then yes, there is likely a scratch on the surface. Those are so annoying... like a stuck hair that you can't find. Hopefully he'll feel better within a day or two.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Yeah it was a fluke thing. I was making a joke out of a bad situation but yeah it does make you wonder sometimes. He's feeling better today, thanks!
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@taripres (1499)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Things happen, a freak accident! Nothing to do with Karma, just something that went down. Hopefully he's ok, how's his eye now? Maybe next time, he'll use the full eye mask! Taripre$
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Yeah I know but gosh, it does make one wonder for I had just commented on his protective eye wear then bam! He's inside complaining. He's doing much better this morning after he had taken a shower and rinsed his eye out and used some visine and sat with his eyes closed for a while and it seemed to have worked. I'm going to look for those full eye masks, I'll find one somewhere and he will wear it!! lol
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
9 Nov 08
Stranger things have happened. It's just the way life is sometimes. I don't think that it is your fault at all. My eyes are very sensitive. When I get dirt in them and don't see anything, I will put cold water on a washcloth and lay down and gently squeeze the water into my eyes. It always relieves discomfort.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Yeah I know, it was a freak accident but it does make you wonder since it was just after I commented on his wearing protective wear. Life can be weird sometimes, can't it? Anyway, he's doing better this morning which is a really good thing for he did have me right concerned.
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
10 Nov 08
It's not karma. It just happened. And I am sure it has happened to me enough. You may need to take him to the doctor to be safe. I hope he is ok. Look at it this way. He was wearing the eye gear. May have been worse if he hadn't been. Hope he is better soon.
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@hildas (3031)
9 Nov 08
It was just the wind. Things like this happen to me too. It is done, but I hope your husbands eye is ok. It sounds as if he has got a scratch on it. In cases of minor irritation, such as one resulting from a piece of dust flying into your eye, you may be able to wash out the foreign object from your eye with clean tap water. As you have already done this: You can buy artificial tears or lubricants that may improve the discomfort in your husbands eye. Over-the-counter pain medicine, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), may be helpful. If one dose of such medication does not bring relief, consult your ophthalmologist. After your eye examination, you should rest with your eyes closed to help the healing process. This means no reading. You should also not drive until your ophthalmologist says it is safe for you to do so, because driving with impaired vision poses a danger to yourself and others. Instead, have someone drive you to your appointment with the ophthalmologist. Do not worry though to much about the Jinx thing. I know you blame yourself too, but I think we always do that when someone gets hurt, we look for ways that it could of been avoided, but it happens and there is nothing you could of done. 'I am trying to make you feel better'.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Wow, it sounds like he did scratch it. If it really is bothering him, you will probably have to call the eye doctor and have them check it. They will probably give him eye drops to help with the pain and swelling. Hopefully it will be better in the morning.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Believe it or not, he's doing better now. He took a shower and rinsed his eye out really good and used some visine and then rested his eyes for a couple of hours and now is feeling better. Whew. Hopefully tomorrow it'll be even better.
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• United States
9 Nov 08
I am happy to hear that your husband is feeling better. Perhaps the little black rain cloud has blown over. Just be sure to see a doctor if this is still bothering him at all in the morning, as it can become infected. I was at a friends house and got something in my eye, turns out that I scratched it. It was really bothering me. They gave me an antibiotic ointment to prevent infection. Good luck to you and don't forget to knock on wood next time, lol.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Nov 08
jenleestan - I will take him to the doctor if he's not better in the morning. I'll have to remember to knock on the wood or have him do it before he does anything tomorrow. lol
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Gee whiz, my son would say I junx him when I say things or warn him about something. I think its more like ESP and common sense. It is good that he was wearing something for his eyes, it would have been much worse. You might have to take him in and get his eye checked out. The eye does heal very quickly, but it is also very painful when you scratch the eyeball. If the eye is scratched they can give him some antibiotic eye drops to keep the eye from becoming infected. That sunshine really needs to come your way and soon.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I just might have to do that Polly for he's in a lot of pain. It must've got his eye just right. Oh it had to fit right in with the hellish year we've been having, doesn't it? Sunshine? Did someone say sunshine? Where? Where is it? I want some!! lol
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Bright Sunshiny Day chasing the dark clouds away.. - Bright Sunshiny Day chasing the dark clouds away.....
"I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) Sun-Shiny day."
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I guess I'll have to move to Ohio to see the sunshine for it sure as hell isn't here Polly! LOL
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@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
Sometimes things just happen.Was it bad karma? i don't think so. Perhaps your mentioning how you were glad that your husband was wearing protective eye gear made him, in turn, more aware. Perhaps he tilted his head up to see down under the glasses. The wind was blowing an wham! The sawdust hit his eyes. I have worked in an industrial setting, where protective gear was mandatory. i would be working hard and fast as required and I would feel debris hit my face, close to my eyes. Even my protective glasses. i would think "Gee, I am glad I am wearing my protective glasses". Next thing you know, I have to stop the line and call for help because I got something in my eye!! After a thorough saline wash, my eyes sometimes felt better but were times they still itches. Best thing is to not rub the eye, even if you get everything out. It can be very irritating. Sometimes, too much fuss can make it worse. Irritating the eyes itself. Simply flush the eye. Use a garden hose on a gently trickle and wash it out. Unless you have an emergency saline eye wash bottle designed for the purpose of washing out the eyes. Then just let the natural fluid surrounding the yes do it's thing. A simple eye patch over the eye helps. Keep the eye closed for several hours or even overnight and it will feel much better the next day. Do not rub the eye. If it is still irritated, it is best to see the doctor as your husband may have obtained a deep scratch. The doctor will simply give you an eye patch. The eye will heal itself. I don't think that you jinxed your husband.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Nov 08
No it wasn't bad karma but it sure does make you wonder though. I know it's a coincidence. He's doing better now, with a shower to wash his eye out and eye drops and laid around with his eyes closed, it's not hurting that bad anymore.
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@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
18 Dec 08
Good to hear. It does take a little time but if the eye gets closed and remains for awhile, it is magical how well it feels afterward. best to you and yours!
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I am sorry that happen to him. Do you think it is bad enough for him to seek medical help? You sure have been working hubby real hard this weekend. Are you going to reward him for his hard work?
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
10 Nov 08
He and I BOTH have been working hard all through the weekend and I had to make him stop today to take a break, afterall, it is Sunday. Yesterday he was working on the deck and I was working in the wooded area trying to "clean" it up, make it look nice instead of an eye sore, Today he and I both worked in the wooded area and I mulched the leaves with the mower and he got a burn permit at the store. So we both need to reward each other! shhhhh!! LMBO!!
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Hey catsanddogs! You need to take him to the hospital ER! He might have scratched his cornea! That happened to me when something blew in my eye! It hurt and it kept bothering me! You really can't play around with an eye! He should be looked at and have it checked before it gets worse and could leave damage that can't be repaired. I'm not trying to scare you, just trying to warn you to have him get it checked out because I had it happen to me! The will be able to see how badly it is scratched and give him medicine for it. Please make sure he goes to the doctor or ER.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I will first thing in the morning after seeing how he does. Right now he's in a lot of pain but when he closes his eyes, he says it lessens the pain so he keeps it closed as much as he can. I'll talk to him and see if he wants to go to the ER tonight or wait till morning but I have a feeling, being a man, he'll want to wait till morning.
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@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Neither you nor your husband knew that the wind was going to be gusty enough for the saw dust to get into his eye. It is just a coincidence that it happened after you commented on his eye wear. I wouldn't take this to heart too much. Had you not say anything, it probably still would have happened. You did not have any control of the wind. don't let it bother you, let's just hope that his eye is okay.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I know but dang, it does make me wonder. Just like the time I was washing clothes and had the window opened, I had a really pretty periwinkle color dress with white poka dots all over it and a gust of wind blew in and threw the bleach all over my dress. Oh talking about being upset!! Whew!! I was some kind of upset!! Oh well. Like you said, I don't have control over the wind.
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I am sure it is just a coincidence, but I could swear sometimes that my mom has jinxing power. She has this gift of thinking of the worse happening in situations, and when she does that and makes a comment it seems that something bad always happens in that situation. It is very scary actually. I always hate it when I tell her we are going to do something, and she will start by saying, "You better be careful, what if......" The I tell her thanks a lot for jinxing me.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
9 Nov 08
Oh my goodness Cat! It's just one thing after another at your house! But it's not your fault....blame it on mother nature and her gusty breaths. I know the timing was really bad, but it's still not your fault. I hope hubby's eye is feeling a bit better.
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