It was NOT a Good Day

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

When it's dark in the room it's not a good time to reach for the eye drops.

I can't really fault the lighting as much as not using enough common sense to look at what I was doing.

All three bottles were on my desktop... I grabbed the wrong one.

Boy did that HURT! Really! 

Fortunately I realized my mistake as soon as the glue hit my eye so I held my eye open (with my fingers) and made my way to the eye Dr. next door to my office.

It hurt like hell all day yesterday and it's a bit sore today but thanks to Dr. Jason Bradley at Century Eyewear it's on the fast track to healing.

So we all wonder why they put those stupid labels on products like "Don't stick this in you eye"... now you know. BTW Dr. Bradley assured me I was not the first and that it happens more often then you would know.

My lesson learned: Only purchase crazy glue in the tube and don't keep it anywhere near your eyecare products. 🧐

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Comments (27)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

All is fine Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI Now I'm at the point where I'm more worried about the Dr's bill.

Apr 06, 2022 06:58 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I am truly amazed that I am not blind to9day. I know for sure I would be in trouble today if the eye Dr. was not right next door and familiar with this exact problem.

Apr 06, 2022 07:02 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Good advice Kathy Streib . I'm sure there are a lot of spouses that wish their mates would have there lips sealed but it would be no laughing matter.

Apr 06, 2022 07:07 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow what a story Bob  I though it was a joke... then when I read your comment interaction.... now you worried about the Dr bills that is a good problem... means you do not need to have a seeing eye dog.... to walk you around... hopefully lesson learned...Endre

Apr 06, 2022 11:50 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ouch, ouch, ouch... Bob! I can see how that would make it "not such a good day." Hope your eye is better by the time you read this!

Apr 07, 2022 04:29 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow, it's a blessing that you have an eye doctor next door! I'm glad it all turned out okay and you are hopefully feeling better today.

Apr 07, 2022 05:24 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Lesson learned for sure Endre Barath, Jr. . I will only purchase crazy glue in a tube from now on.

Apr 07, 2022 05:35 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It's much, much better than Monday Nina Hollander, Broker and the eye Dr. feels it should be healed by tomorrow. The best way to keep it soothed is to keeps the lights down a bit, use an abundance of eye drops and of course it doesn't hurt to look at my screen saver of you my Dear.

Apr 07, 2022 05:39 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It was/is truly a blessing Kat Palmiotti to have the eye Dr. right next door. As far as being comfortable the worst is in the morning when some of the lingering glue stuck in my eye lashes let lose and gets into my eye. It's quit abrasive.

Apr 07, 2022 05:41 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Oops, that is definitely a mistake that I hope that I never make, haha.  I am glad that you will heal up properly.

Apr 07, 2022 06:28 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I am doing remarkably well Brian England . I am amazed that the damage was not permeant but I'm sure glad that it isn't and that I am healing so quickly. I think had I not reacted so fast and got to the eye Dr. right away there would have been more sever damage.

Apr 07, 2022 08:50 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good afternoon Bob. Lucky too have an eye doctor next door is an understatement. Glad  you recovered. Enjoy your day.

Apr 07, 2022 10:48 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is for sure Wayne Martin . The eye is still sore but at least I can see out of it. I'm getting pretty used to pain... wish I wasn't. 

Apr 07, 2022 10:59 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Another 'senior moment' and a good reminder for all of us to be very careful.

Apr 09, 2022 08:51 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Which eyecare product are you using?

Apr 09, 2022 08:53 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Hi Roy Kelley . The names are tough ones.

1) loteprednol etabonate ophthalic gel 0.38%

2) erythromycin ophthalmic ointment .5%

3) latanoprost ophthalmic solution .005%

It seems to me I'm missing one but I think that covers the stuff he put in my eye. He was also able to scrape stuff off and the he had a contact lens that was a medicated bandage.

Apr 09, 2022 05:40 PM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

The main thing is that you and your eyesight survived the glue onslaught and are well despite the pain. Hope the soreness is gone now.

Apr 09, 2022 10:16 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Kris Collis, Associate Broker I'm doing remarkably well but they is still some soreness and that eye is a little blurry but the eye Dr. is still expecting a full recovery.

Apr 10, 2022 05:12 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That sounds like it could have been a disastrous mistake, Bob.  Oddly enough, I almost made a similar mistake last year.  Only, the bottle I mistook for eye drops was ear drops instead.

Apr 10, 2022 04:44 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Myrl Jeffcoat I am still amazed that I did not lose my ey to that mistake. I was really lucky to have my eye Dr. less than 100 feet away and that had experience in this matter already.

Apr 10, 2022 05:56 PM