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Blog entry by Rustic posted 11-17-2009 10:25 PM 1113 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Guys and Gals

Just found out that I will be out of commission for a few days next week. I am having a laser procedure done on my left eye. Last week at a routine eye appointment they found a “freckle” on my left eye. There is a blood vessel growing from that freckle and is causing distorted vision. The name of this is called ocular histoplasmosis.
They are going to remove the blood vessel. It will not restore my vision to normal. It will only stop it from growing worse.

They told me that it is caused from being around chickens. That was over 20 years ago.

Anyways I am in the shop the rest of this week to get as much done as possible before I get this done.

Just wanted to let you know to keep me in your prayers.



--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 11-17-2009 11:16 PM

My prayers are with you Rick. Take care of yourself and keep us informed.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#2 posted 11-18-2009 12:21 AM

I do hope the procedure goes well and is sucessful, I’ll be thinking of you as I expect everyone else will too.
All the best.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#3 posted 11-18-2009 12:28 AM

Rick: Yes my prayers will be with you and the computer programer that set up the machine.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 11-18-2009 12:50 AM

Careful with those lasers man – you’ll shoot your eye out!

As I understand it, the eye is the most rapid healing part of the body.

Good luck with the procedure.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 11-18-2009 01:04 AM

Wow, I have never heard of that from being around chickens…I’ve heard about the dust causing lung problems….etc…etc.

Needless to say, you have my hope and best wishes that all goes well and that you are back too it real quick…..

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#6 posted 11-18-2009 01:05 AM

You’re in my thoughts and prayers buddy. God Bless. Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 11-18-2009 01:12 AM

Hope everything goes well!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#8 posted 11-18-2009 01:17 AM

hi mike i will say a prayer for you god bless you

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#9 posted 11-18-2009 04:05 AM

Rick, I will join in with wishing you the best on the upcoming surgery. You will be in my prayers and I hope you get back into the shop soon.

Just be sure and let us know how things are going.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 11-18-2009 04:06 AM


You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Lew and Mimi

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 11-18-2009 04:55 AM

They eye stuff they do these days it the stuff of science fiction just a few years ago. Let us know how it went afterwards. You’ve got my prayers today.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#12 posted 11-18-2009 05:13 AM

Rick will keep you in my prayers, everything will be fine.

-- Billp

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#13 posted 11-18-2009 05:31 AM

Your in our prayers big guy, take care./


-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#14 posted 11-18-2009 04:07 PM

rick ,
the best to you in this procedure .
God be with you .

i never heard that one ,
can you still look at chicks ?(LOL)

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#15 posted 11-18-2009 04:41 PM

LOL patron yes I can. I have never heard of this either. I checked it out on line and this will always be a threat to me. I guess that happens to us when we get old.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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