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« on: August 13, 2010, 11:23:30 PM »

Fellow Knuts,

I am lagging in getting my eye surgery for cataracts.   I am not completely down but I am headed that way and I can only participate to a given extent in so many activities.  I will be leaving the forum for at least 6 months and possibly longer. That’s the current estimate.  I will stay on the “roadside assist list” for I-5 near Eugene, Or and help you any way I can on your travels should that need occur.  My email  and phone are listed in my profile if you need/want to contact me.

I will have the wife review the posts from time to time and let me know if I should answer something through her.  So far I still have a license so you aren’t all that safe on the road.LOL

I wish you all the best.  It has been my pleasure and honor to have shared this time with all of you.  Till then…Schwarzenegger (I’ll be baak)  smiley face

John

PS:  I can't see where the "new rules" changed a single thing so please understand that my decision is based solely on medical grounds.
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 11:53:36 PM »

Good luck with the surgery.  I had cataract surgery last year.  There was a fast and substantial vision improvement.  Recovery is really not that long-- maybe 4 to six weeks.
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 11:58:41 PM »

Godspeed...

Have you wife update all of us...
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2010, 12:22:50 AM »

Good luck, John.  We wish you a speedy recovery and return..

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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2010, 12:58:16 AM »

Good luck John (((hugs))) Im looking forward to your return  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2010, 03:41:27 AM »

Good Luck John! Y'all take care and follow your nurses instructions OK!

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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2010, 04:28:35 AM »

Good luck!  When my mother had cataract surgery, they did one eye at time but even then she was only a week or less recovering.  It seemed almost instant gratification!

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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2010, 05:23:54 AM »

Hey John , Good luck  my friend you will be in our prayers
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2010, 06:45:47 AM »

Good luck with the cataract john, personally if it were my choice, I get a rincoln.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2010, 07:00:46 AM »

Or a rexus............good luck JohnEd!
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2010, 07:15:04 AM »

Good luck!! Have your "better half" (truly  Grin) keep us posted. You'll be back in no time with a twinkle in your eye.  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2010, 07:21:07 AM »

If john comes back with a twinkie in his eye he should get a discount.
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2010, 07:21:50 AM »

Good luck with the surgery.  I'm betting you can't go six months or even six weeks without us.

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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2010, 09:02:32 AM »

Good Luck on your eye surgery.   I know you'll be seeing out of the eye the next day, and be up a running in a few weeks.  I believe we'll see you back on line a lot sooner then you think.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2010, 09:09:17 AM »

John,

I work for the leading manufacturer of the intraocular lens used in cataract surgery. I worked in the R&D department developing all the lenses on the market today, until I accepted a role leading the engineering department at the manufacturing facility.

PM me if you want to talk to someone about this. There are many options, and although I am not a doctor, and I do not give medical advice, I can talk you through some of the sales talk.

or call   ate one sevin too too tres 22 fifty six
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« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2010, 09:17:34 AM »

You will be missed, but, you will be back sooner than you think. Take care, Ruthi
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« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2010, 09:25:58 AM »

Good luck on your surgery, you will return promptly seeing real colors again
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« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2010, 02:18:01 PM »

John, I had the plastic implants 3 years ago and not only can I now see at night I can drive with no glasses, something I could never do before.  Walk in the park and We will see You soon, no pun intended LOL,  Regards John L
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« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2010, 02:30:32 PM »

JohnEd, get well soon I will try and keep the bs going while you are down buddy I do a fair job of that but I am not in your league lol call me if you need anything except money



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« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2010, 02:32:23 PM »

John good luck and we'll see you in a few weeks!
And I second Cliffords last sentence ! LOL! Wink
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« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2010, 03:31:15 PM »

One of our drivers had that operation last Wednesday, was back at work the next monday!
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« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2010, 06:10:01 PM »

I think it's safe to say that we're all LOOKING forward to your speedy recovery and return. Will and Wife
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« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2010, 06:21:06 PM »

Bigger, better, stronger and more of ya when you get back. Get some of that software that reads and writes for you so you don't have to live without my wisdom for six months. Oh, and what will you do without your daily dose of BK? No operation will help with that! Get well soon.
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« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2010, 06:34:24 PM »

Best of luck John.  Had cateracts removed six years ago and lens implants installed.  Went from trifocals to no glasses in a couple of weeks.  IMHO they can do amazing things now days.

Enjoying the journey in NC,

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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2010, 08:52:46 AM »

That is a nice offer, Richard. That's what I love about this board and it's people: People helping people. 
It looks as tho I will be a candidate for that surgery in the future as I have Uveitis and have to use steroids to keep from going blind, but they say the steriods will cause cataracts. And I for one always like to check things out before jumping in head first. And someone with good knowledge is always someone good to know. We need to keep the members of our fold healthy so we can poke fun at them!!!  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin  lol
Thanx again for the nice offer and hopefully people who are facing this, especially John, can benefit from your knowledge.
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« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2010, 09:00:27 AM »

Bigger, better, stronger and more of ya when you get back. Get some of that software that reads and writes for you so you don't have to live without my wisdom for six months. Oh, and what will you do without your daily dose of BK? No operation will help with that! Get well soon.

OH youse is just too funny! Wink
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« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2010, 09:01:06 AM »

Best of luck, JohnEd. See you on the flip-side when you return.
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« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2010, 01:50:59 PM »

John says "Thank you all."  He is touched by your kind thoughts.  Part of his problem is that he only has one good eye.  I'll let you know after he has had the surgery.

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« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2010, 08:50:25 PM »

Hi, Carolee.

Will you tell John that Doreen and I wish the both of you the best of luck with his surgery? We don't get into Eugene much anymore, but we will sometime and will try to make time to stop.

Take care.

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