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Out of the Blue

Well I did my best to help get the Mets off to a good start this season by expressing my dire pessimism for their prospects, and so far it has worked out better than I could have hoped. First off, they are six games above the .500 mark, and I'm pretty sure you could have found a lot of takers before the season willing to bet against their record being that good at any point this year. Also, the team's owners were able to settle their Madoff case. Then last night Johan Santana tossed the first no-hitter in team history, as in spite of some magnificent pitching over the years, most notably Tom Seaver, they were only one of two teams never to have pitched a no-hitter. Hat's off to classy Johan for his accomplishment.

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15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 3, 2012, 13:27 medusa[nyc]
 
the mets have finally beat the king kullen curse!!!  
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 3, 2012, 12:18 Agent.X7
 
Heh, I had a pair of goggles that looked like something out of a Riddick movie. Had to wear them when I slept and when I showered, but I ended up just wearing them all the time for a while since the light bothered me for a while.  
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 3, 2012, 12:14 kanniballl
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 3, 2012, 02:07:
kanniballl wrote on Jun 3, 2012, 01:52:
Also, the eyes were tender while wearing the "bandaid" contact lense.

Good god tell me about it. That's why I'm up right now, decided to hop on the internet to see if that was normal and lo and behold there's your post

I thought it was dryness but drops aren't helping... Feels like that contact is a rock in there. Didn't bother me this much the first night.

Yeh, I didn't feel that bad the first day... Maybe the meds, maybe because my eyes hadn't yet begun to heal

But those first couple of nights sucked. It's hard to sleep when your eyes hurt/burn/whatever as you close them.

I knew going in that PRK was going to have more of a healing curve than Lasik.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 3, 2012, 11:16 Sepharo
 
I wear a "shield" at night. Which is a clear plastic eye patch

They only gave me one shield for the "flap" eye but since that one doesn't bother me I'm more afraid of rubbing the other one with the bandage contact in the middle of the night. So I'm wearing the cheap wrap around sunglasses they gave me while I sleep to mitigate that a bit.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 3, 2012, 10:03 Cutter
 
Why aren't you wearing an eyepatch, Seph? One time in your life you have a legitimate reason to be wearing one and you're not? I'd totally be getting my pirate on!
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 3, 2012, 02:07 Sepharo
 
kanniballl wrote on Jun 3, 2012, 01:52:
Also, the eyes were tender while wearing the "bandaid" contact lense.

Good god tell me about it. That's why I'm up right now, decided to hop on the internet to see if that was normal and lo and behold there's your post

I thought it was dryness but drops aren't helping... Feels like that contact is a rock in there. Didn't bother me this much the first night.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 3, 2012, 01:52 kanniballl
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jun 2, 2012, 17:06:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jun 2, 2012, 14:16:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 2, 2012, 12:43:
Had laser eye surgery on Friday morning.

Lasek in one eye and Lasik in the other because of my dry eyes. Lasik is with the flap and Lasek is the surface treatment, the same laser was used and was a very quick painless process. I'm almost 20/20 already in the Lasik eye, a few more days and I'll be there. The Lasek eye has a medical contact on and is more of a week of recovery, that eye is currently pretty blurry but still probably not as bad as it was without my glasses before. I need to put a ton of eye drops in though... 4x steroid, 3x anti-bac, 1x anti-inflam and then artifical tears throughout the day as my eyes dry.

I'm still nervous about the end results but the doctor and his staff are extremely helpful.

Nice, I had Lasik on both eyes a couple of years ago. Best money I ever spent. I couldn't see the alarm clock in the morning without putting on my glasses, and now I am better than 20/20 in both eyes.

I was freaking out for a while too because I couldn't see very well afterwards, but it healed up nice. I'm sure yours will too.

Pretty much same experience for me, except I had PRK instead of Lasik. Better than 20/20 now too. Of course the doc said that my vision will still degrade as I get older, but I really couldn't care less. I haven't had to wear contacts or glasses since then (about 4 years ago now), and life is so much better

Hope it works out as well for you Seph!

Also had PRK about 5 years ago. Quite happy with it.

The idea of Lasik, with the flap there, really bothered me. So I opted for PRK.

Longer recovery time though; my boss had Lasik like 2 years after I had mine and only missed a day of work. I think she believes I was stretching my time off for it.

The only problem the few days of recovery. I was fine that day, but was SUPER light-sensitive for a few days after. Like, TV and computer were out of the question even with the brightness turned down. And I wore shades in the house. So it was just books-on-tape to keep me sane.

Also, the eyes were tender while wearing the "bandaid" contact lense.

 
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-Fry, Futurama
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2012, 23:26 Sepharo
 
I've been using the re-wetting drops like crazy... A 9 hour Max Payne 3 session dries the eyes out a bit

unrelated: Didn't know Blue had a thread lock ability... Is that a first time usage there? I see Riley had a bit of a meltdown.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2012, 19:55 1badmf
 
no hitter shouldn't have counted. beltran hit a ball down the 3rd base line that landed right on the chalk and was ruled foul. yet another ridiculous call by incompetent umps.

as john Mcenroe once said, "Didn't you see the chalk fly up?!?!" cuz it really did.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2012, 17:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jun 2, 2012, 14:16:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 2, 2012, 12:43:
Had laser eye surgery on Friday morning.

Lasek in one eye and Lasik in the other because of my dry eyes. Lasik is with the flap and Lasek is the surface treatment, the same laser was used and was a very quick painless process. I'm almost 20/20 already in the Lasik eye, a few more days and I'll be there. The Lasek eye has a medical contact on and is more of a week of recovery, that eye is currently pretty blurry but still probably not as bad as it was without my glasses before. I need to put a ton of eye drops in though... 4x steroid, 3x anti-bac, 1x anti-inflam and then artifical tears throughout the day as my eyes dry.

I'm still nervous about the end results but the doctor and his staff are extremely helpful.

Nice, I had Lasik on both eyes a couple of years ago. Best money I ever spent. I couldn't see the alarm clock in the morning without putting on my glasses, and now I am better than 20/20 in both eyes.

I was freaking out for a while too because I couldn't see very well afterwards, but it healed up nice. I'm sure yours will too.

Pretty much same experience for me, except I had PRK instead of Lasik. Better than 20/20 now too. Of course the doc said that my vision will still degrade as I get older, but I really couldn't care less. I haven't had to wear contacts or glasses since then (about 4 years ago now), and life is so much better

Hope it works out as well for you Seph!
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2012, 16:47 Cutter
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 2, 2012, 12:59:
Stay out of the light, wear sunglasses, and get off the computer!!!!

Carol Anne don't go into the light!

I wonder if this will help your Counter-Strike playing, Seph.
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2012, 14:16 Agent.X7
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 2, 2012, 12:43:
Had laser eye surgery on Friday morning.

Lasek in one eye and Lasik in the other because of my dry eyes. Lasik is with the flap and Lasek is the surface treatment, the same laser was used and was a very quick painless process. I'm almost 20/20 already in the Lasik eye, a few more days and I'll be there. The Lasek eye has a medical contact on and is more of a week of recovery, that eye is currently pretty blurry but still probably not as bad as it was without my glasses before. I need to put a ton of eye drops in though... 4x steroid, 3x anti-bac, 1x anti-inflam and then artifical tears throughout the day as my eyes dry.

I'm still nervous about the end results but the doctor and his staff are extremely helpful.

Nice, I had Lasik on both eyes a couple of years ago. Best money I ever spent. I couldn't see the alarm clock in the morning without putting on my glasses, and now I am better than 20/20 in both eyes.

I was freaking out for a while too because I couldn't see very well afterwards, but it healed up nice. I'm sure yours will too.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2012, 13:13 Sepharo
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 2, 2012, 12:59:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 2, 2012, 12:43:
Had laser eye surgery on Friday morning.

Lasek in one eye and Lasik in the other because of my dry eyes. Lasik is with the flap and Lasek is the surface treatment, the same laser was used and was a very quick painless process. I'm almost 20/20 already in the Lasik eye, a few more days and I'll be there. The Lasek eye has a medical contact on and is more of a week of recovery, that eye is currently pretty blurry but still probably not as bad as it was without my glasses before. I need to put a ton of eye drops in though... 4x steroid, 3x anti-bac, 1x anti-inflam and then artifical tears throughout the day as my eyes dry.

I'm still nervous about the end results but the doctor and his staff are extremely helpful.

Stay out of the light, wear sunglasses, and get off the computer!!!!

I already cleared the extended computer usage with the doc

Considering it's my job and hobby.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2012, 12:59 xXBatmanXx
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 2, 2012, 12:43:
Had laser eye surgery on Friday morning.

Lasek in one eye and Lasik in the other because of my dry eyes. Lasik is with the flap and Lasek is the surface treatment, the same laser was used and was a very quick painless process. I'm almost 20/20 already in the Lasik eye, a few more days and I'll be there. The Lasek eye has a medical contact on and is more of a week of recovery, that eye is currently pretty blurry but still probably not as bad as it was without my glasses before. I need to put a ton of eye drops in though... 4x steroid, 3x anti-bac, 1x anti-inflam and then artifical tears throughout the day as my eyes dry.

I'm still nervous about the end results but the doctor and his staff are extremely helpful.

Stay out of the light, wear sunglasses, and get off the computer!!!!
 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2012, 12:43 Sepharo
 
Had laser eye surgery on Friday morning.

Lasek in one eye and Lasik in the other because of my dry eyes. Lasik is with the flap and Lasek is the surface treatment, the same laser was used and was a very quick painless process. I'm almost 20/20 already in the Lasik eye, a few more days and I'll be there. The Lasek eye has a medical contact on and is more of a week of recovery, that eye is currently pretty blurry but still probably not as bad as it was without my glasses before. I need to put a ton of eye drops in though... 4x steroid, 3x anti-bac, 1x anti-inflam and then artifical tears throughout the day as my eyes dry.

I'm still nervous about the end results but the doctor and his staff are extremely helpful.
 
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