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2014-04-07 12:41:58 AM
The goggles, that's how she ended up pregnant with my two-headed love child.
 
2014-04-07 12:45:24 AM

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

...and by that I meant sad for her. Mine hadn't.


With absolutely no snark:

I am glad you pulled through as well as you did. I wouldn't wish that kind of thing on anyone.

I hope the rest of your life is as healthy and happy as possible.
 
2014-04-07 01:00:05 AM
They fix the cable?
 
2014-04-07 01:07:19 AM
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/nothing to contribute, I just like this image macro
 
2014-04-07 01:12:07 AM
That is sad, but at least we still have beer goggles. Me and my fiancé:www.davidwygant.com
 
2014-04-07 01:16:58 AM
Parlay?
 
2014-04-07 01:20:08 AM

anfrind: 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.


Worst selfie ever.
 
2014-04-07 01:22:23 AM

433: Thanks


Hey, thanks for the thing!
 
2014-04-07 01:27:26 AM

LesserEvil: 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.


What?
 
2014-04-07 01:37:44 AM
My first thought was "A blind model who will die soon? What's her number?" Luckily, I RTFA. Because I can see.
 
2014-04-07 01:43:10 AM

DORMAMU: Was i the only one looking at the farkline and assumed it referred to beer goggles?


You were not
 
2014-04-07 02:07:13 AM
Ban sun-tan beds you say..

But, then, how would I know which women are so shallow/have enough confidence issues that they're giving themselves skin cancer?

/ one of the ladies I work with is going through a mid-life crisis. She's always talking about laser abrasive stuff to get rid of wrinkles, boob jobs or various other Frankensteinery.

// with her; I really think it's a confidence thing; so I always make sure to complement her on her dress or whatever.
 
2014-04-07 02:27:23 AM

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?


That's pretty much how most movements to ban things work.  Temperance, the anti-gun movement, censorship movements, etc. Even the PC movement loved to use examples of people intentionally using language in hurtful ways to "prove" that certain words themselves were inherently "bad".

People keep using this stupid argument because historically it's an  effective stupid argument, basically.  It's a fundamentally dishonest rhetorical technique, but it frequently gets you what you want.
 
2014-04-07 02:54:15 AM

SquiggsIN: 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.


Well, to a degree, tanning is the body's way of protecting the skin by darkening its pigmentation.
 
2014-04-07 03:23:04 AM
Fookin 'ell- she should've asked for the steak bakes at Gregg's to be banned as well! If the cancer didn't get her, the obesity would have done!
 
2014-04-07 03:26:02 AM

anfrind: 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.


Plus they'll look nice and leathery when they're older. It's not a good look.
 
2014-04-07 03:26:25 AM

Mark Ratner: That is sad, but at least we still have beer goggles. Me and my fiancé:[www.davidwygant.com image 300x225]


Which one is you?
 
2014-04-07 03:30:22 AM
That's too bad.  She was a real looker.
 
2014-04-07 03:35:22 AM

433: 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.


I dunno. I'd rather have a pirate patch.
 
2014-04-07 04:11:56 AM

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.



The media and organisations have spent many years pushing for brown or black skinned people to not only not be discriminated or prejudiced but to also feel accepted for themselves and within the community with campaigns such as black is beautiful.  Well maybe we need a campaign for white is wonderful.    Perhaps if we stopped associated white with sick,  pale, anemic but as the natural skin color of most people who originated from many Northern areas we would not get white people tannning.

Surely we are at the stage where we accept each other and ourselves and don't have the need to try and change.

Yes, yes...
 
2014-04-07 05:21:39 AM

ladyfortuna: 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.


Mine already has. I'm 47, almost never wear makeup, and people routinely assume I'm in my early 30s.

/Naturally I'm quick to tell them my age, because it's so much nicer to have people think you look fabulous for your age than that you're starting to show it.
//Start using eye cream now if you don't already. Also dab a bit on the bridge of your nose between your eyes and on anything that looks like a frown line.
 
2014-04-07 06:42:25 AM

mr0x: 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.


Wasn't too much shade precisely her problem?
 
2014-04-07 06:44:30 AM
I've earned every line and gray hair I have, and still people don't believe my age.  I think years of having terrible acne, and allergic reactions to sunscreen is now paying off, because my ghostly skin blinds others.

But I agree with the other posters.  If a doctor tells me I have occular melanoma, the eyeball is coming out.  Congrats, Lesser Evil, on kicking cancer's evil ass, but your story is nightmare fuel.
 
2014-04-07 07:21:22 AM
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Mrs Martok?
 
2014-04-07 07:52:36 AM

God-is-a-Taco: /nothing to contribute, I just like this image macro


No, no. You contributed plenty.
 
2014-04-07 08:45:47 AM
Thanks for all the support.

Even though my eyesight is severely impaired now, I still have some peripheral vision (basically, I have blotches in my vision in that eye). I may still end up wearing an eyepatch when working on the computer, for example, though... but my optometrist recommended that I don't use one while driving, for example, since I would lose that peripheral vision.

Having the eye removed sounds like an alternative... but a whole bunch of other problems can rear up in that situation. In some ways, it's also like losing a kidney.... if you lose the eye, then you only have one eye, which would leave you 100% blind if you lost it. If I lost my good eye now, I might not be able to read or work (my job is dependent on my eyesight), but I'd probably at least be able to still get around with the limited vision in my "bad" eye.
 
2014-04-07 08:59:14 AM
Maybe that's his problem
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2014-04-07 09:03:36 AM

Guest: 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.


The media and organisations have spent many years pushing for brown or black skinned people to not only not be discriminated or prejudiced but to also feel accepted for themselves and within the community with campaigns such as black is beautiful.  Well maybe we need a campaign for white is wonderful.    Perhaps if we stopped associated white with sick,  pale, anemic but as the natural skin color of most people who originated from many Northern areas we would not get white people tannning.

Surely we are at the stage where we accept each other and ourselves and don't have the need to try and change.

Yes, yes...


As someone who is pale and who very much loves pale wimmin-folk, I'm getting a kick.
 
2014-04-07 09:37:42 AM

The Repeated Meme: 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


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2014-04-07 10:47:26 AM

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

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She'll be keeping an eye out for him.
 
2014-04-07 11:02:53 AM
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2014-04-07 11:15:16 AM

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

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You know what that first one reminded me of (yes, I am a horrible person)? It reminded me of this guy:

img3.wikia.nocookie.net


/I'm gonna burn, I know.
 
2014-04-07 11:32:26 AM

LesserEvil: 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.


Holy crap dude, crazy.  Glad you made it through.

I'm getting a kick (not really) because I found a lump (whitish) on my conjuctiva this weekend... my internet sleuthing tells me it is  Pinguecula, but your story has me nervous.  Setting up an appointment with anophthalmologist now.
 
2014-04-07 02:44:20 PM
My mom has an off-colored lump on the white of her eyeball. Dr told her it was a farking sunburn from working outdoors for years and not wearing sunglasses.

Now I'm worried about her :(
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2014-04-07 03:55:03 PM
Our homecoming/prom queen when I was in high school, both junior and seniors years, tanned every day after school in those beds. This was back in the '80s. It was, to say the least, unnecessarily excessive.

She was gorgeous and kind, very exotic. She was powerfully insecure, despite her popularity, attractiveness, intelligence, and other blessings (including lots of family money).

She died of skin cancer just after graduating college.

I suppose the "all things in moderation" applies, and tanning salons are still legal, but damn, she was a great person.

/not so cool story bro
 
2014-04-07 07:11:27 PM

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

RIP Debbie Gibson

Came for this.  Leaving very satisfied.


I see what you did there.

Get a mop for that, man
 
2014-04-07 07:48:12 PM
Great headline subby
 
2014-04-07 08:02:54 PM
Going back and reading the article... this woman got some really bad medical attention.

If the tumor obscured half her vision, it was a large tumor, and they should have take the eye out. As for chemo... I doubt that is even a reasonable treatment for a tumor inside the eyeball - eyes are a different sort of beast when it comes to blood flow (it took WEEKS for the blood to finally fade from inside my vitreous humor) and how chemicals can be used to attack a tumor inside of it, but even more importantly, melanomas are aggressive. Radiation is the only option besides removal.

It sounds like she went to doctors who who had never dealt with an ocular melanoma before, and thought they could treat it the same as any other tumor, and likely underestimated how bad it was because it was so "small" (though it was obviously a large tumor for its type). Messing around for so long before deciding to remove it tells me they had no idea what they were doing. Mine was 6mm across, and was barely small enough to let me keep the eye - it obscured a much smaller area of my vision (in an area of my peripheral vision that I didn't really notice until the optometrist demonstrated my vision loss to me). Had they at least done the biopsy, they might have had time to save her life.

It is terrible she was not in a place like the US, where she could go to the Mayo clinic of UofM's ocular oncology specialists and gotten proper treatment.

As for them laying the blame on "sunny countries" or not wearing goggles during tanning sessions, again, that's just stupid. My doctor probably wrote 80% of the papers relating to these tumors and said they have no idea what causes them.
 
2014-04-07 10:14:46 PM

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 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.


The things you learn about on Fark...

Sorry that happened to you. My biggest fear is something going wrong with my eyes.

/vision 475+
 
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