Nice! Good luck on the Bar.
Nice! Good luck on the Bar.
Ooh, well done, Mark! Good luck on the Bar, as well.
Btw, congratulations Ursa - another paid author among us. Excellent!
I have terrible trouble passing the bar myself. I have to stop and go in every time.
Excellent Mark. Good luck on the Bar.
Speaking of paid authors, has there been a Ty spotting lately?
He's been quiet here and on G+. I suspect a deadline may be looming.
Domino's and X-Box... nope, not off sick, just working in a media agency.
I appreciate the people here being willing and able to answer my off-topic questions. I am finally organizing my crafti-hoardi-ness hovel of an apartment into a shining diamond of a palace; trying to align my path in life toward something not totally a waste of my effort and hopefully even personally if not financially rewarding, or financially would be ok too. And in the process, I encounter unfinished projects and hopes for my home equipment and life that have become obstacles and deadweights because I don't know my way through them, and will probably have some more questions, so I hope it's ok if I can get some help when I need it. I'm not a huggy kind of person and not great putting words together sometimes, but I really am glad that you're all here and you know things I don't know. <3
I found a DSW gift card for $100 in my mess!
I woke up from a painfully strange dream 45 minutes late to move my car for street-sweeping restricted-parking day, ran down the street only to realize I had, when I could finally find a space last night and moved about 5 empty trash bins left by the curb, parked on the side of the street that was allowed. Thank you Dalai Lama! Nothing to worry about today!
signed for gym! (gotta lose some weight, I've went up to 83 kg this summer)
FUCK YEAH I PASSED THE ENTRANCE TEST FOR MEDICINE!!
sorry for the language but I'm overexcited
Today is the last day I will ever spend with both my malfunctioning natural eyeballs intact. At 7:45 a.m. Monday morning, I will have the lens in my right eye replaced with an artificial one. While I am really looking forward to see clearly again, I am not without some trepidation. It is the right decision, but there is no going back.
I took one last hike in the woods as a non-cyborg this morning. It is cool and sunny here, very nice day for it, but the experience was very impressionistic. Lots of soft blurry greens and browns, with great, sweeping shapes standing in for what used to be trees. The birdsong, and the constant thud-thud-thud of the ripe walnuts falling, remain the same as always. I did not spot any wild turkeys today, but then I had enough trouble doing that when I could see well. Wiley, well-camouflaged beasties, they are.
I'll probably spend one last soft fuzzy afternoon in the garden as well, back bent and nose in my work. The experience hasn't changed much with the cataracts. It's a comforting ritual.
I may not be online again for a while. It depends on how difficult it will be coping with having one eye corrected for distance and the other eye good only for close work when I'm in between surgeries. I get the first preview of how my new world will look on Tuesday morning when I go for the post-op exam and have the eye patch removed. After that...I'll see.
Yes, that was a deliberate pun. One must maintain one's admittedly low standards of humor in times of stress, no?
Best of luck Ursa - you have a bunch of buddies here rooting for you. Keep us posted.
All the best, Ursa. Here's to your speedy recovery and return to ever more excellent adventures!
Good luck on installing the newest edition of HD 3D eyes!
Ursa an Apple guy?
Fruit, yes. Apple, no.
iSee what you did there.
I'd say break a leg, but if they do that during cataract surgery something is very, very wrong. I hope all goes well and you get the best possible result.
Indeed, good luck.
Ursa - good luck and speedy recovery.
Thanks, everybody. I'm home after the first surgery, with a big ol' patch over my right eye, which is going to stay there until tomorrow morning when I go in for the post-op follow-up exam. I got a very brief chance to check out my vision in my right eye at the end of surgery before they slapped the patch on, but it wosn't all that impressive and I didn't expect it to be. At that point, my pupil was still dilated to the size of a dinner plate and unresponsive, and the optic nerve was mostly out of action due to the anaesthesia. I saw somebody's arm, and somebody's head and shoulders, and the surgical microscope, all looking very fuzzy and ghostly (yes,indeed, pupil aperture size and a working optic nerve are really important components of vision). Color definition seemed good (blue scrub caps against a sterile operating-room-white background. The world has become increasingly washed-out in the past couple of weeks, so I take this as a good sign.
My forehead is still numb, but I can feel my nose and my cheek again, and I'm starting to get that scratchy sand-grain-in-the-eye sensation that comes from the small surgical cut in the cornea. The nice folks at the surgical center immediately supplied me with strong black coffee upon request once I hit the recovery room. Peanut butter crackers, too. They all told me that I wouldn't be able to fit my glasses onto my face, but it turns out that they were wrong. They have to sit way down on my nose to avoid the bulge of the eye patch, but they will stay in place, and they do allow me to use my left eye to the best extent possible. I have no depth perception, of course, and I have to be very careful about setting things down or picking them up or navigating a flight of stairs, but it's all doable. So is sitting at the computer and typing. OK, this is really an effort too, but it sure beats sitting and staring at the wall.
I arrived right about 7:30 a.m. this morning, and was in the car headed home shortly after 9:00. Not too bad. It was the surgical equivalent of a pit stop.
And now I wait, very impatiently, to get the eye patch off tomorrow.
If you draw an eye on the bandage, then no-one will notice you had surgery (especially when you're wearing your glasses).
Oooh, yes! I think I'll do it in blue crayon, too. I've always wanted to have blue eyes, and have one blue eye is better than having none.
Five hours until the bandage comes off. It's all I can do to keep from ripping it off whenever my eyelid itches. Must...not...scratch...
I will not put this on a par with waterboarding, but it is a small form of torture.
Good luck Ursa,a few people i know have had this done and it seems fairly straight opp these days and the results have been good.I now have to wear glasses which are annoying but cataracts are a whole different ball game so hopefully you will have new lease on life,and yes i will be praying for you.
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