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Can't practice violin for a few days
lens replacement surgery.
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Cearbhael
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I had lens replacement surgery this morning! Was told it was a success but now my right I isn't in sync with my left at all! We removed the lens from my glasses but the right eye right now, is VERY blurry! It will take the right eye a couple days to adjust and for swelling to go down. It is my dominant eye so getting major double vision! So, think I will have to let the violin 🎻 rest until my right eye settles down! Sigh, I will miss her sweet sound! In a couple of weeks I get to have the left eye done! Then I will have to take a break again!

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I have had several family members have lens replacement surgery all have had great results the increase in colors was quite dramatic as well as much better vision they had after surgery. In a fww days you day you'll be doing good.

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@Cearbhael,

Congrats on the bionic eye. A few years back I had both eyes done because of cataracts and haven't worn glasses (except to read small print!) since. I had been wearing glasses since 1949! 

Hope your vision clears up soon, it took mine a few days to get better, but when it did I couldn't believe how clear the world was...

Don't stop fiddling just because you can't see. Close your eyes and go for it, you might hit on the next great melody:)

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@Bob ROFLMAO! Well, I just looked in the mirror, and my right eye is WAY dilated and my left eye is a pinprick! So that explains the halo's and blurry film! I am sure the dilation will come down eventually, but not to a pinprick! My surgeon said my lens (the originals) were compacted and dense and wouldn't dilate when given dilation meds ! She had dilation eye Drops put into my eye before surgery, 5 times every 5 minutes! She came in and said DANG that isn't dilating! So she forced dilation during the surgery so she could force the new lens in! Made the surgery longer but she said otherwise the new lens wouldn't fit! So... It may take a few days for everything to settle down and fly right! My left eye is going to be getting the same treatment I am sure! Yeah, cataracts in this day and age are a blessing because you get new bionic eyes! It is WONDERFUL! As for practice though, maybe tomorrow I might try! Not tonite, I am having balance issues, and would hate to accidentally hurt my "Rose". She was my Grandfather's fiddle so very sentimental to me. Though I will probably never fiddle, I might do Gaelic jigs and folk tunes when I get skilled enough! Crass beginner at the moment! I love classical violin and that will always be my primary goal!

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Hope you have a quick recovery 🙂 

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@damfino TY Very Much! Better today but still blurry and have major double vision. My new eye says the world is smaller than my left old eye. So...brain is a bit confused right now. Plus, the blurry new eye is my dominant eye so there is a war going on in my brain over that! I have to close my right eye often just to see this as I type it! Sigh, but it will come after a few days. If not I will be not too happy😟! But, I am told I must be patient!

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Well, the good news is that it's a temporary issue 🙂
You can practice playing by ear now. 😉

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Well, good news! I am 2 days past my LEFT eye operation! I have 20/20 distance vision in my right eye! My Post Op exam on my left eye came out 20/30 and 20/25 through the pin hole. That was the same result as my right eye on its post op so we are hoping we can do 20/20 in a week or so!! I was told by my regular eye doctor that the odds of me getting 20/20 distance vision was slim considering how strong my prescription was! Well, my surgeon was not OK with that and insisted on going for 20/20! Looks like she pulled off the impossible! I am thrilled 😁!

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That truly is great news Cearbhael.
Congratulations. Now you need to pick up the practice sessions again. 🙂

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That's great news 😀 

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Fiddlerman said
That truly is great news Cearbhael.
Congratulations. Now you need to pick up the practice sessions again. 🙂  

@Fiddlerman thanks! I have to get back to the 35 day challenge again too! 

@damfino I appreciate it very much! Operations tend to freak me out a tad so VERY glad it is all over! Now to deal with the house getting all fixed up! New windows, new floors. New bathroom, new paint inside and out! Hopefully, when it is done, my home will look like the 1890's home it is! All window framing will be true to the period inside and out, and there won't be a scrap of carpet anywhere! All boo boos fixed, plumbing, electricity, and a new water heater! The list goes on and on!

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That's wonderful - glad it all went so well !  

Sounds like you have a lot of work on your house - tell you what though - 

there won't be a scrap of carpet anywhere! 

 The fiddle will sound awesome with the reverb from the lack of soft coverings !   Yayyy

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@BillyG Is that true? So not only will I breath better I will have a better sound? WooHoo! That is wonderful news! I am not looking forward to the mess but hot water 💦, I have missed terribly! I have to boil water for everything! My grandmother's house (on my dads side) never had hot water! Or running water for that matter! They had a pump out by the barn and a small one by the sink in the house! Yes they also had an outhouse! Big brass tub which was filled with boiling hot water...so it is not like I have not done this before! Our lake cabin was the same! Primitive! My grandfather on my dads side was the first to add plumbing to his house! Then when we bought the house next door he added plumbing and running water to that one! I remember Mrs Peterman in that house, with her pretty yellow pump. She was the same age as my greatgrandmum! Married around 1895! Five years after my house was built! I saw a pic of her back then...looked like a Gibson girl. I still have a bell shaped petticoat. That is floor length and made of a really heavy material like canvas. 19 inch waist and I could wear it when I was in high school! I only weighed 95-100 lbs. 

I really got a long ways from boiling water! Rambling! Not looking forward to the mess but the sound 🎼🎻I am definitely looking forward to!

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Cearbhael said
@BillyG Is that true? So not only will I breath better I will have a better sound? WooHoo! That is wonderful news! .......

 True, would I lie to you ?   LOL  -

It won't sound as "wide" a reverb as playing in a church hall - but it WILL sound quite different.....   very little deadening of the sound, within a relatively small "enclosure" - and instead of hearing it as a delayed echo, the "echo time" is so short, it builds on the current notes being played and becomes "reverb" I suppose rather than actual "echo" - depends how you describe and interpret the terms..

You'll like it.....   trust me, I'm an engineer ! drummer and one day, I'll be a fiddler !

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