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Sun Mar 28, 2021, 05:55 PM

My apology to the lounge. My cataract surgery has been held up since the beginning of ...

... of the pandemic. It is finally bad enough that I can have it now if I insist.

I am very sorry I've misposted so many times here, particularly today. I've found an easy remedy. It will not happen again.

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Reply My apology to the lounge. My cataract surgery has been held up since the beginning of ... (Original post)
marble falls Mar 2021 OP
Lars39 Mar 2021 #1
marble falls Mar 2021 #2
Lars39 Mar 2021 #3
marble falls Mar 2021 #8
Lars39 Mar 2021 #11
marble falls Mar 2021 #12
Lars39 Mar 2021 #13
marble falls Mar 2021 #14
In_The_Wind Mar 2021 #15
raccoon Mar 2021 #4
left-of-center2012 Mar 2021 #5
yonder Mar 2021 #6
marble falls Mar 2021 #9
Fla Dem Mar 2021 #7
marble falls Mar 2021 #10
yellowdogintexas Mar 2021 #16
marble falls Mar 2021 #17

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 06:24 PM

1. I just thought you were being your usual snarky self.


I hope your procedure goes well and that you heal quickly!

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 06:37 PM

2. Not this time. Blind and befuddled. VA's done wonders for me so far, so I am confident.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 06:45 PM

3. They'll take good care of you.

Iíve got cataracts but Iím light years away from doing something about them. Iím at the stage where I donít quite trust myself picking out the right paint or matching thread anymore.
Keep us updated when you can!

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 08:59 AM

8. The problem is my brain is too good at completing pictures. It's almost like there's smoke ...

... wafting everywhere. It's actually made me go back into the kitchen to be sure nothing's burning, and I don't dare wear sunglasses when I drive.

VA is everything I thought it wasn't when I got out and worked at VA in'73.

It's great - responsive, caring, quality treatment. It's better the 'cadillac' HMO I had back in the day.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 09:07 AM

11. Amazing how the body can compensate

Aggravating but cool. My brother was awed by his experience with the VA.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 09:36 AM

12. No exageration: They've spent more than a million on my cancer in the last eight or nine years ...

... two surgeries: partial colon removal, full urine bladder removal, two complete BCG cycles and a couple of boosters, they send my supplies in plenty of time without having to order them, how well they've treated my wife, and especially how well they treated me. Being at the VA hospital was an eye-opener of what a largely homogenous piece of society it was: everybody was represented and the only racism/sexism/classism/bias of any sort expressed was ONLY from the other patient in the room who looked like me.

The absolute gentleness and care shown to me by my nurses of color (who seemed my granddaughter's age - high school) still makes me emotional. VA hospitals show me we are capable of a truly post-racial America.

To be clear: all nurses, Doctors and staff down to housekeeping were uniformly and genuinely caring to me and to each other. And totally responsive to my needs and care.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 09:53 AM

13. Good experiences during bad times makes all the difference

Sounds kinda Star Trek in a good way.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 10:16 AM

14. It was an eye opener and a heart softener.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 10:22 AM

15. Hope all goes well.

Thanks for sharing.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 07:28 PM

4. I didn't notice. I've got to have that surgery too, probably in

The not too distant future.

Best to you.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 08:56 PM

5. I have no idea what you're talking about

So you certainly do not owe me an apology.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 09:15 PM

6. I had my second eye done just this week. Huge difference.

The eye doc has been onto me for about ten years to have them both done. A few months ago I about didn't pass the vision test for DL renewal and figured it was time.

Everything is brighter, uncorrected am seeing something like 20/30 or 40 and in a few weeks I'll be able to get a new eyeglass prescription corrected for astigmatism and near vision hopefully putting me near 20/20.

They are plain jane, monofocal, non-Toric lenses lenses and I should've taken care of it years ago.

Each procedure was a piece of cake though I was anxious about the first and there are a ton of eyedrops involved, but I say do it.

Good luck.

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Response to yonder (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 09:02 AM

9. I am looking forward to it. And DU was the best thing for me after my last surgeries.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 09:58 PM

7. I also got my 2nd eye done this past Wednesday.

Like going from regular tv to high def (HDTV). My Dr said they were ripe last fall, but I put the procedure off until after the holidays.

It was a pretty uneventful process, but the drops are a pain.

Good luck!

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 09:03 AM

10. I'm "looking" forward to my results mimicing yours.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:28 PM

16. it is so worth it! I am 20/20 for distance now.

and have a scrip for near and astigmatism It is really worth it.

Don't put it off any longer than you have to!

With luck, I can recycle a couple of favorite pair of frames (one of which was the most comfortable pair I have ever worn) then I can have a pair in the bedroom and a pair in my reading/computer area.

Don't need them to drive at all

Medicare will cover the basic lens but none of the fancy ones

The drops are a pain but it isn't that bad; mostly inconvenient but since I am not going anywhere it is easier to keep up with.

What I hated the most was that damn eye shield you have to tape on your eye so you don't put pressure on it while sleeping. I could not see to read in bed because the lensed eye was a mess, and glasses did not sit well on my face so could not read with my other eye.

I was also very pleased when I could bend over again!



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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 01:39 PM

17. And bending over with glasses makes me dizzy, and for me glasses totally screw up perspective.

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