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The eye bone's connected to the nose bone - cellophane — LiveJournal
the story of an invisible girl
The eye bone's connected to the nose bone
I always was aware, in the abstract sense, that all the stuff in my face is connected together by my sinuses. After all I knew, come to think of it, that when I cry my nose gets stuffy. And sure I've always been aware that my nose and mouth share some passageways. And so forth. So yeah, I guess I knew my face was connected.

But even so -- I never expected to be able to taste my eye drops. It's a really surreal feeling, to squirt something in my eye then have a nasty taste in my mouth several minutes later. Oh, and they also make me sneeze. Eye drops! I just never really thought of my eyes as having a passageway to my mouth or nose.

It makes me feel like one of those circus people who can breath or whistle out of their eyes (not that I can do that (at least I don't think so)). It just doesn't seem natural.

Not to mention the annoying fact that these eye drops I have to use four times a day taste really foul! I find myself having to eat something or chew gum after every application. I don't like the taste of my eyes. I'm a freak. Yuck!

(But I'm a freak who can see...even if I am still having trouble convincing myself I don't need to remove my contacts before bed.)


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thelifeofbrian From: thelifeofbrian Date: January 11th, 2005 11:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I guess eyes really do breath after all...
anarmyofjuan From: anarmyofjuan Date: January 11th, 2005 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
but dude!! it would be *sooo cool* to be able to breath through your eyes!!! :-P
bjorng From: bjorng Date: January 11th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dude, it is sooo **not** cool. I've inadvertantly done that, and it is most unpleasant. (It's one of the many "benefits" of having Very Bad Sinuses.)
anarmyofjuan From: anarmyofjuan Date: January 11th, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
in retrospect, you may very well be right. now that I'm thinking of it, ick.
mindgames4one From: mindgames4one Date: January 12th, 2005 09:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not really remembing that part.... I know they sort of burned me. Maybe the brand I got didn't have a funny taste? That would have really sucked because I used drops about 10 times a day for more than a year!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 12th, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well I have 3 kinds right now. 2 are medicated, an antibiotic and a steriod of some sort I think, and I'm supposed to use them 4 times a day for just the first week. I'm quite certain it's one of those, or maybe both, that taste nasty.

The third is an OTC rewetting drop, and those I'm sure I'll use for quite some time....that's probably what you were using for so long. Maybe you had the medicated drops at first too, but just forgot them? Or maybe you were lucky enough to get yummy ones -- or maybe I'm just the only weirdo who can taste her eyedrops! *laugh*
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