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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:05 am

Hi folks.

Just letting everyone know my computer time is going to be limited for a few days. I'm going to be catching up on sleep, then on Friday morning I'm going to have surgery, after which I'll be resting my eyes for a couple of days...and shopping for real sunglasses, since I'll be able to see without glasses (which I've been using for over 21 years now).

Three cheers for LASIK!


Oh, and watch out for the purple worms!

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Post by RustyDios on Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:36 am

Good luck with the laser treatment The Amethyst Dragon...

And where can we find these Purple Worms ?...

Anyone got any idea?
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Post by Ra Cha Chongo on Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:14 am

Grats, good luck, and all that jazz. I've heard great things about that LASIK stuff, like vision ending up at 20/10 (which is being able to see twice as well as normal for all you non-glasses peoples Razz ).

Have fun and take care! Very Happy
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Post by MannyJabrielle on Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:39 am

Hope it all goes smoothly Smile

Enjoy the rest, The Amethyst Dragon, and may there be many cookies for the convalescence Very Happy
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Post by daveyeisley on Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:26 am

See ya when ya get back, The Amethyst Dragon Smile

Grats on the Lasik, and thanks for the big purple maggots Razz
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Post by Svair on Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:23 pm

I hope and am sure the surgery goes well. And the glasses that come with it are totally awesome.
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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:54 pm

Surgery put off for a week. Evil or Very Mad

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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:28 pm

LASIK done. I can see better than before. Can't read for crap until my eyes adjust. Maybe sometime tomorrow. Yes, I can type without looking at the keys.

I'll be back online in the near future.

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Post by Eric of Atrophy on Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:57 pm

Congrats to you, Mr. Dragon! May your eyeballs heal up and see all that is wondrous in this world!
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Post by daveyeisley on Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:57 pm

Grats The Amethyst Dragon Smile I am sure you will get better soon, and love your newfound visual acuity!
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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:39 am

Day of surgery:

Valium was my friend...it's the only thing that made me calm enough for them to mess with my eyes. And it made me realize one of the reasons I don't drink alcohol (I like my coordination intact).

A little bit of prep work (plugging up tear ducts, numbing eyedrops). Then the surgery. I was really hoping one of the side effects of the Valium would happen, but it hasn't (yes, I would prefer not to remember the procedure). Neutral

Left the place with better vision, but it was "foggy", as if there were a film over my eyes. Slight improvement over the rest of the day.

Day after surgery:

Woke up this morning. After eye drops (which I have to take every 30 minutes), I can see much better. I'm not really supposed to be using the computer yet. Razz I'd say my distance vision is already as good as it was when I got glasses back in 6th grade. Close-up vision is improving to the point I can now read text on a piece of paper.

Overall summary: Damn...a guy that can't stand anything touching his eyes, and can't stand eyedrops...just had his corneas cut open, partially vaporized with a laser, closed up, and hopefully won't have to wear any prescription glasses until he needs reading glasses in his late forties.

I'm going out Monday to buy some real sunglasses. Smile

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Post by Elhanan on Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:31 am

From a player that would enjoy going BACK to his late forties, I offer a huge congrats and best of luck!
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Post by daveyeisley on Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:13 pm

Woohooo!!! The Dragon actually has True Sight now!!! Razz Razz Razz

Very Happy cheers Behold!
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Post by Amilmar Te'fenocen on Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:38 pm

Congrats, Amethyst!

Me just glad that I don't need LASIK or glasses... yet Razz
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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:58 am

My vision isn't fully back to what is was with glasses yet (that can take weeks), and I have to use eyedrops constantly for a while, but it was so worth the $2000 and the enduring the surgery while conscious.

And I invested in a pair of real sunglasses. I would have gone with a pair of Ray-bans, but I have young kids, so I went with something more sturdy. The Amethyst Dragon be sportin' the Oakleys. Cool

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Post by RustyDios on Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:33 pm

Congrats on the eye-surgery The Amethyst Dragon , it's something I'll never have the courage to do... and plus .. I'm actually rather fond of my specs!
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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:02 pm

RustyDios wrote:Congrats on the eye-surgery The Amethyst Dragon , it's something I'll never have the courage to do... and plus .. I'm actually rather fond of my specs!
Valium (10 mg) was my friend for an hour or so that day...

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Post by RayvenNightkind on Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:02 am

Grats The Amethyst Dragon! Good to hear all went well. I have been thinking about saving my pennies for the surgery myself. Some days I hate glasses.
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Post by Elhanan on Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:20 pm

RayvenNightkind wrote:Grats The Amethyst Dragon! Good to hear all went well. I have been thinking about saving my pennies for the surgery myself. Some days I hate glasses.

*chokes* Too much info! Really! There may be children on these forums....

Oh! Pennies! nevermind.... Embarassed
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Post by RayvenNightkind on Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:29 pm

Elhanan wrote:
RayvenNightkind wrote:Grats The Amethyst Dragon! Good to hear all went well. I have been thinking about saving my pennies for the surgery myself. Some days I hate glasses.

*chokes* Too much info! Really! There may be children on these forums....

Oh! Pennies! nevermind.... Embarassed

lol! oh, that's just awful, hehe affraid
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Post by Eric of Atrophy on Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:58 pm

Elhanan wrote:
RayvenNightkind wrote:Grats The Amethyst Dragon! Good to hear all went well. I have been thinking about saving my pennies for the surgery myself. Some days I hate glasses.

*chokes* Too much info! Really! There may be children on these forums....

Oh! Pennies! nevermind.... Embarassed
That was a good one, Elhanan! As far as children on the forum ... aren't we all? I dunno 'bout y'all, but some days I have the mental acumen of a 10-year-old. (So my son is never short on a playmate!)
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Post by RayvenNightkind on Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:00 pm

Oh indeed Eric, indeed! clown
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Post by Puddle McGlum on Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:37 pm

Oakleys Huh? Hmmm, I'm a vintage 1940'2 Ray-Bans kinda girl myself,they made it through the second world war and now don my own face...Smile
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