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Wed, Jul. 5th, 2006, 04:07 pm

I got my nosetube out today. I went into the eye and ear hospital, waited around for a while, got an eye test and Dr/Mr Moriarty sat me down, did some more checks on the eye itself and then proceeded to take out the tube.
Now, some of you may recall that the tube went from my lower tear duct into the nasal cavity, so it seemed logical to me that he would stick some tweezers up my nose, grab the tube and yank it out. Unfortunately I am not a surgeon so I was relatively ignorant of the truth of the matter but it quickly became apparant when he got his tweezers, pushed my eye to one side and shoved them into the corner of the eye socket, wiggled them around for a second and pulled out two inches of what looked like thick fishing line. He is of course a professional so he did it quickly enough that I didn't have time to scream and punch him in the balls - it all happened in about two seconds.
So thats that for a while, six weeks to be precise, when I go back in august for a checkup if the infection hasn't cleared entirely I'll have to go back under the knife and get a permanent tube put in place made out of glass which will involve cleaning it twice daily for the rest of my life by snorting lightly salted water up my nose twice-daily and probably another three weeks of sitting around and not looking at anything.

Wed, Jul. 5th, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC)
wyvernfriend

*grin* believe it or not I regularly snort up salty water in the form of Steremar - it sometimes helps with the sinus issues.

Wed, Jul. 5th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

I had something similar back when I first got the tube in too. I can't say I was a fan but it wasn't the end of the world - worse fates and all that. Still.... gamer, trek fan, computer nerd, asthmatic and now squirting salt water up my nose to clean a glass tube in my head..?... and people wonder why I overcompensate with my anti-nerd activities.

Wed, Jul. 5th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
miramanga

Oh my god - thats insane!!

I am dreading my jaw op :( eww

Wed, Jul. 5th, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC)
bluedevi

Oh sweet baby Jesus. I am in the horrors. I cannot look at the screen. That is the foulest thing I have read in, like, ever.

God, poor you.

Wed, Jul. 5th, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
hkim

Cyborg!

Wed, Jul. 5th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
sshi

this beats the bunny-ass by several orders of magnitude

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Sun, Jul. 16th, 2006 10:50 am (UTC)
mollydot

Eep! I hope the infection goes away...