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LASIK, One Year On and the Full Story

In late 2009 I made the decision that I would investigate having LASIK surgery performed on my eyes to correct my fairly abysmal vision. This was a good time for me have this discussion with my eye doc, Dr. Bindal,  because I had somehow lost or had stolen from me a very expensive pair of Oakley glasses on the Amtrak from NYC.

Scaredy-cat is an understatement for how I was at the time about having anyone touch or even put drops in my eyes, which was the reason I had procrastinated for so long. I also was aware that the technology behind the surgery has progressed at a healthy clip over the year, so why not, I thought.

One of the first tests the doc gave me was to see if I was even a candidate for LASIK. This test involved testing my eyes, an in particular, the cornea depth. They accomplish this by poking a lighted probe into your eyes after administering a drop to numb the eye. Brilliant. I mean really, who came up with the winner of an idea that poking things into eyes is an effective way of determining the candidate. Anyway, I somehow managed to make it through having my eye poked, I recall this took some time, as I backed away from the probe each time the probe came near. Continue reading

Health care

A critical mass seems to be building on the Hill in terms of passing health care reform. When the opponents (who would be your opponents no matter what) are buying page after page of ads in papers like Politico threatening Blue Dogs and other vulnerable Dems, then you must be doing something right.

Hopefully the Jameson and blush from St. Paddy’s Day emboldens the Dems to do the right thing and get health care passed. If not, they should all lose their seats.

Oh yeah, and hearing there’s a good score and that Kucinich is now whipping the bill on the floor is a great sign, may be some real cohesion forming to push this through.

I’ll again refer people to Bob Creamer’s column on HuffPo:  Top 10 Reasons Why Voting Yes on Health Care Reform Is Good Politics for Democrats