Friday, June 3, 2011

Beware of Bungee Cords

My dearly beloved had cataract surgery in one eye recently. While he was in the pre-op area, I exchanged pleasantries with an older gentleman; the next day, at hubby's 24-hour post-surgical check, we encountered the same gent, with his wife, who was wearing the same dark glasses as my own beloved.

This man queried how my dearly beloved was doing, and I asked the same question of his wife. "Oh, she can't see, but we're hopeful." Turned out that she had been hit i
n the eye by a bungee cord, and it had detached something or other in her eye. They live 200 miles from here, and no emergency room or doctor would even look at her.

So, when we went back for hubby's one week checkup, he inquired about the woman whose eye got hit by the bungee cord. The doctor looked blank for a minute, and then said, "Oh, yes. She was lucky; she's gotten some sight back. A lot of people get hit in the eye by bungee cords that snap, and many of them are left permanently blind."

So, bloggy friends, please, use rope, not bungee cords. Thor wants you to keep being able to see his adorable doggy smile.

7 comments:

Mango said...

Those kinds of things happen so fast that you don't even have time to think. I hope that lady will recover. And good luck to the Mr. with his cat rack surgery. Master had it in both his eyeballs.

Slobbers,
Mango

Sue said...

We hope Thor's Dad has great success with his recovery. We also heard of a doggy who chewed on a bungee cord and was killed by it. Best to stay away from those dangerous things.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Pam said...

Oh my goodness, I've never thought of bungee cords as dangerous before!

Channon said...

Considering that my father lost an eye to a spring of some sort while working on his truck, I'm reading this to the Knight as soon as he gets out of bed!!

Sissy hopes the Red Protector doesn't have to have eye drops twice daily for the rest of his life... and urges you to give him a treat after each drop.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Hope your husband is feeling better after his surgery.

Cheryl said...

Wow Margie, that is good to know!

Nichole said...

OUCHIE!