Oh Jordanl, you will get a more use to it as time goes by, but there will always be that one thing that just pushes your puke button.
After 37 years in nursing, I still have a few. If I hear a person 'hock a lewgy" (?sp), I feel it, even if I'm NOT in a clinical setting; dirty dentures; the smell of pseudomonas in a trach (shooting mucus up to the ceiling); the smell of warm vomit; just to name a few.
But the eye??? Oh man, when the retinologist sticks those 'metal sticks' behind that baby's eyeball and pushes it around, I just about hurl. I swear I could eat lunch in the middle of an autopsy, but if they start on the eye, I am out of there!
We played the game in the unit one day: What would you do for a million dollars? There was a suction bucket half full with GI suction from a baby. The qualifier was all the antibiotics you would need and medical care. Would you drink some of the contents? There were some takers!! If I had a million dollars, I would test them on it HAHA!
Seriously, to me, the smell is what gets me most often so if you are going to a task that you know may be a problem, keep some Vicks in a small lip balm container, and put a little under your nose. It helps, but everybody thinks you have a clogged nose!!!!!