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12 Jul 2022 23:39 #334194 by Jexik
I got glasses for the first time in nearly 18 years. I can see marginally better far away.

Was off meds for a bit but have (so far) kept the post office job. Feel like there has to be a foreign word for working so much that it keeps you miserable, but also stable. I’d work a lot fewer hours if I was good (read: fast) at my job, but I’m not.
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13 Jul 2022 07:54 #334195 by Legomancer
update:

* I am now in my own house, which I have been busy setting up and furnishing
* we have a court date for July 22, but even when we get a judgement it's still like 3 months until divorce is finalized
* I have been titrating off my antidepressants. I'm done with one and spinning down the other. Even when I was taking both at full strength I was miserable and suicidal, so I doubt there's anything lost here
* I have profiles on dating sites. Anyone want to hook up with an old fat nerd? We'll see. But I'm trying to push myself into things I'd otherwise hold back from
* I am amicable with my ex (we aren't fighting about who gets what or anything) but I don't want to be friends. A lot of shit happened that I am not yet ready to forget or forgive and maybe that's not healthy, but I also know that regardless of how I feel about my current situation I still know what got me here. We were doing a zoom lunch on Sundays with her family and I skipped last Sunday's without even a message. Rude, I know, but look, I need space to exist in my new normal and not hold on to old shit. Sorry, in-laws,
* Manic phase of the move is over and a lot of realness is settling in. I know things aren't going to be rosy. I know things I imagined would happen aren't going to happen. I know I have more work to do. It's hard but I feel more prepared to handle it.
* I am absolutely indebted to my friends who have stayed with me through all this, buoyed me, and helped me feel loved. I literally would not be here without them.

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13 Jul 2022 15:21 #334207 by Gary Sax
I never spoke or texted with my ex after the day I moved out besides getting the court papers together and it's the one strong recommend piece of advice I would give any divorcee of any gender. This is all different if you have kids or deep financial entanglements of course.

I've started watching a ton of streaming TV and movies instead of scrolling the internet and it has been a really healthy change.
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13 Jul 2022 15:43 #334208 by Msample

Jexik wrote: I got glasses for the first time in nearly 18 years. I can see marginally better far away.


After putting it off for years I was finally forced to get glasses in order to pass the eye exam to renew my drivers license. I can see short distance OK, but my long distance and esp night vision were shit. HUGE difference, wish I had done it sooner. Since I only need them to drive I don't have to worry about misplacing them since I just leave them in the car.
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13 Jul 2022 16:00 #334209 by stormseeker75
Mine vision issue is reading. Too many years of staring at spreadsheets. I will be making an appointment to get glasses as well, unfortunately. I only say unfortunately because I've had superhero vision for my entire life. I've been 20/15 or so until recently.

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13 Jul 2022 16:05 #334210 by Msample
Yeah 22 years of starting at spreadsheets on a computer was my vision downfall as well.
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13 Jul 2022 18:03 #334212 by Jackwraith
Yup. Joining the chorus. Had 20/15 in my left and 20/20 in my right for much of my life and then things started declining to the point where I have a hard time reading road signs (white lettering on green) at night. My ophthalmologist says I have some cataracts developing, but they're not a real problem yet, but otherwise "It's just sign of age!" Thanks. No, really. But it's become more of an issue reading, as well. I need more light than before and really have to focus on smaller type. Yay.

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13 Jul 2022 18:26 #334213 by ChristopherMD
My parents and siblings all need glasses their whole lives. I'm the only one in my family with perfect vision. So even if I lose it now I still feel lucky.

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14 Jul 2022 08:30 #334224 by the_jake_1973
I've been wearing glasses for the last 35 years and my eyes have leveled out at about a -5.25/-4.75 (L/R) for the last 5 years or so. I've settled on the weekly contacts as my default mode since I can sleep with them in for weeks at a time. I rest my eyes from them with a pair of glasses every couple months. I can't take the plunge into the lasik stuff even though it would probably help my mini painting. I don't want to be that 1% that has shit go wrong with my only set of eyes.
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14 Jul 2022 09:30 #334226 by Shellhead
I've been wearing glasses (or contacts) for most of my life. When I went in for an eye exam last fall, my eyesight had actually improved, which unfortunately meant that I needed a new pair of glasses for the updated prescription.

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14 Jul 2022 22:17 - 14 Jul 2022 22:24 #334253 by Sagrilarus
I’m 58 and am in reading glasses, 1.75s.

So I have a very good vision plan through work, and don’t need prescription glasses for day to day. So on a flyer I had a pair of bifocals made that are designed for four feet and ten inches. That is, pieces on a board or map on the table, and mini-cards with small print on them. I even brought game counters in with me to the appointment to lay on the table for a reference.

The result is an odd pair of glasses that I at first thought were a failure. But I pressed myself to use them on a couple of game nights including one with cards and counters, and after a bit I trained myself to use them. They worked out well. I can look over the top so I get triple vision out of them, and even cards with microprint are in reach, because I can hold them close enough to read. I don’t need them every game night, but some nights they’re invaluable.

The doc thought I was nutty. “How will you read your computer with these?” But with basic frames they cost me $70, and they filled the real gap I had. My readers solve my computer needs and given how often I get angry at my code it’s good to have $4 readers to throw across the room. For games I need longer and shorter. These are much better than wearing two pairs of reading glasses when the mini-cards come out.
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16 Jul 2022 23:58 #334297 by Cranberries

given how often I get angry at my code it’s good to have $4 readers to throw across the room.


I love the little things I learn on this site.

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04 Aug 2022 08:26 #334780 by Legomancer
took my last Effexor this morning. now antidepressant-free
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04 Aug 2022 10:50 #334790 by stormseeker75
I hope you're not going cold turkey! Effexor has some nasty side effects when you do. And if you've weaned off, then I hope it wasn't awful for you!
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04 Aug 2022 12:43 #334794 by Legomancer
I was on Remerol and Effexor, and have been titrating off of them. (Things weren't good when I was on them full dose, so I doubt they were doing much.) I've been tapering down for weeks, today was just the final dose.

So far the only side effects have been: return of restless leg syndrome, difficulty focusing, irritability. I figure I still have a couple weeks of those but only the focus has been really bad.

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