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Strange Things Happen


We Learn To Adapt

A day like any other day

Go to work

Come home

Go on with my day

Somehow I must have irritated my left eye

I do remember rubbing it in work

Instead of it going away

It still bothered me a little

So as the day went on

I checked my eye again

After looking at it closely it looked red

It was sore to touch

Under the eye

Of course it is going to be sore

I have been rubbing it

Trying to see if there was an eyelash or sleep in my eye

Looking for the culprit

Later the next day it was still sensitive

So my wife recommended a warm compress

Now I am trying a tea bag my cousin suggested

Both felt good while it was on

The same feeling still remains

I have to give it time

To heal itself

I don't think I scratched my eye

I think it all started in work

I was peeling onions and I touched to fix my face mask

I know I got onion on my mask

I could smell it

It would not be out of the question

To have got onion from my mask in my eye

The problem is I wore the mask all day

So if I caused a problem

It was here to stay

So here I am tending to a little problem

Hoping it doesn't get into anything bigger

Off to sleep

The more rest can only help my eyes

I will look in the morning

With great anticipation

Maybe finally I am on the mend


DREAM ON (author) on April 26, 2020:

Dora Weithers My eye feels better and it is still red and puffy. I have been using two drops of thera tears every hour two stop the irritation. I have dark and black under my eyes anyway from years of lack of sleep. I appreciate your comment. I have no will power when my eyes itch all I can is think about rubbing them. This is the time of the year for hay fever which hasn't been so bad. As long as I keep taking honey. Thank you to all the hubbers who keep giving me tips and advice. It is amazing how the littlest irritations can be the biggest pain in the butt. Have a great day.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 26, 2020:

Relatable. I've found myself scratching my itchy eyes and the problem goes away when I relax with my eyes shut. Thanks for sharing from your experience.

DREAM ON (author) on April 23, 2020:

Ann Carr I don't always do the right thing. The more I try the closer I come. I learn so many lessons in one day. Too bad I forget many by the time the day is over. I try to do a recap but sometimes I am so tired. By the next day, new thoughts come and on with another day. I wonder how many other people feel this way? I find so much enjoyment in all the little things in our life. The big things just boggle my mind. Then I see so many people struggling and worrying about so many things. All I can do is pray for them and hope they will be better. Thank you for reading and sharing so many thoughts and emotions. Have a sweet Friday.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 23, 2020:

Yes, honey is good and it is important that it's local.


DREAM ON (author) on April 23, 2020:

Ann Carr I get a touch of hay fever too and I take a teaspoon of local grown honey. It works well. When you first start taking the honey it takes about three weeks to start working. Now I can be outside all day and be o.k. where before my eyes would be tearing like crazy. Thank you for more tips. Life is so good when people pass on the tricks of the trade. Thank you so much and enjoy your whole day.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 23, 2020:

I get itchy eyes with hay fever. My father was an ophthalmic optician so I know some of the tricks of the trade! I always carry Optrex drops with me as they soothe and sometimes wash some of the 'gritty' bits away. Micellar water is good too.


DREAM ON (author) on April 23, 2020:

Ann Carr I will try your idea. A eyewash can only help. I have a lot more to say and I gave the short version. Maybe I will post my other ideas. Same problem just a different view. Thank you so much. I appreciate all your thoughtfulness. Have a wonderful evening.

DREAM ON (author) on April 23, 2020:

John Hansen I injured my left eye years ago and so if I get a cold or if I am in bright sun it is a weak spot that I feel right away. I wear sunglasses to keep the glare away. It is feeling better. This is one of those hiccups in life that come and go unexpectedly. Thank you for your views and suggestions. I hope you are doing well.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 23, 2020:

How brilliant to get so much writing and entertainment out of an itchy eye!

It's serious though, when one has such irritation and it can make you feel down.

Bathe in a sink of cold water, just splash it into your eye for a while. At least that will soothe even if it only lasts minutes.

Hope you're on the mend!


John Hansen from Gondwana Land on April 23, 2020:

I hope your eye heals ok of it’s own accord, Dream On. I have sensitive eyes and often get an eyelash or some other irritation in them. Usually it comes good in a couple of days.

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