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2014-04-06 09:05:27 PM
Sad, but more than a little stupid to think her decision not to wear goggles didn't factor into her getting cancer in her eye.
 
2014-04-06 09:21:34 PM
As long as people are vain enough to use stupid and dangerous items like tanning beds, they're not going away anytime soon.
 
2014-04-06 09:23:20 PM

www.billboard.com

RIP Debbie Gibson

 
2014-04-06 11:14:54 PM
Lemme see if I have this straight.  She misused a product for years and now wants that product banned because her misuse of the product has caused her significant injury.  Did I get that right?
 
2014-04-06 11:17:04 PM

fusillade762: [www.billboard.com image 650x430]

RIP Debbie Gibson


Came for this.  Leaving very satisfied.
 
2014-04-06 11:18:11 PM

jtown: Lemme see if I have this straight.  She misused a product for years and now wants that product banned because her misuse of the product has caused her significant injury.  Did I get that right?


Yes.
 
2014-04-06 11:20:41 PM
Well she looked good for 20 years.  That has to count for something.  By some measure worth it.
 
2014-04-06 11:21:39 PM
Was i the only one looking at the farkline and assumed it referred to beer goggles?
 
2014-04-06 11:24:37 PM

worlddan: jtown: Lemme see if I have this straight.  She misused a product for years and now wants that product banned because her misuse of the product has caused her significant injury.  Did I get that right?

Yes.


Daily Fail. If they reported that the sky was blue, I'd go outside to check.
 
2014-04-06 11:25:34 PM
Don't you close your eyes when you use those things?
 
2014-04-06 11:27:44 PM

whatshisname: Don't you close your eyes when you use those things?


If you're a pussy, sure.
 
2014-04-06 11:28:06 PM
Just accept your pale fate, England.
 
2014-04-06 11:29:33 PM

twat_waffle: worlddan: jtown: Lemme see if I have this straight.  She misused a product for years and now wants that product banned because her misuse of the product has caused her significant injury.  Did I get that right?

Yes.

Daily Fail. If they reported that the sky was blue, I'd go outside to check.


It's england. The sky is Grey unless a tardis flies by
 
2014-04-06 11:29:45 PM

Lochsteppe: whatshisname: Don't you close your eyes when you use those things?

If you're a pussy, sure.


Beautiful bronzed eyes.
 
2014-04-06 11:31:16 PM

strangeluck: As long as people are vain enough to use stupid and dangerous items like tanning beds, they're not going away anytime soon.


My wife once was devoted to tanning beds, where I never liked the things.  I first got her to cut back by showing her how much it affected out budget.  After awhile, she got used to not having that "I need to tan" thought, and now stories like this helps her to appreciate her decision to give it up.

/see what I did there guys?
//make it seem like it was her idea
///if I try to tell her it was my idea, she will defend it as her's
////let her think that, I still won
 
2014-04-06 11:31:37 PM
Somebody better call Donald Trump with this news before it is too late. On second thought, no don't.
 
2014-04-06 11:31:54 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Just accept your pale fate, England.


Yeah, it just seems like a lot of trouble to get someone be tanned when there are models in every shade.
 
2014-04-06 11:32:03 PM
Let's hope:

www.testbwilcox.com
 
2014-04-06 11:32:45 PM
Artificial tanning should just be banned. Leave toasting to bread.
 
2014-04-06 11:33:33 PM

lack of warmth: strangeluck: As long as people are vain enough to use stupid and dangerous items like tanning beds, they're not going away anytime soon.

My wife once was devoted to tanning beds, where I never liked the things.  I first got her to cut back by showing her how much it affected out budget.  After awhile, she got used to not having that "I need to tan" thought, and now stories like this helps her to appreciate her decision to give it up.

/see what I did there guys?
//make it seem like it was her idea
///if I try to tell her it was my idea, she will defend it as her's
////let her think that, I still won


She just read this comment over my shoulder...

/couldn't resist.
//bored as balls at work
 
2014-04-06 11:36:00 PM
Zero sympathy for people who get cancer from tanning.  Tanners are idiots.  Don't fark with evolution.  If you're tan, you're burned, period.  A tan = skin damage.
 
2014-04-06 11:36:07 PM

DORMAMU: twat_waffle: worlddan: jtown: Lemme see if I have this straight.  She misused a product for years and now wants that product banned because her misuse of the product has caused her significant injury.  Did I get that right?

Yes.

Daily Fail. If they reported that the sky was blue, I'd go outside to check.

It's england. The sky is Grey unless a tardis flies by


They "report" on American "news" enough.
 
2014-04-06 11:37:02 PM
The parents of another kid in my daughter's class own a chain of tanning joints. The wife looks like an old catcher's mitt. She can't be older than 40... It's sad and puzzling at the same time.
 
2014-04-06 11:39:52 PM

twat_waffle: DORMAMU: twat_waffle: worlddan: jtown: Lemme see if I have this straight.  She misused a product for years and now wants that product banned because her misuse of the product has caused her significant injury.  Did I get that right?

Yes.

Daily Fail. If they reported that the sky was blue, I'd go outside to check.

It's england. The sky is Grey unless a tardis flies by

They "report" on American "news" enough.


We are the soap opera nation.

who needs tabloid headline writers with us around? As evidence i submit exhibit Florida tag and Arizona ' jealousy of that tag
 
2014-04-06 11:45:22 PM

Guy McRule: The parents of another kid in my daughter's class own a chain of tanning joints. The wife looks like an old catcher's mitt. She can't be older than 40... It's sad and puzzling at the same time.


Bleh. And here I am at nearly 34, annoyed by tiny tiny lines I'm starting to see up close... my vampire skin will apparently win the day against people who went tanning.
 
2014-04-06 11:45:30 PM
img.fark.net

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-04-06 11:46:34 PM

DORMAMU: twat_waffle: DORMAMU: twat_waffle: worlddan: jtown: Lemme see if I have this straight.  She misused a product for years and now wants that product banned because her misuse of the product has caused her significant injury.  Did I get that right?

Yes.

Daily Fail. If they reported that the sky was blue, I'd go outside to check.

It's england. The sky is Grey unless a tardis flies by

They "report" on American "news" enough.

We are the soap opera nation.

who needs tabloid headline writers with us around? As evidence i submit exhibit Florida tag and Arizona ' jealousy of that tag


True, true. The Daily Fail seems to love doing it, though. It's usually between their totally-not-fabricated-out-of-whole-cloth about chav welfare cheats and other totally factual stories about lower class people to allow Tories to feel a smug sense of superiority mixed with equal parts righteous indignation.
 
2014-04-06 11:53:27 PM
Thanks for screwing up the line again in the usual manner, dumbitter. Great work.
 
2014-04-06 11:57:34 PM

strangeluck: As long as people are vain enough to use stupid and dangerous items like tanning beds, they're not going away anytime soon.


Ummm...She'll be going away in just a few weeks.  Demand for such devices shall decline, if just a bit, no?
 
2014-04-07 12:04:09 AM

worlddan: jtown: Lemme see if I have this straight.  She misused a product for years and now wants that product banned because her misuse of the product has caused her significant injury.  Did I get that right?

Yes.


Hang on. Hang on.

Are you telling me... tanning beds cause cancer?
 
2014-04-07 12:06:31 AM
Regular Tanning Bed sessions:

I'd put this on the candidate for the top White People Problems list.
 
2014-04-07 12:07:15 AM
Well she should get her money back. She is as pale as a beluga.

And about as big.
 
2014-04-07 12:07:59 AM
Something tells me that more than 1 in 6,000,000 people uses tanning beds without goggles. A lot more than that. This woman just got unlucky and has nothing to blame but random chance.
 
2014-04-07 12:14:13 AM
Huh. I thought cancer made you skinny.
 
2014-04-07 12:17:07 AM
img.fark.net
That's the fifth hole, right there.
 
2014-04-07 12:17:29 AM

nytmare: Thanks for screwing up the line again in the usual manner, dumbitter. Great work.


I aim to please.

/subby
//you'll get over it
///point to the dollie to show where Drew touched you
 
2014-04-07 12:17:44 AM

jaytkay: Huh. I thought cancer made you skinny.


Apparently it adds 40 pounds and 20 years.  That's a hard 42.
 
2014-04-07 12:17:53 AM

Mister_poopy_pants: [img.fark.net image 562x634]

[24.media.tumblr.com image 237x344]


Needs a corncob pipe and a can of spinach, in my opinion.
 
2014-04-07 12:23:38 AM

twat_waffle: DORMAMU: twat_waffle: DORMAMU: twat_waffle: worlddan: jtown: Lemme see if I have this straight.  She misused a product for years and now wants that product banned because her misuse of the product has caused her significant injury.  Did I get that right?

Yes.

Daily Fail. If they reported that the sky was blue, I'd go outside to check.

It's england. The sky is Grey unless a tardis flies by

They "report" on American "news" enough.

We are the soap opera nation.

who needs tabloid headline writers with us around? As evidence i submit exhibit Florida tag and Arizona ' jealousy of that tag

True, true. The Daily Fail seems to love doing it, though. It's usually between their totally-not-fabricated-out-of-whole-cloth about chav welfare cheats and other totally factual stories about lower class people to allow Tories to feel a smug sense of superiority mixed with equal parts righteous indignation.


Yep. They report on us so their readers feel better about themselves. Passively agressively
 
2014-04-07 12:25:23 AM
So pasty. She'd look better with a tan.

...well, no, she'd look better with a boob job and a paper bag over her head.
 
2014-04-07 12:28:27 AM
I, for one, don't understand the appeal of tanning beds.  Of all the people I've known who have used them, none of them looked any better with a tan.
 
2014-04-07 12:29:00 AM

Lochsteppe: whatshisname: Don't you close your eyes when you use those things?

If you're a pussy, sure.


You funny.
 
2014-04-07 12:29:03 AM
I'm getting a kick (not really) out of this story because had the same damn thing.

Sad that it wasn't found before it metastasized - I got treated with radiation and followups with lasers. This is basically a tumor inside your eye. Mine was discovered during a routine eye exam (my first eye exam after 8 years), and I was sent to a retinal specialist (at this point, it looked like just an issue with the retina). The specialist ran an ultrasound (over my eyelid) and discovered it was actually a lump on my retina.

That led me to being sent to "Ocular Oncology" specialists at University of Michigan. It was cancer. I had to get screened to see if the cancer had spread, and they'd do a biopsy while they were treating it. Lucky me, I was one of the 30 or so people to get this every year... well, actually, to some degree, I was lucky that I was only 40 minutes away from one of the few places in the world that had experts in treating this.

One of the fun things was all the examinations... unlike the retinal specialist, the folks at Kellogg Eye Center ran ultrasounds ACROSS MY EYEBALL. Yay! If you've never had this done, ponder the idea of having a device that looks like a ballpoint pen, making a slight buzzing noise, reminiscent of a dentist drill, being swiped across your bare eyeball. There was other stuff... the doctor carefully hand drew my retina in detail, and imaging was done (I was injected with dyes to make the veins stand out)

After my screening, which included x-rays and ultrasounds to determine if I had any lumps or masses on any organs, I was scheduled for consultation with radiology regarding the radioactive "plaque" they would use. I was assured the radiation would be shielded from the rest of my body, but... more on that later.

I went in on a Monday morning, they put me out, cut some muscle and sewed this chip on the back of my eyeball, under the where the tumor was in my eye. For the next week, I had to wear a giant lead shield over part of my face and was to avoid prolonged company - i.e. my family and pets could not be in the same room with me for more than 20 minutes at a time. My wife slept out in our living room for the week. On Friday, they took it out. Fun fact: They tried to use MAPS on me... I'd be awake, aware, but I wouldn't feel anything, wouldn't care, and wouldn't remember. I don't know about you guys, but somebody pulling my eyeball out to remove a chip sewn on the back of it would be pretty traumatic - as it was, I had pain issues, and they put me under general during the operation.

They had performed a biopsy, which involved getting a sample of the tumor using a needle through my eyeball.

Slowly, over the next three months, vision returned to my eye, while I dutifully used the dilating eyedrops. This was disconcerting because the biopsy caused some bleeding in my vitreous humor - whenever I tilted my head back, a curtain of blobby blackness crept over my vision.

The laser treatments, I was told, would be painful. This wasn't the laser causing the pain - it was the shots they had to use to inject meds to "freeze" my eye beforehand - directly into the muscles below the eye, where there are a LOT of nerves. Also, it's not fun having somebody aiming a needle in the general eye area. The laser treatments lasted about 5~10 minutes, as they cauterized the edges of the tumor with an IR laser. I saw some sort of red light, which was used to aim it.

3+ years laters...I'm still here, but the vision in that eye is pretty well shot, due to the radiation. As for the radiologist's assurance that the rest of me would be shielded? I discovered, some months after the treatment, that I had a missing memory. A pet I had 5 years before was completely snipped out of my brain - even with the knowledge that this pet existed, I have been unable to muster the slightest memory of it; a cat that had some health issues, and we had to put to sleep, a cat that spent most of its time with me, on my lap, or sitting nearby when we had it.

Anyway, that's my "CSB" - every moment of the treatment was filled with anxiety, as I can't even wear contacts, because I have a thing about my "touching" eyeballs - and this was on top of dealing with "the big C"

Oh, and as for the cause? I have never used a tanning bed. The doctors told me they really have no idea what might cause ocular melanomas. Not a clue. There simply isn't enough cases to find anything causal.
 
2014-04-07 12:30:18 AM

LesserEvil: Sad that it wasn't found before it metastasized


...and by that I meant sad for her. Mine hadn't.
 
2014-04-07 12:32:25 AM
Read that 'as the Google'.

Yeah, too much computer time.
 
2014-04-07 12:33:21 AM

twat_waffle: DORMAMU: twat_waffle: DORMAMU: twat_waffle: worlddan: jtown: Lemme see if I have this straight.  She misused a product for years and now wants that product banned because her misuse of the product has caused her significant injury.  Did I get that right?

Yes.

Daily Fail. If they reported that the sky was blue, I'd go outside to check.

It's england. The sky is Grey unless a tardis flies by

They "report" on American "news" enough.

We are the soap opera nation.

who needs tabloid headline writers with us around? As evidence i submit exhibit Florida tag and Arizona ' jealousy of that tag

True, true. The Daily Fail seems to love doing it, though. It's usually between their totally-not-fabricated-out-of-whole-cloth about chav welfare cheats and other totally factual stories about lower class people to allow Tories to feel a smug sense of superiority mixed with equal parts righteous indignation.


Her parents allowed her to buy her own tanning bed when she was 14. I think pretty much everybody would feel a sense of superiority to that.

And in this case, the Daily Fail just plagiarized a story posted the previous day by the Stoke Sentinel, including the quotes they refer to as "speaking today". Pretty easy to find once you convince Google that you're sure you're not looking for Debbie Gibson.
 
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2014-04-07 12:34:36 AM

LesserEvil: I'm getting a kick


Wow, that is a great deal to endure.  I am incredibly sensitive and squeamish about things touching or coming close to my eye.  I would have let them take my eye.  But you, you were a trooper.  Thanks for the story.  I'm glad they were able to treat you.
 
2014-04-07 12:38:54 AM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Just accept your pale fate, England.


I do. It doesn't matter how much sun I get, I still have the albinos mock my paleness.
 
2014-04-07 12:40:04 AM

LesserEvil: I don't know about you guys, but somebody pulling my eyeball out to remove a chip sewn on the back of it would be pretty traumatic - as it was, I had pain issues, and they put me under general during the operation.


G'kar would have taken it as an opportunity to wave hello to himself.
 
2014-04-07 12:41:55 AM

LesserEvil: I'm getting a kick (not really) out of this story because had the same damn thing.

Sad that it wasn't found before it metastasized - I got treated with radiation and followups with lasers. This is basically a tumor inside your eye. Mine was discovered during a routine eye exam (my first eye exam after 8 years), and I was sent to a retinal specialist (at this point, it looked like just an issue with the retina). The specialist ran an ultrasound (over my eyelid) and discovered it was actually a lump on my retina.

That led me to being sent to "Ocular Oncology" specialists at University of Michigan. It was cancer. I had to get screened to see if the cancer had spread, and they'd do a biopsy while they were treating it. Lucky me, I was one of the 30 or so people to get this every year... well, actually, to some degree, I was lucky that I was only 40 minutes away from one of the few places in the world that had experts in treating this.

One of the fun things was all the examinations... unlike the retinal specialist, the folks at Kellogg Eye Center ran ultrasounds ACROSS MY EYEBALL. Yay! If you've never had this done, ponder the idea of having a device that looks like a ballpoint pen, making a slight buzzing noise, reminiscent of a dentist drill, being swiped across your bare eyeball. There was other stuff... the doctor carefully hand drew my retina in detail, and imaging was done (I was injected with dyes to make the veins stand out)

After my screening, which included x-rays and ultrasounds to determine if I had any lumps or masses on any organs, I was scheduled for consultation with radiology regarding the radioactive "plaque" they would use. I was assured the radiation would be shielded from the rest of my body, but... more on that later.

I went in on a Monday morning, they put me out, cut some muscle and sewed this chip on the back of my eyeball, under the where the tumor was in my eye. For the next week, I had to wear a giant lead shield over part of my face and ...


So, for those of you who are tl;dr, if a doctor ever tells you you have "ocular melanomas," just tell them to take your farking eye out.
 
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