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Those who are on the fence about whether to have this done should think hard about it. Truly life changing IMHO.
DW had laser surgery about 9 years ago; she had worn glasses all her life, and in fact had to put on glasses in order to see the clock when she woke up....now she can just about say "Oh, that one poor ant over there across the yard is limping".
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:52 PM   #122
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On the way home, she suddenly perked up and said "Oh, this is amazing." Her vision cleared up with the normal pressure, and she spent the rest of the afternoon covering first one eye, then the other. The difference was striking, as the operated eye, now cataract-free, sees more clearly and colors are much more vivid.
This was DW's experience with her cataract surgery also. An added benefit was that she stopped running into things with the car.

As far as me, at 74, there is no detectable cataract issues with my eyes. I must be lucky in that regard.
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Those who are on the fence about whether to have this done should think hard about it. Truly life changing IMHO.
That's what I thought, too!

In my case I waited until there was no choice about it, because my grandfather was 100% blind (white cane and all) after cataract surgery back in 1949, due to retinal detachments during his surgeries. Two of his sons also had retinal detachments. Because of this unfortunate family history, cataract surgery has terrified me to an irrational extent ever since I was a tiny tot. Luckily, surgical techniques (both for cataract surgery and for re-attaching retinas) have improved quite dramatically in the 56 years between his surgery and mine. Guess I should not have waited so long.

Anyway, the COLORS were mind boggling! I hadn't seen such colors for many years. I love being able to drive and walk without glasses. Medicare and my BCBS paid every last cent except for the eyedrops. It was like getting free Lasik surgery with free color enhancement too.
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DW had a follow-up check after yesterday's cataract surgery. They detected high pressure in the eyeball from swelling, and gave her some drops to reduce it.

On the way home, she suddenly perked up and said "Oh, this is amazing." Her vision cleared up with the normal pressure, and she spent the rest of the afternoon covering first one eye, then the other. The difference was striking, as the operated eye, now cataract-free, sees more clearly and colors are much more vivid.

I had the same experience five years ago, so I have to smile at what she's going through.

Those who are on the fence about whether to have this done should think hard about it. Truly life changing IMHO.
I had cataract surgery about six months after our kitchen was totally redone. My first reaction was omg these cabinets are not the nice cream color I thought I had picked—our kitchen is really really white! Fortunately I like the real color too but probably better to have let DH pick the shade of white at the time. 😄
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I had cataract surgery about six months after our kitchen was totally redone. My first reaction was omg these cabinets are not the nice cream color I thought I had picked—our kitchen is really really white! Fortunately I like the real color too but probably better to have let DH pick the shade of white at the time. 😄
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We had had our stainless steel dishwasher for over a year when I noticed what i thought was a scratch in the face of it.... I sat down on the floor to try to see if it was a gouge or just a blemish that I could rub away.... it looked more like a gouge so I kept working at it.... turns out that we never took the plastic film off the face of the dishwasher!
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we never took the plastic film off the face of the dishwasher!
I don't know when the previous owner of our condo had it installed, but DW just noticed and removed it from ours last week, and we've lived here over two years.
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I don't know when the previous owner of our condo had it installed, but DW just noticed and removed it from ours last week, and we've lived here over two years.
I've seen Amazon reviews where people complain about not being able to see through a face shield or similar and others explaining that it has a plastic protective sheet. Duh....
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Not that I'm aware, but at these temps they might have a frozen dinner back there somewhere, waiting to be heated up.
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I installed a new range and dishwasher today. A nightmare, but all's well that end's well.

Home Depot had said they'd install the range, but no go. So, at that point, I could make an appointment to have someone come, perhaps a delay of weeks, or do it myself.

Poorly written instructions were annoying, and the conversion of the range from natural gas to propane was tedious and tricky.

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The gas company is going to check my work tomorrow.
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We had had our stainless steel dishwasher for over a year when I noticed what i thought was a scratch in the face of it.... I sat down on the floor to try to see if it was a gouge or just a blemish that I could rub away.... it looked more like a gouge so I kept working at it.... turns out that we never took the plastic film off the face of the dishwasher!
Exactly the same thing happened to me today with our new dishwasher! I was just ready to call the store, when I realized the dotted line across the front was part of the plastic film.

So, I pulled off the film and got an early start on putting fingerprints on it.
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We finished watching the 2016 Summer Olympics. Wow, Usain Bolt sure can run fast.
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I'm impressed you managed to avoid spoilers all those months.
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Yesterday I received a package sent to our address but not to us. This happened about a month ago for the same person.

I found her and brought that package to her. I mentioned she needed to ensure her sender had the correct address. Called yesterday and left another message, she never called back.

Today I took it to the UPS store, they can't help other than giving me UPS customer service. After 15 minutes with the VRU an agent tells me they'll pick up the lady's package. I'm trying to figure out how to stop her sending me her stuff and never get a good answer.

I finally told the UPS guy, her next packages are going in the trash! I'm done fixing someone else's screwup! I guess if her packages don't get delivered she'll figure out the problem.
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