To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Why thanks!!! It will get a lot easier once I don't have to have the text enlargement turned on, and the "blobs" which appear to float in my field of vision gone ;-) Fortunately, Engineering has come to the rescue, with made to order, lens implants which are held in place by 2 curved spring wires, simultaneously centering the implant in the lens capsule, and acting as a framework for the body to permanently hold them in place. Supposedly, one's vision comes back to near perfect (I get measured tomorrow for the aforementioned implants). I did, however ask the MD why cataracts at my age, as I consider myself rather young to get them, and his response was "because" LOL...evidently these things can happen at just about any age, and they can go from nothing to bad in a really short time, as happened to me. What is most irritating is the stupid disorientation which comes because of the vast difference in sight between the eyes, and the difference in signals between the eyes and ears, not to mention the problems working with computers, or even reading... Yes I know that they will soon be gone with a couple of 15-20 min procedures, and my sight will be even better than before (kind of a "gimme" from the MD, who knows that for a former Comml pilot and Aeronautical Engineer, one is kind of vain about one's vision [vain, evil grin] and even though this won't give me my FAA medical back, it will allow me to discharge the various examples of extraordinary Design Engineering, tooland die making, machining, heat treating, and metal finishing previously d3monstrated by several Northeast Military Armories, without worry as to any embarrassment as to their accuracy caused by gwmoore ;-). This is good enough for me, and should keep me out of trouble for an indefinite period, as said examples require repairs, unobtrusive modifications ( for accuracy's sake, natchz), and the custom reloading of ammunition to cause to best possible accuracy. Since I have a duplicate of some of these examples, some machine work will be required, and once I can see, it will be time to demonstrate my dormant skills with the lathe, drill press, and Bridgeport Mill, as learned from various skilled tool and die men and modelmakers in aerospace....(who wants just one caliber, eh?)...... besides, I want to build one FINE bench rest example, caliber yet to be determined.....a lot of machining will be required.
Anyhow, my new fine sight will be well used, and since I already have a place which happens to possess the machine tools above, the future looks great ;-).......
Thanks, Rob't for welcoming me back, I will attempt to keep up with this as long as my eyes hold out and the screen mag works.. it's only 2 weeks until eye one (L) so I figure I can put up with the problem that long..
Keep the Faith for Freedom
Greg the Merciless
posted on 07/11/2005 4:47:45 PM PDT
(As the manual for the Russian Nagant Reolver states" Target Practice' At the Deserter , FIRE".)
I know lens implants are supposed to be all the rage...but I just don't have the faith yet to go under the knife...
Let me know how it turns out?
posted on 07/11/2005 5:10:24 PM PDT
(Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it." --C. S. L)
Good luck to you Greg, good luck to you.
posted on 07/11/2005 7:06:57 PM PDT
((Chincoteague, VA) Surgeon General Warning: Sewing machines are known to cause broken ankles)
It will be so good to have you back, Greg! Sounds like everything is going as planned. Keep up the good work.
posted on 07/11/2005 7:16:39 PM PDT
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