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Tony, I put a box of my Bion Tears in the fridge last night and I am really liking it. I don't use the cold ones every single time I need to put tears in (which would be about ten times a day!) but every once in a while it feels good. I told my parents not to think I am nuts putting a box of tears in the refigerator, and please not to eat them! :D

I still have lots of goopy string coming out of my eyes (as usual!) but it doesn't seem to be yellow anymore. He told me to use the Quixin for 3 days and then stop and see him on tuesday, so I will stop using it tomorrow night. If the yellow garbage returns then I'll just go back on it. I don't want to jinx myself, but my sinuses may finally be starting to feel very, very slightly better. So maybe my eyes won't be too far behind.

I hope you have a wonderful day with your dad and stepmom.

I have to ask you all a silly question. When you are putting your eyedrops in, how do you do it? I ask because I had to put my mom's Xalatan in for her last night and she has a method of doing it that seems weird to me. She took a nasty spill yesterday and wrenched her whole body. She can't move her arm to get it up to her eye, and she was so loopy on muscle relaxers that she probably didn't even know I was putting the drops in for her! Here comes GOOPERWOMAN, eyedrop superhero to the RESCUE! (Playing some triumphant music here would make that sound much better!) Look up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's GOOPERWOMAN with her trusty eyedrops!

Anyway, I have seen her do this before, but I have my own method and I was just wondering which one you all prefer to use.

My mom does this:
She keeps the eye closed and puts a drop in the corner. Then she opens her eye and tries to get the drop to fall in.

I do this:
I do it exactly how my doctor does it (which makes sense since he is the one who taught me how to put eyedrops in!) I hold the drops in my right hand since I am right handed. I open my eye wide and use the index finger of my left hand to pull down the lower lid, and then I squeeze the drop into the eye. I am so good at it, people see me do it and they cannot believe it. My mom says she can't stand to have her eye open when she is putting drops in because she sees the drop coming and she blinks. I told her that's why you're supposed to HOLD the lower lid! I used to have to do it my mom's way when I was a kid, but now I have been doing it the other way for so long that I've become an old pro!

So which way do you guys prefer to put your drops in? I'm just curious to see if I am in the minority here, and the rest of the world does it the way my mom does!