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Mar. 30th, 2005 | 07:32 pm
mood: complacentcomplacent

self-diagnosis:

severe eyestrain + stress + mild seasonal allergies.

My glasses are:
2 prescriptions out of date
peeling protective coating
scratched
smudged

I've been wearing them exclusively (not bothering to put in my contacts instead), and working long stretches at (a laboratory full of) computer screens doing visually-intensive work (examining thousands of scanned documents).

I took the day off work today and have been in bed sleeping off a headache. Never became a full-blown migraine, it was duller than that. I think I got off easy, considering a true migraine makes you beg for the sweet release of death.

I've taken off my glasses. I'm typing this about a foot away from the screen. And it feels wonderful. I'm going to put in my contacts and see how that feels, although they are about one prescription out of date as well.

Hopefully there are two or three paychecks waiting for me at my post office box. One of them is hereby assigned to my eye doctor and some new kickass soft/hard contact lenses.

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krystiegoddess

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from: krystiegoddess
date: Mar. 31st, 2005 02:03 am (UTC)
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eyestrain bad. new contacts good. i needs to do the same . . .

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Darlig Ulv Stranden

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from: she_flies
date: Mar. 31st, 2005 02:48 am (UTC)
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Honey, I seriously feel for you. I inherited migraines and even my normal headaches are pretty vicious. Definately get new contacts and make life somewhat easier ;) I would make this reply in really large bold print, but I don't know how...sorry....

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Bean

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from: fulguritus
date: Mar. 31st, 2005 06:52 am (UTC)
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have you read about tanjent's new contacts? these might be ideal for you. he posted about them recently.

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Mar. 31st, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC)
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I will ask my eye doctor about them, but I have an eye condition called kerataconus that requires a semi-hard lens in my left eye. If I live long enough I may need corneal transplants. Sign your donor cards!

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Adrienne

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from: hanzatsu
date: Mar. 31st, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC)
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Don't just sign your donor cards but tell your closest living relatives your wishes!!! They don't look at the donor cards but follow the wishes of your spouse or parents. Tell your family!!!





*on a light side note- what exactly happens in an elf diagnosis? can I diagnose an elf?

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Triple Entendre

I can demonstrate if you like ;-)

from: triple_entendre
date: Mar. 31st, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC)
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an elf diagnosis is a lot like a regular one, except instead the "doctor" says, "now this may tickle just a little bit."

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Bean

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from: fulguritus
date: Mar. 31st, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC)
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ah. wow. i am currently not a donor, i wonder how i change that.

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valkyriie

"elf diagnosis"

from: valkyriie
date: Mar. 31st, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC)
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If they are eye doctors, what do the gnomes do?

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Triple Entendre

Re: "elf diagnosis"

from: triple_entendre
date: Mar. 31st, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
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Mayflowers!

oops, sorry, wrong joke.

Steal your underwear, of course!

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from: spumoni
date: Apr. 1st, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)
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Ah, new eyes!
I love the day of purchasing new eyes, especially when they're long overdue. I'd forgotten what it's like to look at a tree and see individual leaves! What a wonderful day. Make the investment, even if it hurts a little bit in the wallet-area.
I sympathize on the migraine front. In addition to your self-care that you mention (for me, the dark room is the most important), my doctor has recommended consumption of four ibuprofen pills at the first tingling at the base of the skull. Apparently, it has magical properties that can help halt the abrupt change in brain chemistry. But once the nausea sets in, you don't absorb anything taken orally, so catching it early is key.

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from: spumoni
date: Apr. 1st, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC)
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right. sorry about the excessive itallics. the emphasis was meant to be on the word "four".
heh.

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