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Sep 24, 2018 11:16 |  #9901

Roy Mathers wrote in post #18714870 (external link)
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By Gounod.

My neighbor had cataract surgery very recently. She was apprehensive before the event. Now she's delighted with the results. Her distance vision in that eye is more detailed than ever before.


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Sep 24, 2018 11:55 |  #9902

OhLook wrote in post #18714895 (external link)
By Gounod.

My neighbor had cataract surgery very recently. She was apprehensive before the event. Now she's delighted with the results. Her distance vision in that eye is more detailed than ever before.

Thanks, I travel to France three-four times a year, Gounod is one of my favorite composers, and still make stupid misspellings like that!

I had a cataract surgery in May. Something went wrong, and the doctor put in a wrong new lens. Considering that I need either a cataract surgery on the other eye, or have new prescription for it, it is something that I am really upset about.

Tomorrow is going to be a laser correction for a faulty original surgery.




  
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Sep 24, 2018 11:56 |  #9903

My wife had cataract removal plus an experimental lens replacement (for free).
She's a new person ... only wears cheap glasses for very up close work.


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Sep 24, 2018 13:22 |  #9904

bubbygator wrote in post #18714923 (external link)
My wife had cataract removal plus an experimental lens replacement (for free).
She's a new person ... only wears cheap glasses for very up close work.

So... (thinking), if I understand you correctly, if I wanted a new person for a wife, I should ask mine to have a cataract surgery... Very tempting! :-)

Seriously, this is the result I was promised. Let's see if it will happen.




  
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Sep 24, 2018 17:10 as a reply to  @ Lbsimon's post |  #9905

Well, she's not entirely new. I bought 8 pair of cheap glasses for her... she regulary says "Where's my glasses?" ... and I typically say "They're on top of your head."


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Sep 24, 2018 17:31 |  #9906

Lbsimon wrote in post #18714980 (external link)
So... (thinking), if I understand you correctly, if I wanted a new person for a wife, I should ask mine to have a cataract surgery... Very tempting! :-)

Seriously, this is the result I was promised. Let's see if it will happen.

Careful - she not like what she sees afterwards. :)


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Sep 24, 2018 20:30 |  #9907

Lbsimon wrote in post #18714882 (external link)
My mother tongue is Russian. I am absolutely convinced that expensive eyewear, such as progressive lenses and brand name frames, is the only reason I was able to learn English when I came to live in the States! :-)  :p

So what might I need to be able to learn Russian? :D

I am not good with learning languages. I have spent about 7 weeks in Ukraine (over three trips) and never really managed to pick up more than a handful of words and phrases. Of course, I would probably learn more if I tried one of those 'learn a new language' programs.


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Sep 24, 2018 21:33 |  #9908

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So what might I need to be able to learn Russian? :D

I am not good with learning languages. I have spent about 7 weeks in Ukraine (over three trips) and never really managed to pick up more than a handful of words and phrases. Of course, I would probably learn more if I tried one of those 'learn a new language' programs.

To learn Russian you need to live like a Russian, e.g., drink a lot of vodka and eat ice cream outdoors when the temps hovers around -20F. :-) ;-)a

This is the Older Photographer's thread. I believe that it is really hard in not impossible to learn a foreign language after the age of 50. I learned English when I moved to the US, but I was just 31. Now I am 68, our three grandsons (3, 3, and 1) live in Paris, and while they understand English very well (the mother is American), they want to speak only French. I tried to learn it, but it was futile. It is frightening, as the wife wants to move to Paris as soon as I retire to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren.




  
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Sep 24, 2018 21:40 |  #9909

Lbsimon wrote in post #18715322 (external link)
To learn Russian you need to live like a Russian, e.g., drink a lot of vodka and eat ice cream outdoors when the temps hovers around -20F. :-) ;-)a

This is the Older Photographer's thread. I believe that it is really hard in not impossible to learn a foreign language after the age of 50. I learned English when I moved to the US, but I was just 31. Now I am 68, our three grandsons (3, 3, and 1) live in Paris, and while they understand English very well (the mother is American), they want to speak only French. I tried to learn it, but it was futile. It is frightening, as the wife wants to move to Paris as soon as I retire to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren.

That sounds kind of how a Canadian lives! Only we would drink beer that has been chilled in a snowbank.

I am 37 now. I was 23 the first time I went to Ukraine.


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Sep 24, 2018 21:58 |  #9910

Jill-of-all-Trades wrote in post #18715325 (external link)
That sounds kind of how a Canadian lives! Only we would drink beer that has been chilled in a snowbank.

I am 37 now. I was 23 the first time I went to Ukraine.

So you should know how to drink Ukrainian Horilka! That was the first step. :-)




  
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Sep 25, 2018 21:10 |  #9911

Lbsimon wrote in post #18715330 (external link)
So you should know how to drink Ukrainian Horilka! That was the first step. :-)

Never had any when I was there - was with a church group, so it was not really an approved past-time. Next time!!


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Sep 27, 2018 04:44 |  #9912

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Has anyone seen my spare battery? damn thing is lost again...

found it, sitting on the desk in front of me - perhaps I should tidy up sometime (but every time I do, I forget where I've put stuff...)

on a more serious note, my Mum now has serious dementia, and is constantly telling me that someone has moved all her stuff into another house, they've even moved the neighbor to a new house.
Sadly it's only a matter of time before the remaining parts of her memory gets erased. :-(


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Sep 27, 2018 04:54 |  #9913

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Sadly it's only a matter of time ...............

Which is the case for all of us. Enjoy every minute of life. I go out and shoot every chance I get.




  
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Oct 04, 2018 19:19 |  #9914

Any of you old farts work out? I started last June and I lost 44lbs, I went from 254 to 210lbs and my goal is 185. I'm up to running 3 miles a day and lifting weights. I'm on a no fat diet as much as possible but my diet is red meat (cooked in olive oil or pressure cooked), fish, no fat Turkey, Greens in small portions, one hard boiled egg a day and I drink lots of unsweetened Green Tea. I cut out all Breads, Pasta, chips, potatoes, Beer, Cheese and Pork. It was a real pain in the butt at first as the last time I worked out I was 33 (28 years ago) but the more I worked out, the more I wanted to work out but it's still a pain at times.

I got pretty sick almost 4 years ago, had to sell some of my Camera equipment to help pay for my medical expenses. I quit smoking over 3years ago and I had Cataract surgery in both eyes ( nice to see thru the view finder without glasses anymore! ) and now I wanted to lose weight and get Healthy again.

BTY: One of the Items I sold was my 70-200 f/4L Glass, I just re-bought the 70-200 f/4 about 2 weeks ago, glad to have one back!


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Oct 05, 2018 00:40 as a reply to  @ Chief_10Beers's post |  #9915

Well done Chief, you’re never too old to get yourself back in shape.


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