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Sat Apr 10, 2021, 03:11 PM

Rep. Dan Crenshaw says he will be 'effectively blind' for a month after emergency eye surgery

Source: NBC News

The Afghanistan veteran, who wears an eye patch, hopes surgeons got to a detached retina in time to save his vision.

U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, will be "effectively blind" for about a month after he was rushed into emergency eye surgery to treat a detached retina, the lawmaker revealed on Saturday.

The eye patch-wearing Crenshaw, 37, recently noticed "some dark blurry spots" in his vision before an ophthalmologist on Thursday "discovered that my retina was detaching," the two-term Texas Republican said in a lengthy Twitter post.

"This is a terrifying prognosis for someone with one eye," he wrote. "The prognosis I received on Thursday is obviously very bad."

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/rep-dan-crenshaw-says-he-will-be-effectively-blind-month-n1263726



His full statement... (images, not text, so no transcript)



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Reply Rep. Dan Crenshaw says he will be 'effectively blind' for a month after emergency eye surgery (Original post)
Lisa0825 Apr 10 OP
doc03 Apr 10 #1
hack89 Apr 10 #11
IggleDuer Apr 10 #2
Delmette2.0 Apr 10 #3
bucolic_frolic Apr 10 #8
riversedge Apr 10 #14
Rebl2 Apr 10 #21
Clash City Rocker Apr 10 #4
mountain grammy Apr 10 #27
Paladin Apr 10 #5
japple Apr 10 #6
Rollo Apr 10 #7
BowDown Apr 10 #9
Lefta Dissenter Apr 10 #10
Arkansas Granny Apr 10 #12
Warpy Apr 10 #13
róisín_dubh Apr 14 #38
obamanut2012 Apr 10 #15
JI7 Apr 10 #16
whistler162 Apr 10 #17
MurrayDelph Apr 10 #26
whistler162 Apr 11 #31
MurrayDelph Apr 11 #33
DesertRat Apr 10 #20
Calista241 Apr 11 #32
GoneOffShore Apr 10 #18
DesertRat Apr 10 #19
RandySF Apr 10 #22
Polybius Apr 10 #23
Yavin4 Apr 10 #24
Calista241 Apr 10 #25
niyad Apr 10 #28
Lisa0825 Apr 10 #30
Coventina Apr 10 #29
Skittles Apr 11 #34
VarryOn Apr 12 #35
Lisa0825 Apr 12 #36
cinematicdiversions Apr 13 #37
MissMillie Apr 14 #39
Raine Apr 14 #40
alphafemale Apr 14 #41

Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 03:15 PM

1. It's nice he has excellent taxpayer funded

health care.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 03:55 PM

11. I know. Disabled vets get outstanding care from the VA

Which is the least we can give them after their service.

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 03:16 PM

2. He better hope his ophthalmologist...

... is not Rand Paul.

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 03:18 PM

3. I know how hard it was for Mom at 90 years old to lose her vision.

I can't imagine at 37 years old. I don't wish this on anyone.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 03:41 PM

8. +1

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 04:21 PM

14. nor do I.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 05:53 PM

21. Me either

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 03:28 PM

4. He's a Republican from Texas. He's always been blind.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 08:11 PM

27. Yep..

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 03:37 PM

5. Dan Crenshaw has been "effectively blind" for some time, now.

I'm hoping he does himself and the rest of us a favor and retires from Congressional service, on account of his eye problems.

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 03:37 PM

6. Having been thru that surgery 5 times, I wish him all the best. It's not

easy to lie in any position for 23 out of 24 hours per day for even a week. When my Dad had the surgery back in 1968, he had to stay in the hospital for over a week with sandbags on either side of his head. When he came home, he had to lie in bed for another week or more (long time ago and I can't remember.)

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Response to japple (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 03:40 PM

7. I agree. He may be a Republican but he's still human...

And he deserves our best wishes for a full recovery.

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 03:46 PM

9. Saul vs Paul

Maybe Crenshaw will have his road to Damascus moment and finally see the light 😁😁😁

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 03:54 PM

10. I wish him good health,

I wish him good health, improved vision and a healthy, loving heart.

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 03:55 PM

12. I hope his surgery is successful. I wouldn't wish blindness on anyone.

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 04:07 PM

13. Blindness sucks and I don't wish it on anyone, not even Dumdum

I'm in the transition right now, vision's about 20/100 with glasses. Worst thing is not driving, everything has become a major struggle.

So I feel for Cranshaw. I would hope a month of inactivity, frustration, and self reflection would get him to reassess his politics, but that hope is faint, indeed. After all, I've had a couple of years of it and it hasn't mellowed me, at all.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 11:36 AM

38. My mother has all but lost her vision.

She can still see out of her left eye somewhat. Glaucoma is what got her. She was diagnosed at 54, no family history. Needless to say, my doctor watches my eyes very carefully.

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 04:39 PM

15. tots and pears

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 04:39 PM

16. Is this also because of war injuries ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 04:47 PM

17. Detached retinas can happen many ways

"Sugar Ray" Robinson got one probably from boxing.

My mother got one by existing. One second it was okay and next it was detached or so it seemed to her.

She had to sleep in her sleeping recliner, she sleeps in a recliner. In a more up right position with her head held in place.

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 07:33 PM

26. I've had detached vitreous in each eye (at separate times)

It started with the mother of all headaches, followed by floaters and little flashes of light (in the dark) or of darkness in the light.

I went to my optometrist, who told me that they were a normal thing that happened as one gets older, but for several weeks afterwards one should avoid strenuous tasks, or it could have turned into a detached retina, and those are serious.

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #26)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 07:14 AM

31. Similar to what happened to my mom.

luckily her optometrist is less than a mile away from her house.

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #31)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:40 AM

33. I live 1000 miles from my optometrist

"Lucky" for me, the first one happened while I was driving back to L.A., so he worked me in.

The second one, I was in the small town I'd moved to, on my way to getting a hand surgery, so I found an optometrist in town (who, it turns out, was familiar with my regular guy).

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Response to JI7 (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 05:50 PM

20. Yes, a complication of injuries he sustained in Afghanistan

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Response to JI7 (Reply #16)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 07:51 AM

32. Detached retinas can happen anytime.

But the existing damage to his eyes hasn’t helped, and is also probably an underlying factor.

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 04:52 PM

18. Tots and pears.

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 05:27 PM

19. He is suffering from injuries sustained in serving in our military

And though I completely disagree with him on everything politically, I hope he makes a full and fast
recovery and then chooses an early retirement.
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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 05:56 PM

22. I won't say it.

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 06:09 PM

23. Anyone who gloats about this can just block me now

I wish him the best, no one deserves to lose an eye, no one. And the possibility of him losing both is not something anyone should be happy about.

With that being said, do I hope he resigns or loses his next election? Of course, I don’t like his politics at all.

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 06:20 PM

24. Sorry but, Fuck Dan Crenshaw.

He believes that suffering is good for people because it makes them stronger. So, fuck that guy.

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 07:01 PM

25. I wish him a speedy recovery, and hopefully he doesn't lose his vision. n/t

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 08:51 PM

28. I wish him the same care and consideration he votes for everyone else.

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Response to niyad (Reply #28)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 11:03 PM

30. BINGO. nt

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 10:04 PM

29. Fuck that guy. n/t

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:29 PM

34. would be great if this helped to make him a better person

but I very much doubt that will happen

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 12:47 AM

35. I don't have to politically agree with a person to hope they don't suffer...

Over something like blindness or any other significant heal issue. It's the decent thing to do.

Representative Crenshaw could be more wrong on most issues. And he's often nasty with his opponents. I hope his current situation softens his hard edges, but don't expect it.

But, I understand, in these heated and politically charged times, how some can wish only the worst for someone with whom they disagree. I was much younger with a 'politics is all that matters' in 1981 when President Reagan was shot. I'm embarrassed over what I hoped and prayed (yes, prayed) for that evening. I would never do something like that today. Getting old chills one.

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Response to VarryOn (Reply #35)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 10:51 AM

36. Agreed. I don't wish him to suffer. I do hope he spends some time thinking

about the people who do not have access to the exceptional health care he is privileged to have.

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 09:01 AM

37. I wish him a successful surgery and a quick recovery. NT

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:30 PM

39. What was his excuse before the surgery?

Twice he voted "not guilty" for the Orange One.

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 05:20 PM

40. I wish him a positive outcome. nt

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Response to Lisa0825 (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 06:55 PM

41. I wish him well, but have zero hope that this experience will give him an ounce of empathy.

No one should be blind.

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