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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:37 pm    Post subject: I had my next post all planned... Reply with quote

I had it all planned out. Pictures, video and report on shooting my new .458 SOCOM AR. Then Thursday there was something screwy with my left eye. Friday they determined it was a partial retina detachment, and retinal tears in both eyes. Seems to be age related. Saturday was surgery on both eyes (cutting on left and laser on right). The right eye should be OK in a week or so. The left will be at least six weeks. I might have a long "vacation" here as I'm not sure my employer will allow me to return to work without two good eyes. I don't really want to drive with just one good eye either.

They say that the current condition/treatment will cause a cataract and require surgery in 6 to 12 months. I had thought about retiring at the end of the year but I'll have to keep working now (if I can) for the insurance.

So no shooting for at least a few months, at least the bigger bores. Maybe rimfires in a couple months. I believe I still have my daughter's Daisy Avanti 753 around here someplace too. I haven't been fishing for a while...

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:07 pm    Post subject: Re: I had my next post all planned... Reply with quote

fishing is good....you look after yourself and LISTEN to what the doc says.......driving or indeed doing anything with single eye becomes challenging as distance perseption is all up the crapper.
take care Mate.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:12 pm    Post subject: Re: I had my next post all planned... Reply with quote

Thats sucks PumpkinMike, I hope the recovery is short and you can get back to the firing line quick.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:07 am    Post subject: Re: I had my next post all planned... Reply with quote

Pkslinger, don't push yourself. Keep us posted.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:51 am    Post subject: Re: I had my next post all planned... Reply with quote

Aah crap!! Now I can't pick on you for being old. Heal quickly.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:54 pm    Post subject: Re: I had my next post all planned... Reply with quote

Damn, that’s a bugger Punkin. A detached retina is not uncommon amongst shooters, and it usually puts paid to their shooting heavier calibres...even as small as .308 Win. Take it easy mate...we only have two eyes and they can’t be replaced. Shooting lighter calibres (rimfires) shouldn’t present a problem, but be guided by what your Dr says. Subsonic .22 is usually very accurate, presents challenges and is a lot of fun...not to mention cheap.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:08 pm    Post subject: Re: I had my next post all planned... Reply with quote

You guys aren't making the "golden years" look very appealing.
Good luck with the recovery , get the 8 year old nephew to post your stuff for you.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:40 pm    Post subject: Re: I had my next post all planned... Reply with quote

golden years.....just ask the cat in the hat about them...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:08 am    Post subject: Re: I had my next post all planned... Reply with quote

I hate it when that happens. Eye problems can require a lot of attention. Hang in there. All the best...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:06 am    Post subject: Re: I had my next post all planned... Reply with quote

Luckily it doesn't feel this bad!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:30 pm    Post subject: Re: I had my next post all planned... Reply with quote

Looks like the wrong end of a bar fight.
Glad it doesnt feel as bad as it looks.
Hows the vision comming along?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:15 pm    Post subject: Re: I had my next post all planned... Reply with quote

Damn, that looks downright nasty mate. As Pete asked, how’s the vision coming along?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:11 pm    Post subject: Re: I had my next post all planned... Reply with quote

Yikes !!
Looks scare Pumkin.
Hope you recover quickly mate

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:21 am    Post subject: Re: I had my next post all planned... Reply with quote

what does the other fella look like???
take care Mate.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:26 am    Post subject: Re: I had my next post all planned... Reply with quote

Pkslinger, don't push yourself ,,,Just think of all the work and heavy lifting you're not allowed too do. Cheers

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