[gardeners] Re: Pulling stumps <was> bursitis relief

penny x stamm (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 7 Apr 2000 23:49:31 -0400

Bob & George et al,  we got a serious panic today when Jimmie
suddenly said he was experiencing a partial grey-out of vision
in his good eye.  Outragously stubborn man, when it happened
once two weeks ago and he could see nothing, he would not call 
the eye doctor, no matter what information I gave him. Today, he 
listened to me, and we went over for a thorough look-see. 

Botom line, it's not a retinal detachment which I had feared, but
instead it's called a PVD, or Posterior Vitreous Detachment, and
is considered harmless.  WHEWWWWW!   The vision returns after
ten minutes....  The doctor said the vitreous is like a ball of stuff,
and keeps the eye expanded just like air keeps a football up. 
Jim is allowed to do any kind of heavy work (hah!), and that's

The doctor also said that the reason Jim didn't call him the first time
is obvious:  why does it take a million sperm to fertilize one ovum...?
The answer is, of course, because the lucky one which makes it is
the only one who will ask directions.........   Just like a man, said the
nurse. Also said his wife. 

Amen. What a scare . .
It's 13 minutes to midnight and I'm off to the local High School 
grounds to attempt to see  the aurora borealis, the bright colored
lights in the sky. It NEVER comes to this latitude, but this being the
year of the maximum sun spots, we are in luck.  Maybe. I hope. 

Penny, NY

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