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Old 02-24-2007, 06:08 PM   #253
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Don't despair, I anxiously await your progress reports man! Who knows, someday ya may need another bumper
I could have used one on my scooter when this happened...
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:18 AM   #254
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Terry, I'm glad you made it to the Florida Rally. The force of aluminum is empowering to the mind, soul, and body. Only next time, take it easy on your healing body. Like 2air says, "baby steps". Soon you'll be past the toddling stage and eventually Marie will have to find ways to keep up with you.
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:42 AM   #255
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The hits keep on coming...

Marie went yesterday for an eye exam, she has been having trouble focusing on fine print and close-up objects. We found out she needs surgery for cataracts. We both live for these things. Now we need to figure out when she can go for surgery, and what we can do with me while she is being treated. Sigh. I debated whether to put anything in here about it, then decided it is just a part of our ongoing disaster here.
Can I cancel our subscription to the Disaster-of-the-Month-Club? Pleaze?
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:58 AM   #256
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Hi,
Terry had not heard of the plans for my little excursion to the eye surgeon when he posted the above.
My sister is taking me and bringing me home afterwords.
Cataract surgery is nothing compared to what it use to be. A couple of hours at his office, home and rest awhile then regular activities. Short short version, but basically that's it.
I thought my prescription needed updating, because I was having very blurred vision and double vision in the distance. Gotta a little surprise I did!!!
HAve a good day to all of our friends (family) in the forums.
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:04 AM   #257
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Oh Terry, I'm sorry to hear that, that sucks. It does seem you are getting more than your share of trouble right now. Is there any way she can schedule the surgery on a Friday so family can help y'all out over the weekend? What I can tell you is cataract surgery is a very quick outpatient procedure these days, and if both eyes are involved they usually do each in separate procedures about a month apart.
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:07 AM   #258
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Hi sugarfoot,
We are trying for a friday so my sister can help. I'm off work Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays so that will help. Look at it this way, at least I'll get a nap, and a few minutes rest.
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:10 AM   #259
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Oh, Marie, Hi there! That was a "little surprise" you could have done without. I hope all goes well for you. I know most cataract patients I've seen are ready to get up and walk on out shortly after the procedure. Many thought it was more of an annoyance in their daily schedule than anything. Take care. You're right, you'll probably enjoy the little nap!
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:40 AM   #260
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Hi Marie!

My mom had cataract surgery a couple years ago, and she was in and out with no problems (one surgery for each eye, about a month apart). The funniest thing was, she said the doc was wearing a lab coat in a lovely shade of light yellow when she went in for the first surgery, and when he came back after stepping out of the room after the surgery she asked him why he had changed into a white coat. He told her that he didn't change the coat.

Mom was very surprised to find out the cataract had yellowed her vision, and she hadn't even noticed!

I am sure yours will go fine, and there should be no long-term care or anything necessary.

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Old 02-25-2007, 11:40 AM   #261
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Susan,
I remember about 20 years ago, they put you in the hospital for a week, and sandbagged the head for about three days. The dark ages of cataract surgery are over. now you are in and out.

Of course Terry, with all he has been through is nervous, but I am looking forward to a day of rest where people wait on me. (that should last for about 3 hours), but I shall tolerate it while it lasts.

I have notices a slight color change and hazziness, or like I told Dr. Brown yesterday, Iit's like a film over my eye at times, and I keep trying to rub it off. If only I could!!!!!!

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I must look like a packmule by now. eeeeyawwwwww!

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Old 02-25-2007, 12:08 PM   #262
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Pack mules!

Hi Marie!

Since you mentioned mules, here are a couple pack mules (okay, they're really our riding mule "Miz Blue" and our baby riding mule "Blackjack") from our menagerie to brighten your day! I have also attached a pic of Blackjack playing with his ball--he is using it to chase and bonk our horse Goose with! You can see our young pony mule Sassy in the background staying well away from the boisterous action!

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Old 02-25-2007, 12:57 PM   #263
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The other casualty

I was in the garage this afternoon. and noticed my faithful, battered scooter sitting dejectedly in a corner. I don't really want to part with it, the running gear is still in excellent condition, and it only has about 1800 miles on it. It is also one of the fleet of scooters we brought to the Fort Desoto rally a couple of months ago, and brought a great deal of fun time to us while there. In fact, Rich Luhr has a photo of he and his daughter on its identical twin on his blog, with a photo attached here. It's a bit sobering to realize the damage to the scooter and myself are very similar, with both of us suffering road rash, suspension damage, broken back/frame, broken glass here and there, and neither of us will ever be quite the same. We both still operate after a fashion, though, I with a walker, and the police had to switch the scooter off when they arrived at the scene, it was still running. And still does, I turned the key, hit the ignition switch, and it started right up like nothing was wrong with it. The "famous" scooter is the purple one you see in the photos next to "crash".
Here are a couple photos of it in its current state, as well as the photo of Rich on its twin, in happier times:
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Old 02-25-2007, 01:14 PM   #264
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OK.. Tell us more...

Terry-

Must be the "Timex" of Scooters, for those of us mature enough to remember the tagline: Takes a licking, and keeps on ticking....

Can you share make and model info? Sounds like one worth owning.. My 1000cc Mega-Moped not all that practical for short trips around town...

Continued good wishes from Left Coast for recoveries now for you and Marie...

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Old 02-25-2007, 01:30 PM   #265
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Sure, it's a Verrucci 49.5 cc 4 cycle scooter. They are curretly marketed under the "retro" brand, top speed is 45-50 mph, and I regularly got 120 mpg with it. No special driver's license required, just watch out for low flying Tahoes. Here is a url to the co. I bought mine from:
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... It's a bit sobering to realize the damage to the scooter and myself are very similar, with both of us suffering road rash, suspension damage, broken back/frame, broken glass here and there, and neither of us will ever be quite the same. We both still operate after a fashion, though, I with a walker, and the police had to switch the scooter off when they arrived at the scene, it was still running. And still does...
This almost reminds me of the Far Side horse hospital... At least the police didn't treat you like the scooter! It is reassuring to know each of us can become the center of attention so quickly when the radios start cracklin'. Karma to your Blue Force and EMTs! (karma after you tell me their usernames that is)
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