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  1. RedAkston's Avatar
    So there is very little pain, now just more of a discomfort. With the gas bubble, my vision in my eye is interesting to say the least. Had an appointment yesterday and so far so good, but there's still a long way to go. I'll know more in another couple of weeks.
  2. Pippi Longstock's Avatar
    Hoping everything turns out great. Take good care.
  3. Old 'N Chill's Avatar
    Hoping your pain subsides soon, and you have a successful surgery and full recovery. Please take care.
  4. Serenity's Avatar


    Thinking of you Red. Hoping for a speedy recovery. xx
  5. Rogue Valley's Avatar
    I can empathize. Had both eyes operated on as a youngster.

    Wishing you a speedy and total recovery Red.
  6. Lovebug's Avatar
    Permission to call you out if you praise Nancy. Good luck and speedy recovery.
  7. Excon's Avatar
    Hope all is fine.
  8. vesper's Avatar
    Red did they make you stay awake like they do when they remove cataracts? Because that sucks. At that point you are praying that this doctor cutting on your eye got a good nights sleep and wasn't out partying the night before. No doubt you will have eye drops to put into your eye. Hope you are a straight shooter. After cataract surgery I had two bottles of eye drops to use and was a lousy shot. Hope you everything comes out for the good.
  9. calamity's Avatar
    I have noticed your eye kind of wandering lately.



    Get well soon, Red.
  10. Risky Thicket's Avatar
    Vision issue humor to make you feel better.

    One night in Vietnam we were set up at a choke point expecting NVA to wade through high elephant grass across a shallow bay. We were all quiet and waiting. Sometime in the early morning hours, we saw a faint glint reflect out in the elephant grass.

    I don't remember why but the lieutenant was over near my position. He whispered to two guys to slip through the darkness and into the elephant grass to check. It was pitch dark.

    One of the guys, named Rayfus, told the lieutenant he couldn't do it. The LT in an incredulous whisper said, "What? You can't do it? Why the f*ck not?"

    Rayfus: Something's wrong with my eyes, sir.

    LT: Something's wrong with your eyes? What the f*ck? What's wrong with your eyes that you can't move out into that grass?"

    Rayfus: I can't see doing it.

    Everyone nearby brokeout in raucous laughter and hoots. Rayfus lost his stripes that night.

    I hope that gave you a chuckle, brother. You're going to be fine.
  11. Risky Thicket's Avatar
    Quick recovery to you, Red. Why did they wait when they knew you had a retinal tear? I has a retinal tear several years ago and they sent me to a whatever you call and an eyeball surgeon. He used a laser to repair the tear. It was a couple of days before I was back to my same old used to be. After that it has been just fine.

    I hope you'll be done with it all soon.
  12. RedAkston's Avatar
    Pain, it sucks, but it's also temporary. I'm 4 hours post surgery and the numbness has completely worn off. I'll be popping Ibuprofen like candy it appears. I have a follow-up appointment way too early again tomorrow, but will know more as to if this is going to be a success or not. Sleeping (or an attempt to) is going to be interesting. I can't see myself sleeping for 5-6 hours at a time. I'm betting that the next week or so will be a series of short lived naps as I have to keep my head down and use what is essentially a massage chair.

    More to come...
  13. Elvira's Avatar
    Hoping you have a successful surgery and a speedy recovery!
  14. bubbabgone's Avatar
    Ask for the good stuff.
    If you play this right there's a first place in the America's Funniest Home Video weekly award in your future.
  15. WillyPete's Avatar
    Best of luck!

    They seem to have eyes pretty well figured out these days. My dad had a similar procedure recently, and apart from the first few days of discomfort and the endless eye drops, it went very well.

    Hope they give you the good stuff! Maybe you'll see some big ***** mermaids doing some of that lesbian ****!
  16. RedAkston's Avatar
    So I woke up way too early to be driven to the surgery center in the dark. They've completed check-in and my eyes are dilating. Some woman is upset that the coffee machine is disabled due to some virus named after a Mexican beer that got it's big break in China (do we want to live in a world where free coffee does not exist?).

    Totally random thoughts:

    The sun is almost up but its it's overcast currently.

    Why do we park in a driveway and drive on a parkway?

    How do so many people not understand the difference between their, they're, there and that Epstein didn't kill himself?

    The death of Grumpy Cat makes the world a darker place.

    More later...
  17. trixare4kids's Avatar
    Wishing you well, and I will pray for your healing.
    My son had a detached retina from playing Rugby in college. He successfully had it reattached and some twenty years later hasn't had any degeneration or worsening of his eyesight.

    Good luck tomorrow...
    I know you don't need to be out there with all this coronavirus crud going on, but sometimes we have to do what we have to do.
    I had a gallstone in a bile duct removed yesterday at the hospital. My doctor is trying to postpone a needed gallbladder extraction which would require an over night stay, but my gallbladder seems to be talking back. I hope I can hold off, but enough about me. I mention all this because I totally empathize with you.

    Good luck tomorrow, Red.
  18. Logician Man's Avatar
    Good Luck Red. Hope all goes well, and your recovery is quick, complete, and successful.
  19. OldFatGuy's Avatar
    Hope it all goes smoothly for you, with the least possible amount of pain, suffering and embarrassment. At least you won't have to be standing and walking around with one of those gowns that leave your rear end hanging out in the wilderness.
  20. charliebrown's Avatar
    absolutely do not agree with the repeal of the 17th amendment. There are 50 states in this nation and no matter how small, our how large the state is, there should be an intellectual equal say in our government works.
    Our government is failing because we are failing. We are failing to stand up to our government. We are failing to educate ourselves about this government. We are falling within our states to support our citizenry and diverting to much power to our federal government.
    We should not start ripping up the work of art that has been the beacon of light for governments throughout the world. We should stand up on a local and state level and take more of the responsibilities that have been abdicated to the federal government.
    If special interest had to influence every state senator instead of every federal senator to get things accomplished, it would be more difficult to do so. If they had to influence local politicians instead of state politicians, the task would become more difficult yet again.
    We have the ability to communicate and get news in near real time, we look at every problem to be solved at a national level and most problems are not nationalized. As long as we want our Federal government to become bigger and more powerful, we will continue to have horrible government.
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