- Supporter in 2018
I'm sorry for my long absence. For being such a lousy year, this one has seen my computer slow down to a slug's (here in WA they call them banana slugs because they are so big) pace. However, we and the cavies (and cats) are alive and as healthy as you can expect.
Except the baby cavy, whom I finally decided to name Charli. Maybe I should have left it at Baby. Not a good name, but I just could not decide on anything else. Anyway, I'm pretty sure she has mites, probably since before I brought her home. The "V"on her back is constant but strangely enough, Dusty's and Belle's seem to come and go. I'll have husband pick up some ivermectin. I have some Miconosol Lotion, but I can't remember what it was for. Probably for this, but oh well. And yes, I will be treating all 3 of them.
My computer isn't the only thing that's slowed down. My eyes are so bad I have to use 2 fingers to type. I really need cataract surgery. Long story.
I'm going to close now, but I do hope you all stay safe and have a wonderful Christmas Hopefully 2021 will be a happier year.
It has indeed been a lousy year, for so many reasons. I hope you can get cataract surgery. Vision is a blessing.
I know all about those banana slugs. Have a brother in Washington state and visited years ago (we did some hiking and I heard all about them - unsure if I saw one in the flesh).
The Miconazole would have been for a fungal infection, I expect. Hope you can clear up the mites quickly. I have an outbreak of Northern Fowl mites with my chickens, right now, and since they bite me too, are very hard to ignore. I am treating them with ivermectin.
Take care of yourself!!! And wishing you a wonderful 2021!
- Supporter in 2020
Take care of yourself and your little ones and have a happy holiday season!
- And got the T-shirt
Grannyju1, I would encourage to thoroughly research the Lasik option that corrects vision. I know several people who have had it and been happy. I also know some who have not been pleased. I opted not to have it done when my cataracts were removed. I figured if I'd worn glasses for more than 60 years, I could keep on wearing them.
- For the Love of Pigs
I am with you, bpatters, in not changing things up.
From what I understand, another solution for older people is to set the focal distance of one eye to see nearby objects and the other eye to see distant objects.
- Party Poop-er
That's called monovision and not everyone can adapt to it unless they've tried it using contacts before. A better option is mini- monovision (where the difference between the 2 eyes is less than in monovision) and most people do better with that.
If you have been myopic your whole life, one consideration is choosing lenses for seeing near rather than far. When you are used to being able to see clearly near without glasses and only need glasses for distance, it can be traumatic to have that flipped post surgery.
that was one of the things, on a cataract surgery website I consulted before my cataract surgeries last year, that patients regretted most after the fact, often because the surgeon assumed they wanted to see clearly far and never offered them the near option. And when they found they didn't need glasses for distance but did for reading after their surgery, they were quite unhappy.
Results can vary widely for individuals though. Some people I know who chose distance monofocals were able to see far and read without glasses, requiring reading glasses only for small print.
- Party Poop-er
I did a ton of research beforehand and it was like learning a new language with all the terminology. Plus talked to family and friends who've had the surgery, their satisfaction with their outcomes, their experience with their particular surgeon. I also found a website which had lots of useful information related to cataract surgeries and that was very helpful as well.