RIP Debbie Gibson
whatshisname: Don't you close your eyes when you use those things?
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.
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.
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?
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 ...
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.
jaytkay: Huh. I thought cancer made you skinny.
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.
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