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Forum topic by Karson posted 04-21-2010 12:48 AM 1688 views 0 times favorited 51 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-21-2010 12:48 AM

Last night around 11:00 I started to get double vision while I was browsing the web.

I had been off my blood thinners for about 8 days because I had undergone an colonoscopy and they don’t want you to be on blood thinners when doing that procedure.

I thought I might be getting a blood clot so I took the blood thinner that I had been scheduled to start last night.

I then went to the hospital, All the tests didn’t show any problems but I was still experiencing double visions.

By around 4:00AM my vision had cleared. Test continued today and nothing was found. They have called it a transient condition and wanted me to get my blood thinners under control.

So I’m back home taking it easy, hoping that by Friday the appropriate levels will be reached.

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 04-21-2010 12:54 AM

That sounds scary, I hope everything turns out fine.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 04-21-2010 12:54 AM

whoa….glad your ok there karson…you take it easy for a few days…ya know the one problem with double vision is that all the things you made look good twice as much…… glad your home..i dont like hospitals.. home is better..if ya need anything from me let me know…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 04-21-2010 01:02 AM

WOW! That is scary!!

I’m glad to hear you didn’t take any chances and sought immediate medical attention.

Keep us up to date on your condition.


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

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#4 posted 04-21-2010 01:06 AM

glad your home mate and i hope things gett sorted real soon

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#5 posted 04-21-2010 01:08 AM

Good news Karson

-- 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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#6 posted 04-21-2010 01:10 AM

Glad to hear you are O.K.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#7 posted 04-21-2010 01:15 AM

All the best to you Karson!!

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#8 posted 04-21-2010 01:15 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you Karson, and I hope they figure out what happened!

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#9 posted 04-21-2010 01:27 AM

Take care, friend. Our prayers are with you here at the Bordner home.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#10 posted 04-21-2010 01:29 AM

good to hear that you didn’t take chance and went to hospital and now everything is coming around. Can’t afford to lose a woodworking buddy…

... now, what does your will say about that stash of exotic lumber you have… :)

Best wishes and do take care…

Al H.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#11 posted 04-21-2010 01:43 AM

Keep on the straight and narrow path, we want to keep you here!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 04-21-2010 01:45 AM

Ohhhhhh, Karson.

THAT’s one that I know a thing or two about.

May they find its cause, and get it under control.

It’s no fun … no fun at all.

-- -- Neil

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#13 posted 04-21-2010 01:53 AM

Karson sounds like you suffered a transient ischemic attack or TIA for short. They are usually caused by a decrease in blood flow to an area in the brain. Sometimes a TIA is a precursor to something much more serious, a stroke. I’m glad that you are home and the symptoms have resolved. Another cause could have also been a spike in blood pressure. Keep up with the meds and mend quickly.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#14 posted 04-21-2010 02:21 AM

Glad to hear you are okay.

Getting old is hell, but it sure beats the alternative. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 04-21-2010 02:57 AM

good news !

Charlie – what’s the alternative? getting young? I dunno… some folks might beg the difference ;)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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