The Stovebolt.com Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Positive thinking ...
We are still asking:
What did you
get done on
your Bolt today
????


The question, initially posted May 23, 2005, was:
"Whatcha do on your Bolt
this weekend?"

After 51,906,997 views, 7378 replies over 185 pages, this thread in General Truck Talk is a happening! And it's not just weekends anymore.


Now with pictures
and No BOTS.


So ...


What did you get done on your Bolt today????


Stovebolt Site Search
'
Oh Lord, I just gotta find it....

A pdf guide to help you search the Site


Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Check for details!


Who's Online Now
0 members (), 82 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics127,506
Posts1,032,015
Members45,793
Most Online1,229
Jan 21st, 2020
Image Posting Policy
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 3 1 2 3
Re: By this time tomorrow.....
Tiny #1393355 Tue Jan 19 2021 03:36 AM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 4,324
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
Good luck. I wear trifocals and hope to never have eye surgery


Another quality post.


Real Trucks Rattle

HELP! The Paranoids are after me!
Re: By this time tomorrow.....
Tiny #1393356 Tue Jan 19 2021 04:47 AM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 3,836
R
'Bolter
Like Martin said, the surgery itself only takes about 15 minutes or less, and you're awake during it. Amazing what progress has been made there in the last 50 years. When my Grandma had hers, she was immobilized for weeks, and then had to wear those thick coke bottle glasses.

I had mine done about a year and a half ago, with only about a week or 10 days in between them. My wife drove me home from surgery both times, but the following morning I drove myself back in for the follow up.


Rich

'47 Loadmaster [stovebolt.com]

1947 Chev. Loadmaster

1959 Chev. Viking 40

Genie: "I am the genie from a magic lamp and I have the power to grant you three wishes."
Me: "I want to be rich."
Genie: "OK, Rich, what's your second wish?"








Re: By this time tomorrow.....
Tiny #1393425 Tue Jan 19 2021 09:04 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,031
Leo Offline
'Bolter
Let us know how it went, Tiny.

Re: By this time tomorrow.....
Tiny #1393429 Tue Jan 19 2021 09:50 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 9,482
Tiny Offline OP
Ex Hall Monitor
I was home by lunch. Eye taped closed. I pulled the tape around 1 to administer the first round of eye drops. Quite blurry. They told me it could be a number of days before my vision completely clears. I guess it varies widely from person to person. It's now almost 4 and it's improved a lot. Still a bit blurry but getting better. It was quite the experience being awake while someone is cutting on your eye. After the eye drops and blocking shot all I could really see was light and dark but a nervous time none the less. I have a guard to wear at night and have my follow up tomorrow. I plan to drive to it myself.


Save a life, adopt a senior shelter pet.
The three main causes of blindness: Cataracts, Politics, Religion.
Let's go Jared!
Name your dog Naked so you can walk Naked in the park.
Re: By this time tomorrow.....
Tiny #1393432 Tue Jan 19 2021 10:10 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,990
2
Mixed Up
Glad it’s s looking good Tiny! (Pun intended).

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pix on Photobucket [s893.photobucket.com]
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: By this time tomorrow.....
Tiny #1393438 Tue Jan 19 2021 10:59 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 11,766
D
'Bolter
Hey Brian, happy new year. Good to hear from you, hope you've been doin' ok these
past few years.
I'm just like you, I can't stand anything at all near my eyes. It took my optometrist a
half hour to get a chip out of the corner of my eye one time, almost all the time
was spent trying to prop my eye lids open and keep me from blinking.
That's why I'm not a good candidate for cataract surgery.....unless they can knock me out
during the procedure, I doubt I'd make it 10 minutes.
Denny G
Sandwich, IL

Re: By this time tomorrow.....
Tiny #1393445 Tue Jan 19 2021 11:22 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,673
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Tiny, glad it went smoothly. I drove from Philly back to El Reno, Ok in 2009 with a patch over my right eye the day they removed the radiation patch from my retina. Kept telling Ms Kathy she had to be my right eye. Problem was she is blind in her right eye so she had to keep her head on a swivel the whole trip. Arkansas City to the appointment should be a breeze. Have fun with those drops!


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2) “Emily”
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe “Clarence”



"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!
USAF 1965-1969 Weather Observation Tech (I got paid to look at the clouds)

Re: By this time tomorrow.....
Tiny #1393448 Tue Jan 19 2021 11:27 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 9,482
Tiny Offline OP
Ex Hall Monitor
Roger that! The antibiotic drops burn like a gobsteen bugger!!


Save a life, adopt a senior shelter pet.
The three main causes of blindness: Cataracts, Politics, Religion.
Let's go Jared!
Name your dog Naked so you can walk Naked in the park.
Re: By this time tomorrow.....
Tiny #1393792 Fri Jan 22 2021 10:24 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,673
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Follow up check in. How’s it going?


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2) “Emily”
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe “Clarence”



"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!
USAF 1965-1969 Weather Observation Tech (I got paid to look at the clouds)

Re: By this time tomorrow.....
Tiny #1393794 Fri Jan 22 2021 10:52 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 9,482
Tiny Offline OP
Ex Hall Monitor
Real blurry the first day but getting better each day. Since the grind on my glasses is for nearsighted and my right eye is no longer that I removed the right lens. Just today I noticed the vision is about equal between the operated eye and my other eye looking through my glasses. That's encouraging. It's a bit disconcerting when I try to see something close up since my left eye still has the bifocal and the right eye is long sighted only. I have to close my right eye and just one-eye it through the bifocal. The day after surgery at the follow up my normal eye doctor said the new eye was 20-60 and should be very close to 20-20 when all the corneal swelling goes away. Next follow up is next Friday. If all is well he'll schedule the other eye with the surgeon. I've noticed the colors aren't really brighter as such but the over all brightness is different. My left eye looks like everything is lit by a warm, yellowish light bulb while the operated eye looks like everything is lit by a garish LED. I'll get used to it but I really prefer the warmer colors. grin

Last edited by Tiny; Fri Jan 22 2021 10:54 PM.

Save a life, adopt a senior shelter pet.
The three main causes of blindness: Cataracts, Politics, Religion.
Let's go Jared!
Name your dog Naked so you can walk Naked in the park.
Page 2 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  Justhorsenround 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4