Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:21 PM
Man, it sucks getting old!
Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:29 PM
I too am getting old...but I make up for it by being slow.
p.s. rippled trumps detached....but then my glass is half full.
Edited by cdlaine, 28 June 2011 - 07:29 PM.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:54 PM
"Getting old ain't for sissies"
Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:06 PM
Keeping an eye out for you... lol
Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:00 PM
Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:08 PM
One of the guys I work with just had the repair operation done for the second time (one per eye), he's 56yo, a drag racer and welder. Both of these activities may have contributed but he's had 100% success.
His surgery was out patient and he missed about a week of work each time because they wanted him to take it easy, I'm sharing this because he has had 100% success in both eyes and I would think you'd like to hear something good about it at this point.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:44 PM
Get well soon, man.. eye issues suck.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 11:02 PM
John offered some great advice. Keep on top of it! I have diabetic retinopathy and went from 20/10 vision to 20/200 in my usable eye in about three years. I had the retina torn in my right eye during a vitrechtomy procedure, one of three I've had along with 18 laser procedures, which basically destroyed my night vision. As a result, I lost my career of 25 years as a photojournalist. You should have your eyes checked at least twice a year by an ophthalmologist. Don't mess around, stay on top of it and good luck.
Posted 29 June 2011 - 06:26 AM
I noticed at a rehearsal last night playing timpani, where I had a small score, I had trouble with a line that contained a number of C and B flat notes together...they all looked the same unless I closed my right eye...looked like a pirate....Arrrgh.
One of the joys of getting
Posted 29 June 2011 - 07:24 AM
Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:32 PM
I still see well enough to drive, but for how much longer, no one seems to know. It affects everyone differently.
Good luck with your vision...one never realizes how precious it is until it starts slipping away!
Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:38 PM
Might want to review some of the latest results in stem cell
research...check out the majors...Jules Stein / Doheny eye....
Bascom, SUNY.... much corneal progress being made off shore
Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:52 PM
Posted 30 June 2011 - 01:17 AM
Posted 30 June 2011 - 03:11 AM
See an endocrinologist and get help bringing the diabetes under control and seek help immediately for the sudden change in vision. It's not a 'good' symptom, Robb. I like you man, please go see a doctor - like yesterday!
... and I hope I've spooked you into seeking some help!
Edited by Purdie Shuffle, 30 June 2011 - 03:15 AM.
Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:11 PM
But not to worry, Those episodes 4 and 3 years ago, almost to the date and during the summer when I was driving an unairconditioned school bus in Texas heat for summer school. I would come home from work and would gulp down nearly a pitcher of iced tea ... sweetened with sugar. First time I suspected the tea thing and the second summer confirmed it along with some help from Kevin O'Connor and a couple of eye doctor friends locally.
Now I drink green tea with Splenda, Coke Zero and LOTS of water daily. I go through 2 cases of 35 bottles of water a week. Diet and exercise are also part of the program. Now all I get is just the age related floaters although I do need a new script for glasses or contacts.
When I said not so well controlled earlier I meant in regards to steady meds although I'm sure I'll have to get on to those at my next check up.
But hey, thanks for caring!!!
Posted 30 June 2011 - 11:00 PM
John is right. Stay on top of it. My vision slowly went downhill over a three year period and ended my 25 year career as a newspaper shooter. Went from 20/10 to 20/200 and it's been three years since I drove and I won't ever again.
Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:30 AM
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