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    Old 01-13-2007, 10:59 PM   #106
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    Re: cataract surgery

    Luckily I have my son to take me to my surgery and wait for me. My follow up apt. will be later that afternoon, so he'll take me to that as well. I'm not even telling my ex when I'm having the surgery.
    I'm really hoping the combo does the trick for me. Not having clear vision on any level is really frustrating. I've been wearing my readers a lot lately and I hate it.
    I'm not diabetic, and am in basically good health. No clue as to why I developed cataracts at a younger age (39). They came on quickly. Within a year of being diagnosed, I've had to have surgery. One of the causes of the type of cataract I have is exposure to chemicals (so the literature says). The only thing I can think of is that about a year before I was diagnosed I was in a car accident and the air bag deployed. I had the powder residue in my eyes for a few days, burning, etc. So my thinking is that maybe the chemical from that is the cause of my problems now. Just a guess on my part. I do think the stress of this nasty divorce has hastened the progress of this other cataract.
    I really hope that I have clear vision quickly. I'm looking at having to take on a second job and I can't do that if I can't see properly.
    Anyway, keeping my fingers, toes, eyes, and anything else that can cross crossed.
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    Old 01-13-2007, 11:36 PM   #107
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    Re: cataract surgery

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    Anyway, keeping my fingers, toes, eyes, and anything else that can cross crossed.
    LOL! That's the spirit!
    The reason it may take awhile to see better is that the brain has to learn to interpret the kinds of information coming through a lens that is quite different from what you had before.
    Getting prescription readers can help that process.

     
    Old 01-14-2007, 04:23 AM   #108
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    We're With You in Spirit, Sore Feet.

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    LOL! That's the spirit!
    The reason it may take awhile to see better is that the brain has to learn to interpret the kinds of information coming through a lens that is quite different from what you had before.
    Getting prescription readers can help that process.
    SeriousPerson is right, only don't forget you usually have to wait at least 4 wks, they may forget to tell you, because vision will be fluctuating. Mine still does, 3/4 of a yr later. A lot of people just get readers from a dollar store to tide them over until they're stabilized.

    I don't blame you at all for not telling the X when surgery is. He might insert himself somehow. I read that doctors pay better attention to women whose husbands are interested. Mine pays the bills, seems to enjoy that because I guess it represents power, but that was all, and I probably got the wrong implants but now I'm hearing some people have trouble with the multifocals too. The good news is, my hubby of 50 yrs stayed home all day yesterday, Saturday. We hadn't had a roast in a while, so that must have been the bait. He even took apart the kitchen sink and fixed it. Still don't know what will happen if I get temporarily unable to drive. For one thing, I'll stock up on meats that we haven't had in a while, good thing we didn't, only I don't have much extra space.

    It's Marie's m.o., in "Everybody Loves Raymond" on TV. Nasty old Frank is totally dependent on her for his every bite. He's horrible. The two sons even say so, and tease him sometimes.

     
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