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Wish Me Luck, Surgery Today
self | May29, 2012 | swampsniper

Posted on 05/29/2012 2:29:21 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER

Cataract surgery at 7:45 this morning, I've put it off as long as I can. They will work on my right eye today.


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KEYWORDS: cataract; surgery
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1 posted on 05/29/2012 2:29:34 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Getting the lens implant ?
My neighbor just had it done to one eye. Claims he doesn’t need glasses on that one.
Will be thinking of you.


2 posted on 05/29/2012 2:34:34 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I just had cataract surgery on both eyes and can now see without glasses. The surgery was a piece of cake and I noticed a dramatic improvment. The only problem was when I only had one eye that was corrected, it made it difficult to see out of both eyes. I opted for the simple lenses so I will need reading glasses but it was much cheaper that way.

Best of luck!

SF


3 posted on 05/29/2012 2:41:46 AM PDT by SwampFoxOfVa
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To: Vinnie
Doctor told me I can get decent long range vision, will need reading glasses.

I'll take what I can get, LOL

4 posted on 05/29/2012 2:42:40 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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Hope you see better soon... (Prayers up!)


5 posted on 05/29/2012 2:47:16 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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Good luck


6 posted on 05/29/2012 2:50:35 AM PDT by TLEIBY308 (Keep yer powder dry and watch yer top Knot.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Reading glasses is no big deal. Count your blessings, and good luck!


7 posted on 05/29/2012 2:51:44 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Best of luck. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


8 posted on 05/29/2012 2:52:32 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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I’ll certainly pray for you, SWAMPSNIPER. My dad wished he had gotten his done earlier. It was quick and direct, he had no complications and it was a major improvement. That was fifteen years ago, and the techniques have only improved. Our physicians and medical people are a marvel, and I thank God for them every day.

That said, no procedure is fun, and you will have our prayers for your comfort, success, and swift recovery.


9 posted on 05/29/2012 2:56:00 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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Best of Luck. You’ll do fine.


10 posted on 05/29/2012 2:56:19 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Best of wishes. If you are having a simple lens replacement with no other issues, the operation is very easy and quick. You will see amazingly better almost immediately.


11 posted on 05/29/2012 3:04:02 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

"..at least you don't have to put up with the flying Zippaloni Brothers heavy equipment operators like I did....you'll be fine and seeing much better soon"

12 posted on 05/29/2012 3:04:48 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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You’ll pull through just fine. God Speed snapshot genius.


13 posted on 05/29/2012 3:06:08 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Listen to your doctors.


14 posted on 05/29/2012 3:08:26 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Prayers being offered up to GOD in heaven for your perfect recovery sniper.


15 posted on 05/29/2012 3:12:55 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Onward and upward! Good luck to you and prayers up!


16 posted on 05/29/2012 3:15:23 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Prayers for a swift and successful procedure.


17 posted on 05/29/2012 3:15:40 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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You’ll be fine...enjoy the improved eye sight.


18 posted on 05/29/2012 3:18:11 AM PDT by maineman (BC EAGLES FAN)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
i'll be thinking about you today.

Prayers for successful procedure and swift recovery. God bless you.

19 posted on 05/29/2012 3:19:17 AM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: Joe Boucher

Someone else is gonna have to take the night shift today, tell JimRob I’m probably gonna sleep for a change.


20 posted on 05/29/2012 3:19:17 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

To many people in charge now. You will be fine. Let us know the Eagle you take in. :^)


21 posted on 05/29/2012 3:26:06 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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Swampy... prayers for your 110% success and super fast recovery. I’ll be sending good wishes and thoughts your way ALL DAY!! Hugs and air kisses! Mom


22 posted on 05/29/2012 3:31:23 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Just think! You’ll be able to see how wonderful your photography is.


23 posted on 05/29/2012 3:38:37 AM PDT by Jemian
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My prayers have been spoken for a successful, and excitement-free surgery!


24 posted on 05/29/2012 3:39:51 AM PDT by NonLinear (Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.)
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May it go well.


25 posted on 05/29/2012 3:43:03 AM PDT by Yaelle
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You’ll be fine. In and out in 15 minutes. I had both of mine replaced back in 2009. It’s not a big deal, it’s routine. Actually, they don’t put you to sleep. You are there but not there if you know what I mean. I could hear them talking as they were doing mine. It’s wierd. Oh well. good luck, you’ll be just fine.


26 posted on 05/29/2012 4:05:52 AM PDT by Axelsrd
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Everyone I know who has had it in the last few years is amazed at how much better they can see.

I wish you luck and hope everything is fine , as I am sure it will be.

Happy vision.


27 posted on 05/29/2012 4:15:16 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Luck not needed, just the Lord’s care. You put this off, but you will be so happy when it’s done and you can see to photograph those stunning pictures even better.


28 posted on 05/29/2012 4:22:00 AM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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Good Luck and God Bless! Enjoy the results after you mend.


29 posted on 05/29/2012 4:22:51 AM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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Good Luck and God Bless! Enjoy the results after you mend.


30 posted on 05/29/2012 4:23:03 AM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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You will be amazed and impressed with the result—and eager to get the second eye done.


31 posted on 05/29/2012 4:34:05 AM PDT by Nepeta
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
Good luck to our very own FReeper SWAMPSNIPER.

Florida Freeper


32 posted on 05/29/2012 4:40:03 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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You'll be sniping in the swamps in no time.

Any eye surgery is scary as h*ll, though.

33 posted on 05/29/2012 4:40:48 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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Don’t worry about the surgery. It really is quick, with practically no pain later. I had both eyes done in 2008, and went from lifelong myopia to normal distance vision, although now I will always have to use reading glasses for ordinary print. The doctor tells me that the lenses may eventually get deposits that will need to be removed by laser, but no sign of that yet. My eyes were also very light-sensitive for some months after the operations.

Best wishes to you, and enjoy your restored vision.


34 posted on 05/29/2012 4:47:11 AM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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Prayers and best wishes!


35 posted on 05/29/2012 4:51:34 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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Good luck!!!


36 posted on 05/29/2012 4:57:42 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

It is a breeze, just don’t go for new glasses to soon, and there might be a film that develops a few weeks or months down the road, they zap it off with the laser, and it is painless. Had both done. And both developed film, even though they were done 11 years apart. The new technology is so far advanced than it was a decade ago...worse thing is all those drops you have to use.

Have your regular Optometrist do the refraction as often ophthalmologist get it wrong, it is not their field after all.


37 posted on 05/29/2012 5:02:23 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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Prayers up


38 posted on 05/29/2012 5:03:16 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Elizabeth Warren, 1st Cherokee on the Mayflower?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’m sure this surgery will go amazingly well, and that you’ll be as delighted with the results as everyone else I’ve known has been. :)


39 posted on 05/29/2012 5:03:33 AM PDT by The Duke
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You’ll be back at FR in no time flat.

Cheers !


40 posted on 05/29/2012 5:05:17 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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Good Luck


41 posted on 05/29/2012 5:08:06 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

BTW if you wear glasses to correct astigmatism, just remove the lens that they do the surgery on and you will still be able to see to do most things, even drive. That is what we did with mine, until it was healed enough for a new RX. And NO they do not correct for astigmatism with cataract implants. I’m still in multi-focals for that.

And see the Optometrist on Thursday for a new set of lenses....that is the weird part for me I need stronger glasses each year on fixed implants. But then again I have Fibromyalgia and that is one of the reasons behind needing yearly new RX’s as the eye muscles are impacted by it.


42 posted on 05/29/2012 5:08:23 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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My Dad had cataract surgery on both eyes.Both procedures went off without a hitch.You'll be fine! Just make sure you follow the doctor's post op instructions to the letter.
43 posted on 05/29/2012 5:08:58 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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good luck!
please check in with us as soon as you can.


44 posted on 05/29/2012 5:09:27 AM PDT by mom4kittys (See you in another life, brotha)
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Good luck and God Bless.


45 posted on 05/29/2012 5:11:39 AM PDT by Ueriah
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

If you’re ready for the surgery, you’re already through the toughest part. The tests and prep work were far worse. Howver, it is not unusual for the cataracts to return after a while, so this may not be your last visit.

Good luck and keep us posted.


46 posted on 05/29/2012 5:19:36 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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You will love it.


47 posted on 05/29/2012 6:40:15 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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By now you’re probably done, with a bandage over your right eye. I had both of mine done in my late 30s, with excellent results. When the bandage is removed, you’ll be amazed at how bright and clear everything is, and you’ll be back to normal in no time!


48 posted on 05/29/2012 6:52:31 AM PDT by Freestate316
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My 89 year old mother just had her second eye done. Its a snap.


49 posted on 05/29/2012 7:33:13 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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You’re in my prayers...


50 posted on 05/29/2012 7:36:17 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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