The Growing Old Kinda Sucks thread

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Re: The Growing Old Kinda Sucks thread

Post by BitterTom » 28 May 2019, 5:51pm

revbob wrote:
28 May 2019, 5:48pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 May 2019, 5:24pm
Marky Dread wrote:
28 May 2019, 5:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 May 2019, 3:06pm
I also bought yet another set of reading glasses, but stronger yet. That seems to be helping some, too. As freaked as I am about eye surgery (however many months down the road that'll be), by frustration with my declining vision is overruling that anxiety. I've always had excellent vision, and instead of a gradual decline it's all gone to shit in a year or so.
When I had my retina reattached over a year ago I must admit I was a little apprehensive. But it was painless and easy. I wish you every success buddy
Everyone tells me that cataract surgery is super quick and easy, but the idea of having my eye sliced is terrifying. I couldn't even watch the Boss take out her contacts.
Yeah I'm pretty sure I'll just end up going with glasses. I cant even put drops in my eyes or open them in the water
Every time I visit the optician, they try to convince me to contacts. Nope. For the reasons you brought up, I'm sticking to glasses.

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Re: The Growing Old Kinda Sucks thread

Post by Heston » 28 May 2019, 9:20pm

All the best Doc, I hope the op is quick and painless.
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Re: The Growing Old Kinda Sucks thread

Post by revbob » 28 May 2019, 9:33pm

Some 20 odd years ago my wife almost got laser eye surgery. Back then you pretty much had to go to Montreal to get it done, I believe it had been pioneered there. However some places here were starting to do it. The consultant in the US gave the green light. We went to Montreal for a second opinion and they advised against it as there was a good chance of complications of some sort but suggested checking back in 5 years or so. She never went back and just wears glasses.

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Re: The Growing Old Kinda Sucks thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 May 2019, 9:40pm

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Some 20 odd years ago my wife almost got laser eye surgery. Back then you pretty much had to go to Montreal to get it done, I believe it had been pioneered there. However some places here were starting to do it. The consultant in the US gave the green light. We went to Montreal for a second opinion and they advised against it as there was a good chance of complications of some sort but suggested checking back in 5 years or so. She never went back and just wears glasses.
The Boss did laser a few years ago. Went perfectly for her. She has reading glasses for really fine squinty stuff, but otherwise she doesn't need anything now. I was with her for the zapping and the asked if I wanted to be there in the room. I all but asked if they were high. Yeah, I want to hear crackle and smell burning coming from my wife's eyeballs.
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Post by Heston » 28 May 2019, 10:00pm

I got my eyelid sliced open a couple of years back. A bit uncomfortable but not terrible. My only operation other than having my adenoids out.
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Re: The Growing Old Kinda Sucks thread

Post by JennyB » 29 May 2019, 11:05am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 May 2019, 5:24pm
Marky Dread wrote:
28 May 2019, 5:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 May 2019, 3:06pm
I also bought yet another set of reading glasses, but stronger yet. That seems to be helping some, too. As freaked as I am about eye surgery (however many months down the road that'll be), by frustration with my declining vision is overruling that anxiety. I've always had excellent vision, and instead of a gradual decline it's all gone to shit in a year or so.
When I had my retina reattached over a year ago I must admit I was a little apprehensive. But it was painless and easy. I wish you every success buddy
Everyone tells me that cataract surgery is super quick and easy, but the idea of having my eye sliced is terrifying. I couldn't even watch the Boss take out her contacts.
SLICING UP EYEBALLS AH HA HA HO!

Can they sedate you?
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Re: The Growing Old Kinda Sucks thread

Post by Mimi » 29 May 2019, 11:13am

I've been wanting to get my eyes lasered for years, but you only have one set of eyes. If something goes wrong, you're fucked. It's not like getting a tramp stamp at 21 and fixing it at 30 after you've grown up and popped out a coupla kids. Back in the day, I could wear contacts before my eyes started reacting to the solution and the contacts stayed stuck to my eyeball. Sucks.

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Re: The Growing Old Kinda Sucks thread

Post by Marky Dread » 29 May 2019, 11:19am

JennyB wrote:
29 May 2019, 11:05am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 May 2019, 5:24pm
Marky Dread wrote:
28 May 2019, 5:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 May 2019, 3:06pm
I also bought yet another set of reading glasses, but stronger yet. That seems to be helping some, too. As freaked as I am about eye surgery (however many months down the road that'll be), by frustration with my declining vision is overruling that anxiety. I've always had excellent vision, and instead of a gradual decline it's all gone to shit in a year or so.
When I had my retina reattached over a year ago I must admit I was a little apprehensive. But it was painless and easy. I wish you every success buddy
Everyone tells me that cataract surgery is super quick and easy, but the idea of having my eye sliced is terrifying. I couldn't even watch the Boss take out her contacts.
SLICING UP EYEBALLS AH HA HA HO!

I kinda beat you to it JB further up the thread ''Just lie back put Debaser by the Pixies on and it'll all be over in no time''.
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Re: The Growing Old Kinda Sucks thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 May 2019, 11:30am

JennyB wrote:
29 May 2019, 11:05am
Can they sedate you?
No, they numb the eyes, as I understand it, but that's it. Everyone says it's super quick—like 30 seconds.
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Re: The Growing Old Kinda Sucks thread

Post by JennyB » 29 May 2019, 11:56am

Marky Dread wrote:
29 May 2019, 11:19am
JennyB wrote:
29 May 2019, 11:05am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 May 2019, 5:24pm
Marky Dread wrote:
28 May 2019, 5:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 May 2019, 3:06pm
I also bought yet another set of reading glasses, but stronger yet. That seems to be helping some, too. As freaked as I am about eye surgery (however many months down the road that'll be), by frustration with my declining vision is overruling that anxiety. I've always had excellent vision, and instead of a gradual decline it's all gone to shit in a year or so.
When I had my retina reattached over a year ago I must admit I was a little apprehensive. But it was painless and easy. I wish you every success buddy
Everyone tells me that cataract surgery is super quick and easy, but the idea of having my eye sliced is terrifying. I couldn't even watch the Boss take out her contacts.
SLICING UP EYEBALLS AH HA HA HO!

I kinda beat you to it JB further up the thread ''Just lie back put Debaser by the Pixies on and it'll all be over in no time''.
Damn - I must have missed that!
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Re: The Growing Old Kinda Sucks thread

Post by JennyB » 29 May 2019, 11:57am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 May 2019, 11:30am
JennyB wrote:
29 May 2019, 11:05am
Can they sedate you?
No, they numb the eyes, as I understand it, but that's it. Everyone says it's super quick—like 30 seconds.
Demand propophol, dammit!
Got a Rake? Sure!

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Re: The Growing Old Kinda Sucks thread

Post by Marky Dread » 29 May 2019, 12:12pm

JennyB wrote:
29 May 2019, 11:56am
Marky Dread wrote:
29 May 2019, 11:19am
JennyB wrote:
29 May 2019, 11:05am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 May 2019, 5:24pm
Marky Dread wrote:
28 May 2019, 5:14pm


When I had my retina reattached over a year ago I must admit I was a little apprehensive. But it was painless and easy. I wish you every success buddy
Everyone tells me that cataract surgery is super quick and easy, but the idea of having my eye sliced is terrifying. I couldn't even watch the Boss take out her contacts.
SLICING UP EYEBALLS AH HA HA HO!

I kinda beat you to it JB further up the thread ''Just lie back put Debaser by the Pixies on and it'll all be over in no time''.
Damn - I must have missed that!
Great minds and all that. :approve:
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Re: The Growing Old Kinda Sucks thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 May 2019, 12:14pm

JennyB wrote:
29 May 2019, 11:57am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 May 2019, 11:30am
JennyB wrote:
29 May 2019, 11:05am
Can they sedate you?
No, they numb the eyes, as I understand it, but that's it. Everyone says it's super quick—like 30 seconds.
Demand propophol, dammit!
I'm in favour of a medically induced coma.
Poonty, boloques, juffmunch, carpoo, snazellfonks.

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Re: The Growing Old Kinda Sucks thread

Post by Marky Dread » 29 May 2019, 12:15pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 May 2019, 12:14pm
JennyB wrote:
29 May 2019, 11:57am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 May 2019, 11:30am
JennyB wrote:
29 May 2019, 11:05am
Can they sedate you?
No, they numb the eyes, as I understand it, but that's it. Everyone says it's super quick—like 30 seconds.
Demand propophol, dammit!
I'm in favour of a medically induced coma.
Easy now. British politics is in a coma and look at the state of that.
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Re: The Growing Old Kinda Sucks thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 May 2019, 12:35pm

Marky Dread wrote:
29 May 2019, 12:15pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 May 2019, 12:14pm
JennyB wrote:
29 May 2019, 11:57am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 May 2019, 11:30am
JennyB wrote:
29 May 2019, 11:05am
Can they sedate you?
No, they numb the eyes, as I understand it, but that's it. Everyone says it's super quick—like 30 seconds.
Demand propophol, dammit!
I'm in favour of a medically induced coma.
Easy now. British politics is in a coma and look at the state of that.
I'm at the point where in 90% of situations I'd opt for sleeping until it's over.
Poonty, boloques, juffmunch, carpoo, snazellfonks.

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