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Subject: [Leica] POST - OP REPORT. :-)
From: kcarney1 at (Ken Carney)
Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2009 18:46:57 -0600
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That is very good news.  There are worse things than peeing on yourself.
Like when the surgical nurses come to take out the Foley.  It's amazing how
you can hear the snickering through the anesthetic fog.  Best of luck to


> -----Original Message-----
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> at] On Behalf Of tedgrant at 
> Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2009 11:30 AM
> To: Leica Users Group
> Subject: [Leica] POST - OP REPORT. :-)
> Post-op report:
> First let me say thank you to those who've sent well wishes and offered
> most
> heart warmimg concerns. :-)
> I realize there are any number of folks out there who've undergone
> cataract
> removal and lens replacment or other eye surgeries, so mine isn't any
> different, accept for one thing. I have only one eye, the left and up to
> this point it has served me rather well. The right eye? Well it basically
> goes along for a free ride with a very weak sight limit considered legally
> blind.
> So you can understand the extra stress for me if anything went wrong? Yes
> it
> was pointed out to me some times basically "shit happens!" :-( Like maybe
> 1
> in 10,000 or more times some little thing happens that shouldn't and if it
> did I would be blind! Bad scene for a photographer. :-( So I said a prayer
> to the "Great Spirit" and away we went.
> Those who've experienced the eye operation scene will know what I'm
> talking
> about the brilliant lights and colours during the operation. My gosh if I
> could capture those colours on film or digital I could become the worlds
> greatest exotic fine art photographer! ;-) Trust me, unless you've seen
> these effects there isn't anything that comes anywhere near the beauty and
> brilliance of the images. Once a photographer----yer always a photographer
> no matter where you are! :-)  ;-)
> The actual operation was a painless no big deal, other than brilliant
> lighting effects. It's suggested one should go to the toilet before and
> empty your bladder. I did that. However????? :-) Yeah you know ... I hear
> the surgeon say, "OK Ted just relax and we'll get on with this and it'll
> be
> over shortly!"
> Right there and then I promptly "pee" myself! :-) What the hell I had no
> control and away I went! :-) It did seem strange and I told the doctor,
> "OK,
> I'm relaxed and just pee'd myself."  He responded with... " I didn't mean
> for you to relax that much!" At which I could hear nurses and doctor
> chuckling! Oh well it was all part of the experience! ;-) Later I was told
> "Don't feel bad as you're not alone, it's happened to others!"
> Later, lighting everywhere was brilliant, white were icedble whites. Not a
> hope to look at the computer screen it was a blinding power light that I
> tried wearing dark sun glasses to no avail. So today is really the most
> comfortable. So here's the report.
> I've looked through the view finders of a couple of Canon SLR's and every
> thing seems fine and brighter. The M8 viewfinder is much clearer and the
> focus patch more distinct. Does this mean my pictures will be better? Not
> likely but at least they should be sharper! ;-)
> So lads and lasses it's nice to have this over with and a fine eye
> improvement!
> A photojournalist friend of mine Quinton Gordon turned his M9 on the scene
> and shot me being patient, not that I could see anything he was shooting,
> however later.
> Thanks again everyone as it's an all's well, that end's well story! :-)
> cheers,
> Dr. ted
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Replies: Reply from steve.barbour at (Steve Barbour) ([Leica] POST - OP REPORT. :-))
In reply to: Message from hopsternew at (Geoff Hopkinson) ([Leica] IMG: Drama recital and M9)
Message from tedgrant at (tedgrant at ([Leica] This maybe my last post for a few days? eye OP! :-()
Message from tedgrant at (tedgrant at ([Leica] POST - OP REPORT. :-))