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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby ExcitableBoy » Thu May 02, 2013 1:49 pm

Thank you so much for all the positive thoughts. My wife cried when she read this thread. As an update, the weather was beautiful in Seattle yesterday so I walked the dogs for one mile ! and washed the car. Tomorrow is my final follow up appointment will my eye surgeon. Hopefully I will get my eye glasses prescription and I get get glasses soon and be seeing better. The course of this illness has always been one step forward, two steps back, but I remain hopeful I will continue to improve this time.
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby dyusem » Thu May 02, 2013 2:28 pm

I too just read the entire thread for the first time and I want to send a huge helping of good thoughts AND let you know that I can use some help washing my cars. :mrgreen:

As you've no doubt discovered, half the battle is in your head and with the support of your wife, family and communities like this, you will win the war and live to experience the joy of the outdoors again!!!
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby PAROFES » Fri May 03, 2013 4:41 pm

EB you have crossed some dark area for the last 15 months...

And I thought my case was hard, even with Acute Leukemia and a 30%-35% chance to survive my defect and treatment, I have a line to follow, defined treatment and all that.

For what I read here, it took the doctors a hell of a time to find an effective drug for you case, am I right?
Man, don't fall down, but if you fall, get you ass up and keep walking. Ironically we got sick by the same time, how odd is this? hehehe
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby yatsek » Fri May 03, 2013 8:18 pm

I hope you can get back to work soon. My fingers crossed, good thoughts and prayers sent off.

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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby jdenyes » Sat May 04, 2013 2:29 pm

I had bifocals as a kid, and my eyes "grew out" of the need for them. Maybe once your brain keeps recovering and gets used to the effects of the surgery, things will get better over time. If not, only cool kids wear coke bottle glasses these days :-)

keep fighting, get well soon!
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby MoapaPk » Sat May 04, 2013 4:03 pm

Don't think about this till your immune system is up to snuff... but this sort of stuff does exist:
http://bmctoday.net/crstoday/2012/08/ar ... ct-surgery
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iVY_3hNA98
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby ExcitableBoy » Sat May 04, 2013 5:26 pm

I just got my glasses Rx: progressive lenses to improve far distance, middle distance, and reading distance. No lines in the lenese, who would've thunk?
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby MoapaPk » Sat May 04, 2013 5:53 pm

ExcitableBoy wrote:I just got my glasses Rx: progressive lenses to improve far distance, middle distance, and reading distance. No lines in the lenese, who would've thunk?


I wore those for years. My "far" correction isn't much, but helps when driving. My near is crap-- in driving, I need to look through the bottom of the glasses just to see the speedometer clearly!

Some people get used to bifocals when outdoors -- I never wore them enough outside, so I was always misjudging distances when my eyes went from the top to bottom. In outdoor lighting, I can usually see well enough without the glasses, even a few feet away, as when I am looking for handholds. That's a pleasant surprise, because I can't read much of anything without bifocals (or those cheap reader you buy at the supermarket).
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby Enkidu » Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:42 am

EB - Saw your post on the Water Filters thread. Hope your recovery is progressing well. All the best and thanks for all you have put into this site.
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby ExcitableBoy » Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:09 pm

Thanks. I am hopeful that I have turned a corner and I will continue to improve. I have begun running again. I am looking for a job and trying to become a productive member of society again.
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Re: Send positive vibes for ExcitableBoy

Postby Alasdair » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:52 pm

Good to hear. Look forward to seeing you in the mountains or sharing a rope sometime.
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