View Full Version : Got an e-mail from Thrud this morning

04-23-2004, 08:07 AM
Brother Dave e-mailed me this morning,he says good and bad news.He said the doctor told him his eyes aren't too bad,but he will need the laser treatment again,but supposedly according to the doctor its not supposed to be as painful as it used to be lets hope thats true.

04-23-2004, 10:56 AM
That might be good news for me too. I had the painful surgery (a week and a half of almost constant pain and very little sleep) years ago and it worked pretty well, but not as well as I had hoped. I heard that they won't do it twice, but maybe mine could be tweaked a little to make my vision as it should be.
At the time I figured an amateur astronomer could have lapped my eyeball with Pyrex and it would have been no less comfortable & had a little better result. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Regards to Thrud.

04-23-2004, 11:19 AM
I also had an e-mail from Dave yesterday and although it did have something to do with vision it had nothing to do with surgery. He can't be feeling all that bad http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Paul Gauthier
04-23-2004, 11:43 AM
Good luck to Thrud. Lets hope it works.

Paul G.

04-23-2004, 11:53 AM
Hope he gets better soon.

04-23-2004, 07:16 PM
Laser and surgery,ya I know,contradiction in terms.He said something about they are going to partially freeze the eye and use the laser to break up or remove some of the left over plaque in the vitrious fluid.Still doesn't sound pleasant to me.

04-26-2004, 04:31 PM
Eyeballs started bleeding again last night.

Just to set the story straight, they are going to perform surgery to remove the blood and all the inner fluid from the left and (probably right) and also perform cauterizing laser surgery to stop the bleeding and prevent future outbreaks. Except for the inner portion of the eye where they reduce the argon laser power and have to have the eye unfrozen to insure that they do not create a blind spot they will freeze the eyeballs for the heavy laser treatments on the outer edges of the retina. They also expect that I will have cataracts within a year that will have to be removed as a result of the surgery to remove the blood now.

I can't say I am thrilled with the prospects of eye surgery or the laser surgery, but at least I won't have this crap in my field of vision anymore and they expect my vision to return to 20/20 with glasses. When the Opthamologist checked my eyes with the slit microscope I could see the blobs of blood in the eye myself and how bad it was byt observing the filament of the microscope and the distortion caused by the blobs of "butter" - no wonder I cannot read worth a damn. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif

Other than answering my email, I don't think I will be able to attend the BBS for a while as I have the crank the text up to 36pts to read. Hopefully I will be better in a couple of months. I will be seeing the surgeon May 10, and having angiograms of both eyes after that. Surgery will be scheduled sometime after that. I have been given priority due to the severity of the condition so I won't have to wait long and I will be seeing a better Specialist this time (no more phsycotic women http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif).

I will try to keep in touch. Thanks again brothers. Peace & Grace http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

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04-26-2004, 05:11 PM
Sounds...........icky, brother. We'll all keep our fingers crossed for you over here.
Maybe someone over there can read your emails to ya, till your better?Godspeed Thrud

04-27-2004, 12:17 AM
Hi Thrud:
John Stevenson, Evan, docsteve and all are unable to stem the tide of stupid questions all by themselves and need help. Call me and I'll read the interesting posts to you and I'll post your responses for you. Send me an email and I will give you my number. Thanks--mike.

Mike W
04-27-2004, 03:24 AM
Get well soon Thrud. My best wishes to you. And I complain because I have to take off my glasses to read.

04-27-2004, 05:00 AM
Don't the Sound blaster still have a text to speech utility in thier software bundle?

I used to use it to "speak" dos text files, it has no accentation, just speaks in a dead tone voice.

AS Smart as you are Dave you should be able to help a lot of others too.. Speaking HTML pages with a small utility.. I'll help if you need me to..

I have a soundblaster pCi in this machine. I'll look at the disc.

"added**" better then that, no problem.. just pay 9.99... http://www.zabaware.com/reader/

David Cofer

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04-27-2004, 05:36 AM
Reminds me of Star Trek..

Carrol says it is just creepy.. I downloaded it and it does work. Sam is the most understandable voice on the trial.


I later downloaded Microsofts "speech engine" giving me more voices..
Mary is the best..

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04-27-2004, 11:56 AM
There are several free page readers out there. SAM BTW was first programmed for the Commodore 64. It stands for "Software Automatic Mouth".