Do not use a product without your glasses on!

Pat Roth
By Pat Roth Latest Reply 2009-10-26 12:03:30 -0500
Started 2009-10-20 11:49:10 -0500

I am always laying my glasses down, then need to read labels, and "where are my glasses"? am lazy and just GUESS at what the label says! So far I had gotten by fairly well, but last week, something got my attention!

For several months I had been using a pretty looking bottle of SOMETHING, as a lotion. One evening I had my glasses on and read the label, and it was BODY WASH! No wonder my legs had such a glow and Funny feeling! They lathered when wet—-but I didn't catch on—-

Well, that is just a warning of what can happen if not careful, especially in taking medicine!! I get a new bottle and THINK that I know what it is, but one can get surprised, and it might not always turn out to be a "funny"!

My dad suffered from diverticultis at times, and he ACCIDENTALLY took most of a bottle of Milk of Mag, instead of his preferred treatment of Pepto Bismol! Now one would think that it would take only a sip to determine the difference, BUT He was in such pain, it didn't register!!! But we didn't see him for 3 days as he couldn't get out of the bathroom! Later, it was kinda funny, but not for my poor dad——and worse could happen, than the "runs"! With our testy BS problems, worse could happen!

But it brought to my mind, to turn on the lights and put on your glasses BEFORE taking ANYTHING or Using anything, as it might be fatal!! And not a laughing matter! Pat Roth


19 replies

wisecrone
wisecrone 2009-10-25 00:13:41 -0500 Report

Before having eye surgery it took glasses and 2 magnifiers to read anything. Thank goodness my daughter read my new meds and asked if I wasn't allergic to sulfa. It could have been bad. with the surgery I still need glasses to read, but now I can drive again and see more than cloudiness and shadows. Talk about living in the clouds.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-10-26 12:03:30 -0500 Report

Oh, WONDERFUL!!! We do take our good abilities for granted, until we lose them, just human nature—-Yes, those allergies are really necessary in taking meds—-with so many Drs involved in our care, it is easy to overlook something, so it is important for all to be Aware!

Was diabetis involved with your eye problems? I had 2 cataracts removed, new lens implants, but still have to wear glasses, something to do with astigmatism—I think—-I can ALMOST read some labels without my glasses BUT as similar as some of these meds are—one really shouldn't take it for granted that you have the correct one—PR

jigsaw
jigsaw 2009-10-21 09:13:18 -0500 Report

Uh oh, I don't have any glasses! So now what? Only kidding, but I always figured my arms weren't long enough to read the fine print. LOL

Carol11
Carol11 2009-10-21 10:09:49 -0500 Report

And the test strips work SOOO much better if you put the right end in the meter!!!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-10-22 11:26:38 -0500 Report

haha—-Oh, I love this—-true, the right end does help!!! Also, my arms need extensions now, but still aren't too bad——-I USED to be able to READ a bit without them on—-but—sadly—-those days are over—-sigh—-PR

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-10-23 19:59:46 -0500 Report

Boy, that is so TRUE!!! I am finding magnifying mirrors as I deep clean, and am putting them in strategic places as the printers must be using smaller print these days—-my arms just aren't long enough! Then when I play the piano for church—-hahhaa—-looking up and down sometimes churns out chords that I didn't know excisted!! Ouch!! PR

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-10-23 19:59:47 -0500 Report

Boy, that is so TRUE!!! I am finding magnifying mirrors as I deep clean, and am putting them in strategic places as the printers must be using smaller print these days—-my arms just aren't long enough! Then when I play the piano for church—-hahhaa—-looking up and down sometimes churns out chords that I didn't know excisted!! Ouch!! PR

sweething
sweething 2009-10-20 18:09:18 -0500 Report

I had a pediatric patient once whose grandfather got up in the middle of the night to give her some Tylenol. The mosquito killer they put in a different bottle was what he gave her instead. Always turn the lights on and read what you are taking. She was ok, but it could have gone the other way.

One way of keeping track of glasses are the chains around the neck. They stay close at hand.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-10-21 08:23:47 -0500 Report

That is so true—-so thankful that the little girl turned out OK! When I worked at the hospital, a three year old girl, accidentally got hold of her grandmother's arthritis linement that her son, a pharmasist had stirred up on his own, extra potent—we worked for hours trying to save her—-but didn't! And I was the one who had to set with her precious little body until the mortuary came—-I will never forget that night———be careful ALL! PR

ptsparkle
ptsparkle 2009-10-20 17:46:21 -0500 Report

Good point. I too have a pair (reading) of glasses strategicaly placed around my nesting sites. I shoud put some on the bathroom vanity
Last week I put toothpaste in my hair, and brushed my teeth with brylcream. Believe me…a little dab will do ya!!
Keep smiling out there, it helps.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-10-21 08:20:23 -0500 Report

Are you kidding?? haha—even if you are, that is a good one—I loved the "little dab will do you"!! ha—PR

Harlen
Harlen 2009-10-20 16:52:28 -0500 Report

I have 5 pairs of glasses to keep on top of things and I reed every thing befor I use it lol
good luck and glad you didnt get hert

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-10-21 08:19:18 -0500 Report

You bet, an extra pair of glasses helps—I lost one pair in the green bean patch for 5 days—-It fell off of a bench beside the beans—-got a new pair, then found the old and keeping track of TWO pairs was still a struggle, BUT I could usually find on quicker!! They get to rubbing my nose and I just absentmindedly, take them off—-trying to train myself to put in ONE spot!

And since I have had so many medication changes due to my kidney surgery, I TRY to put the old meds out of site so as to not get them confused, BUT it took a few weeks for me to get adjusted again—-would pick up a bottle—-then it looked funny—-NOT THE right one, Pat—, for pete's sake, I did have a pair on a chain, but when I bend over it catches on stuff! Maybe if I put them on top of my head, would work! Yow, then I would think that I had lost them! Haha-PR

MarineMomX2
MarineMomX2 2009-10-20 14:59:16 -0500 Report

Wondered where those bubble were coming from huh?? lol Thanks for the chuckle Pat…believe me I'd be lost without my glasses too!
Nelda

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-10-20 16:18:06 -0500 Report

Glad that I could make you laugh!! Nothing like a good laugh to balance out our BS! It also helps to have your glasses on when you look at the calender!! Nothing like preparing for a holiday that isn't even close!! Is Christmas coming?? As I still haven't put all of my decorations away from last year—why bother—-it will return someday—-hah—Love and Hugs, PR