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Message 81093 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 5:48:11 UTC - in response to Message 81089.  
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OBW I wasn't laser, a bit more for me, scalpel open the eyeball, yank out the lens, put in a replacement, stitch it up. Then drops, lots of drops, 5 different ones, up to 4 times a day to start. Also have a followup in a few hours myself. They are going to pull out that stitch.
Have to ask, are you then completely out? Or do you see it all coming and going, so to speak, with only local anesthetic?

You are aware and awake - you have to be for part of it - but they have you hooked up with gas and drip. Lots of local of course. Looking back I think when they did the first eye a couple of minutes may have been out because I remember more from the second, but it also was a different anesthesiologist. You are out of the OR in 15 to 20 minutes, so it is very quick.

You don't really see much, the cut is done outside of where you can see and they aren't coming at you in the face with the blade, they come in from the side while they have you look the opposite way. Once they start removing the cataract, you aren't seeing anything but the light of the microscope the surgeon is using. Since I had astigmatism, the surgeon before the operation had to put a couple of dots with a pen on my eyeball, a zero line so he could line up the new lens. It sounds much worse than it is.

If they ever tell you you need it, go for it. You will be glad you did.
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Message 81097 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 6:50:39 UTC

When I was an industrial first aider eye injuries were the one thing I would always look for someone else to be first on the scene. Head, blood, guts, gore no problems, but eyes and I was on the floor.
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Message 81105 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 10:18:58 UTC - in response to Message 81099.  

Good for you. I've always maintained that as many people as possible hold a First Aid certificate. Aside from RTA's, there is always silly accidents at work, home & while out and about.

Unfortunately my current one expires in November & may be the last one. With no longer being an employee, I cannot justify the £322.80 inclusive the Red Cross wants. However if the tax man will allow it :-) There is an SJA office in town & may see what their costs are, if anything like the Red Cross...
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Message 81121 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 13:43:25 UTC - in response to Message 81095.  
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It sounds much worse than it is.
Sounds horrific.

If they ever tell you you need it, go for it. You will be glad you did.
I'll take a rain check on that!! I've had 4 ops on my hands for Dupuytren’s, painful enough in a sensitive area, and weeks to heal, but eye ops are another matter entirely.

As to pain, worse felt was something like a little grit in the eye for a few seconds. They know how to make sure you don't feel anything. Did not have to take any pain meds after. One of the drops is a topical Tylenol though.

Teeth cleaning at the dentist is worse!
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Message 81127 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 15:59:52 UTC

Autumn cleaning of the forums done.
"When requesting help" thread rewritten.
New Alpha tester thread made.
Destickied lots of old threads.

Let's keep it Klean.

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Message 81137 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 17:05:14 UTC - in response to Message 81093.  

It sounds much worse than it is.

What you don't see is the surgeon coming at you from the side swinging the scalpel in a stabbing motion with a massive grin on their face.

I may have had too much coffee today.
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Message 81140 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 17:12:10 UTC - in response to Message 81137.  

It sounds much worse than it is.

What you don't see is the surgeon coming at you from the side swinging the scalpel in a stabbing motion with a massive grin on their face.

I may have had too much coffee today.

No the consent form is terrifying. It says something to the effect of first we will blind you. Then we will attempt to restore your sight, but we don't may any promise.
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Message 81141 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 17:15:32 UTC - in response to Message 81093.  

You don't really see much, the cut is done outside of where you can see and they aren't coming at you in the face with the blade, they come in from the side while they have you look the opposite way.
Kinda be glad. I read one of the books an uncle of mine wrote about his youth and how at the time he was slowly going blind. He is fully blind, has been for over 50 years. I don't remember him being anything but blind. He's got two fake eyes, because his own eyeballs started to rot.

Anyway, before the time that he actually was blind, the doctors tried to repair the damage done to his eyes and for that they injected him into his eyeballs with every kind of new medicine they could at the time (read 1950s). That meant he had to keep his eyes open and they'd inject him straight through his iris in the back of the eyeball. He'd see the needle come at him and go into his eye. We've all seen those things happen in thrillers and horror movies... he had it done to himself. Twice a week. For more than two years.

That he's still sane...
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Message 81144 - Posted: 12 Sep 2017, 17:23:43 UTC - in response to Message 81141.  

You don't really see much, the cut is done outside of where you can see and they aren't coming at you in the face with the blade, they come in from the side while they have you look the opposite way.
Kinda be glad. I read one of the books an uncle of mine wrote about his youth and how at the time he was slowly going blind. He is fully blind, has been for over 50 years. I don't remember him being anything but blind. He's got two fake eyes, because his own eyeballs started to rot.

Anyway, before the time that he actually was blind, the doctors tried to repair the damage done to his eyes and for that they injected him into his eyeballs with every kind of new medicine they could at the time (read 1950s). That meant he had to keep his eyes open and they'd inject him straight through his iris in the back of the eyeball. He'd see the needle come at him and go into his eye. We've all seen those things happen in thrillers and horror movies... he had it done to himself. Twice a week. For more than two years.

That he's still sane...

My boss goes in every 6 weeks to get injections in the eyeball. I am thankful.
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Message 81155 - Posted: 13 Sep 2017, 6:58:22 UTC

Jord, I hope you've got your hat properly secured as young Aileen is going to be knocking on your door soon, and she's a rough bit of stuff...
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Message 81160 - Posted: 13 Sep 2017, 10:32:43 UTC - in response to Message 81155.  

You call her Aileen, the Germans call him Sebastian, both have song references. It has been knocking on our windows since 6am, but it can't get in.
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Message 81162 - Posted: 13 Sep 2017, 10:46:30 UTC - in response to Message 81161.  

Hasn't everyone in that 1970 video put on weight? I'm sure they used to be much skinnier.
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Message 81164 - Posted: 13 Sep 2017, 11:07:31 UTC

Most of the wind is past already: https://www.windy.com/?52.922,4.384,6
It's dying out now.
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Message 81165 - Posted: 13 Sep 2017, 11:13:50 UTC

Glad to see your hat stayed Jord :-)

I've not met that site before, and am impressed with the way it shows how the wind swirls around in the UK before thumping into mainland Europe.
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Message 81166 - Posted: 13 Sep 2017, 11:23:59 UTC - in response to Message 81165.  

Windy.com is my new favorite weather related site, because it shows the winds all over the world including a 10 day prognosis. All eyes are on what José is going to do, of course.
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Message 81168 - Posted: 13 Sep 2017, 11:50:30 UTC - in response to Message 81165.  

... am impressed with the way it shows how the wind swirls around in the UK before thumping into mainland Europe.
And how it channels down through the Aire Gap. Fortunately, the people who founded my village a thousand years ago knew to build in a fold of the hills, sheltered from the north-west.
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Message 81169 - Posted: 13 Sep 2017, 12:28:03 UTC

Unlike builders of a new marina who stuck it on an embankment, having to import material to construct the "dam" and bed level so it isn't too deep. I had a look at it recently with a view to moving, on a still day one certainly had to hang onto one's hat so what its like on a windy day like today is anyone's guess.
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Message 81223 - Posted: 14 Sep 2017, 10:03:48 UTC

Heard in a jingle on the radio:

R.O.C.K. ... the C is silent.

Uh, yes... but why then use it in places like this?
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Message 81249 - Posted: 14 Sep 2017, 21:10:00 UTC - in response to Message 81223.  

Heard in a jingle on the radio:

R.O.C.K. ... the C is silent.

Uh, yes... but why then use it in places like this?

But we could spell "rock":
roc
rok
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But we don't, beacos it's spelt "rock" - simple rool of Inglish a wurd is spelt as itt is spellt
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Message 81497 - Posted: 20 Sep 2017, 13:58:12 UTC
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Can a needful thing be a question?

*ask it before anyone says no*

For a birth certificate to be valid - does it have to have your full name in the readable format of: first; muddlemiddle; last (surname)? Or any combination that still includes them all beside one another in a row?

Mine doesn't - and suddenly - that's being made out to be a problem :[ There is my first and second name - only ... then my parents' full names, even my mother's maiden name - but no Me Me Meeeeeeee. Just Me Me and then Them Them Them.
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