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I never noticed it before, but in the past few weeks I now realize I have a floater: this tiny black dot that I sometimes see as a shadow or a kind of elusive haze in my right eye that kind of "floats" from my forehead at times and then disappears behind my right cheek like playing hide and seek with me. After researching my microscopic behemoth, I understand that my floater is a clump of collagen deposits found in the vitreous body of the eye, that gel like material covering the back of my eyeball. Floaters are a normal part of aging. Sudden increases of floaters and flashes of light, however, might indicate a serious need for medical attention like a torn or detached retina. YIKES .!!! Flashes of light? !!! About the last thing I want to experience is the 4th of July fireworks taking place in my eye. Fortunately. most floaters are harmless and sometimes go away entirely or shrink after a few weeks or months .....but I'm not waiting that long to find out. Now I've thought of a natural way to get rid of my floater: Drown the little sucker. !! After all, my floater does not have a life guard. Nope. No Pamela Anderson of Baywatch or other bikini clad babe are sitting on my eyebrow like it's a beach. No life preserver on my eyelashes either. So I decided to submerge my head into a bathtub half filled with water and without my Aqua Man goggles i usually wear when I take a bath. I plunged my head dozens of times for about an hour into the bottom of the tub for a minute or two at the most. I just wanted to drown my annoying floater, not kill myself. I'm not stupid. I always come up out of the lukewarm water for air. The results are in. Don't try this at home. My floater is still there. Yes, the little bastard is just a really clean varmint now. The side effects of my treatment to rid myself of this impish little floater is a bruised and bleeding scalp and some chips in the bathtub porcelain where I kept bumping my head.

posted on Oct 24, 2020 11:58 AM ()


Hi. How R U ? Re-your question: Still working on a merchandising team in local supermarkets 4 days a week, have seen doctors regarding two inguinal hernias that cause some groin stinging and burning at times that will eventually require surgery, have sore shoulder from a flu shot over two weeks ago..(not normal to have pain there so long), posting a lot on Facebook mostly, babysitting for my daughter's cat she adopted a few months ago when she's away for a day or overnight. She lives near us and felt lonely after breakup with fiance in the spring ,hence adopting a cat . ..going to appts. with wife -re different doctors after healing from breast surgery last December. I do most shopping and errands as she rarely goes out due to pandemic but does get out at times, twice we've gone to our 2nd home in the Mt.Pocono area of Pa. over the past few months. We used to go one weekend a month usually or a holiday weekend. . OTHERWISE....just hanging in there,,,turned 70 at the end of September. feel fine except for groin area at times,,but now my shoulder since i got the flu shot., Stay well. Cooking??? We get a lot of QVC meals my wife orders- burgers, ribs. bacon wrapped chicken, chicken parmesans, casseroles...I pick up Chinese or Italian food or pizza,every now and then plus normal grocery stuff. My wife picks out chicken or steaks when she's out shopping or a melon. I'm not great at picking out these types of items. Watching lots of TV and stations we get using codes from our daughter who shares them with us as she "steals" codes and signals from friends ...(I have no clue of this technology). I'm lucky I'm typing this on line. ..very computer ignorant. Stay well. Enjoy the frenzy of voting and all the negative non stop ads for various political races. No NY Football to root for. Take care. Mark
comment by merchandiser50 on Oct 25, 2020 6:30 AM ()
Learn to live with it, I have and have found eye drops are more efficient than bath water. What are you cooking up these days?
comment by elderjane on Oct 25, 2020 4:11 AM ()
My comment went in error on comments to my post. I tried to paste it here unsuccessfully. Please check it out under comments posted. Thanx. Mark
reply by merchandiser50 on Oct 25, 2020 6:33 AM ()

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