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Paddy

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lens replacement surgery
« on: December 30, 2020, 11:05:28 »
Heading to Dublin on the 12 of January for this procedure. Advanced cataract in left eye and waiting list for NHS treatment has a three and a half waiting list. Anybody else had it done ?...

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2020, 12:38:50 »
my old man is waiting for his other eye

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2020, 14:53:03 »
my mate got his done 2 weeks ago private..cost him 3 grand as they wouldn’t do it on the NHS due to Covid.
Says he's got 4k vision now in 1 eye and totally painless and cant wait to get the other 1 done

Paddy

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2021, 02:26:40 »
I'm having both eyes done at the same time, just under seven grand. If all goes to plan, no more specs except for reading small print

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2021, 21:33:14 »
I had LASIK a few years ago. Different I know. Overall a decent job but don't let anyone tell you that operations on eyes don't have downsides. My eyesight is a lot, lot better overall but I've had issues with dry eye which are still improving but are still occasionally problematic. The smell of the laser burning my eye balls was a bit of a turn off too. Nevertheless, no glasses now and overall very good vision for my age.

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2021, 01:42:11 »
Gavin, i didn't have laser, had lens replacement (To old for laser). Seven days on and coming along fine, can even read the instructions on drops bottle without glasses. Surgeon said after op that i would still need reading glasses, he was right but only in bad light. It's not as claimed, "Painless" Support  is great, having a check up day after op, i have another due this Monday, Eye drops for four weeks and eye cups at night for a week, but apart from the discomfort and dosing, it is well worth it. I kept it private to all except my family. Some friends don't recognise me without the specs. I still miss them,(the specs) everything seems further away and i seem to be taller. The cancer op was a God send, this is just the icing on the cake. At the moment in time, i consider my self very fortunate. A prayer for all sufferers and their supporters.....

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2021, 06:36:02 »
Good to hear you're doing well Paddy lad!

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2021, 17:49:41 »
Best to you Paddy. Four years later and I still reach for my glasses every now and then. I don't need readers for now either.

Paddy

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2021, 19:52:40 »
I do in doors. Out doors i can read the small print on a prescription bottle

Paddy

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2021, 09:01:26 »
Shoudn't be able to see so much at my age especially looking in the mirror, not natural.....

Paddy

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2021, 17:32:25 »
Shouldn't have bothered really have bothered and would have saved a shed lad of money. Got a consultation with my urologist surgeon yesterday. Incurable liver cancer. without treatment 3 - 6mnths, with chemo 12 - 18 mnths. Time to get my things in order and maybe squeeze one las game in with my son.....

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2021, 08:37:34 »
Bleedin hell Paddy, that's awful mate. Keep going though mate, there's alsorts coming through these days that work miracles! Keep your chin up lad!

gavin

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2021, 14:32:01 »
Fight till the end Paddy.

Paddy

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2021, 02:10:10 »
Had first round of chemo, diluted. No side effects, given prescription for a steriod based sickness prevention and increase to my appetite. Took them for just two days and now i am eating like horse

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2021, 07:38:09 »
Good to be getting food down you. It is horrible when you can't eat.

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2021, 08:56:30 »
Gwan Paddy lad!!

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2021, 10:13:51 »
Good man Paddy

goat

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2021, 13:44:43 »
Good to be getting food down you. It is horrible when you can't eat.

had tube up my nose few weeks back, fucking horrible

gavin

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2021, 14:04:23 »
What has been wrong with you?

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2021, 14:52:54 »
He's a grumpy old fucker.

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2021, 21:16:10 »
Do they stick a tube up your nose for that? I can only see it making him more of a grumpy fucker if that were possible.

Paddy

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2021, 00:30:54 »
Had a picc line in after first op fed through it for ten days and another for chemo, had to extract that one due to infection another six day in hosp....it goes right don to a main aorta, bloody sore.....

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2021, 08:43:49 »
Do they stick a tube up your nose for that? I can only see it making him more of a grumpy fucker if that were possible.

The doctors couldn't tell his face from his arse so they shoved it up his arse by accident.

The Blue Blooded Maniac

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2021, 08:44:04 »
Had a picc line in after first op fed through it for ten days and another for chemo, had to extract that one due to infection another six day in hosp....it goes right don to a main aorta, bloody sore.....

Keep up the good fight Paddy lad!

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2021, 12:30:25 »
What has been wrong with you?

two fucking strokes
and a grumpy fucker

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2021, 21:03:13 »
No wonder you're a grumpy fucker having strokes at your age. Hope it gets sorted. I'll get Brendan to give you some tips on looking after yourself.

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2021, 21:16:37 »
Kin hell Goaty, you're falling apart!

goat

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2021, 22:05:48 »
im not too bad now, feels like a dead arm all the fucking time

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2021, 06:45:23 »
Poor old goaty bollocks

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2021, 00:46:05 »
Fuck me Goat, that's some shit that is. If it's any help the graveyard is full of people who thought they were indispensable.


goat

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Re: lens replacement surgery
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2021, 11:54:11 »
and people that can tune your radio