Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Over_30_Writers_Club, Aug 14, 2006.
I love my panic attack meds. I don't like the panic attacks though.
So Mom says "Don't buy the ticket on a weekend, the price is cheaper in the middle of the week. Try Tuesday." So instead of getting the $600 ticket, I wait until Tuesday. That ticket is now $750. Thanks, Mom.
I also have happy pills. Antidepressants and antipsychotics.
The last time I had bloodwork done, it came back a false positive for lupus. Though, that was several years ago. I haven't had a physical in an age and have no current plans to get one.
You better hope that stays false, there. Lupus sucks Hutt slime on a regular basis.
Only way to be sure is to not ever get bloodwork again.
Yep, what you don't know won't hurt you...I think.
I got an email saying the lab results are in. I am supposed to go to some computer portal, sign in and get the results. They give me the code, but I can't get in. So I figure maybe I had checked in before and changed my password. So I click on the Having Trouble Signing In link. I do everything it says and the site freezes up. Come on, I just want to know if I am deathly sick or not. So I call the office and get voicemail and ask them to call me with the results. Why can't anything be easy?
Then I went to my son's school's website to check on his grades, but I can't find the password I wrote down on a piece of paper. So now I am locked out of that site until I talk to the office to get this squared away.
Then my office IT person spent an hour on my computer trying to figure out why I can't get the office wifi. It turns out I needed some windows update to work with the updated wifi system we got in two weeks ago.
Computers are not my friend today.
The doctor's office called. It looks like it was a false alarm. My new tests indicate proper liver function. The doctor said the first bad results could be stress related. That is a load off my mind.
Hooray for proper liver function!
I had an eye appointment today for just a routine check-up and new glasses. And when I went into the room to do the air-puff test, I thought of all of our complaints about that test, and how the doctor uses it as a toy just to watch you squirm. My prescription did change, so in two weeks, I'll have new glasses and seeing better. I also found out that any further surgery to correct my strabismus is wholly unnecessary, so I'm going to look into vision therapy (local), because my eyes don't work well together.
On the plus side, the optometrist looked like Noah Wyle during his Dr. Carter days on ER!
I like the air-puff test. Sure, I jerk, too, but my eyes always feel so good afterwards (I wear contacts 24 hrs a day for days at a time, so the puff against contact-less eyes is so refreshing).
Isn't the air puff test to check for glacoma? LOL! You can tell we are in the Over 30 thread because we are all complaining about our health. Hey, any 20-something lurkers...don't laugh. You'll be here in time complaining about having to take a colonoscopy and saying "Kid's nowadays have it easy!".
I just had my eyes examined several days ago and guess what? No air puff! Their new contraption just used drops and then looked inside. I actually questioned the whole "No air puff anymore?" and the answer was a definitive no. The many is a well-known and well-educated eye surgeon, so I feel confident he knows what he is doing. I am very happy he is investing in the new equipment. No more air puff for me!!
If I go to my eye specialist, I get the metal probe eye-poking. If I go to my regular eye doctor, it's the air puff. Either way, I don't like the test. Though, for whatever reason, I don't mind the metal probe quite as much. I wish my regular eye doctor would use that rather than the air puff.
Stang! Who's your specialist? The Jigsaw Killer?!
Well, he did detach, reposition, and replant a muscle on my eye...
You had strabismus surgery, too?
Yeah - one eye: muscle shortened. Other eye: muscle repositioned.
That sounds awful! When I was young I used to make Army training films. We had to splice together and add the sound to a medical training video for an eye surgery. ACK! That was a horrific thing to watch. I hope you guys don't have to do that again. [We need a "Shuddering in revulsion" icon.]
Eh, I joked that if the doctor didn't believe in a general (I guess some don't) I was going to drink a bottle of vodka beforehand (or rum). I'm not much of a drinker, keep in mind - I like a Pina Colada on vacation and wine with dinner sometimes. Eyes are about the ony thing I'm squeamish about - I rejected the idea of contacts entering high school because I couldn't stand the thought - a year later - I've won contacts ever since and am glad I do.
Now, when camping or backpacking and I hear noises at night I can see what I want to run away from (only there's usually nothing within sight).
I have trouble reading the big "E" with my left eye; contacts trump glasses for activities.
I tried contact lenses, but they were almost impossible for me to put in. I guess I have beady little deep-set eyes and the contact lenses were freaking huge. They would get stuck in my eye or they would spin when sweat got into my eye and then I couldn't see because they were weighted for stigmatism. This was about ten years ago, maybe things got better since then. But now I wear bifocals, so I guess it doesn't matter anymore.
I wore soft contacts for years, but close to a year every year the left lens would get "icky" and cause my eye to burn/water for a bit (like 10 minutes) so every year I had to replace that one. Then some 8 years later I got a mild infection or something (don't think it was caused by contacts in any way) and had to wear glasses for a year or so because the eye itself was too dry or something to wear a contact comfortably. When I went back to contacts, my brain no longer seemed capable of reconciling the crossed eyes. I tended to see distance with one eye and close with the other but could not longer reconcile the two. The dr suggested what I went to, although he advised he wasnt sure if I could wear that kind, but if I could, it would help. I think I had the surgery after the problem developed and before I switched contact types.
I've been on gas permeables since (a "softer" hard lens) - um - that's a few decades now.
I want lasik. I have wanted it for years. My pupil distance was messed up by some optometrist years ago and my eye will not look through the eyeglass lens in the right place without sever twitching and pain and 'pulling' not matter how long I try to let it 'adjust.' I just want lasik and it will no longer be an issue. I don't want to deal with contacts because from watching my family and friends, they still have to lug around glasses "just in case" if they go anywhere. I'm more of a travel light kinda girl. You know, I just prefer to pack my blaster and make sure my Wookiee best friend is by my side and off I go.
I don't carry my glasses around.
My doc says lasik is not an option for me.
I wear my glasses unless I am in bed or in water. Because it is astigmatism everything is blurry--close up and far away. It says on my driver's license that I need them. I am not sure if lasik works on astigmatism. I can't see spending money on it at my age. With my luck as soon as I have the surgery I'll end up getting cataracts or glaucoma.