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    Got the new ID yesterday. It didn't take long. New drivers Lic. That was a pain. Took 2 days since after 49 years with a TX DL they told me I had to bring my birth certificate in before they would renew. I told the lady that after 49 years they should have access since it is maintained by the State. Didn't work so another early morning but at least I was first in line since I got there real early. I use the DPS office at the main gate. Use to be easy there but the secret isn't a secret any longer.
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    Yep... I had to have cataract surgery just so could get my DL renewed.... They say 20.40 is good enough, but I didn't want to chance it. Now I have to lug around reading glasses everywhere I go, but everything else is crystal clear. And the surgery is really quick and easy.

    Didn't need a birth certificate when I got my DL though...

    I thought it was odd too since I was about the only person in there that spoke English. And all the forms they gave me were in Spanish until I swapped them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sojourner truth View Post
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    I use Scott and White still, and never get a bill. Well... I did a few times when the lady who does billing decided that she didn't want to deal with the paperwork for Tricare fore life, but it didn't take long to disabuse her of her reluctance to file, as I told her I would not remit so much as a penny until she did.

    For my cataract surgery, I used Seton. That is the beauty of Medicare... You can use anyone. About the only thing you will get in the mail is the usual account summary with a statement of benefits paid.
    Sojourner: They're doing my 2nd eye this coming Monday.

    Question: how long ago did you do yours and, b: Do you have to use any sort of eye drops now?......mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Owl View Post
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    Got the new ID yesterday. It didn't take long. New drivers Lic. That was a pain. Took 2 days since after 49 years with a TX DL they told me I had to bring my birth certificate in before they would renew. I told the lady that after 49 years they should have access since it is maintained by the State. Didn't work so another early morning but at least I was first in line since I got there real early. I use the DPS office at the main gate. Use to be easy there but the secret isn't a secret any longer.
    ah sheesh. I kind of hate to hear that 'cause you're right.....that was one of the best kept secrets in town......run out there after supper and wham bam, you're done.....no wait, no trouble, no bureaucratic bs, no nothing, just "get er done!".....mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by sojourner truth View Post
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    Yep... I had to have cataract surgery just so could get my DL renewed.... They say 20.40 is good enough, but I didn't want to chance it. Now I have to lug around reading glasses everywhere I go, but everything else is crystal clear. And the surgery is really quick and easy.

    Didn't need a birth certificate when I got my DL though...

    I thought it was odd too since I was about the only person in there that spoke English. And all the forms they gave me were in Spanish until I swapped them out.
    just got mine 3 months ago and I didn't need any thing either. good thing too 'cause I wouldn't even know where to start to find it. last time I needed it was when I joined the army and they weren't sure I was old enough. I was 17 yrs and 1 day......mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
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    Sojourner: They're doing my 2nd eye this coming Monday.

    Question: how long ago did you do yours and, b: Do you have to use any sort of eye drops now?......mac
    Mine were done a couple of months ago by Dr. Esters at Seaton. The drops (mostly the after surgery Pred Forte drops) will be used until they run out and then that should be it. I am done with everything now and down to just an annual checkup to see if any further adjustments need to be made. One of the things that can happen is if an air bubble gets under the lens and they can fix that in the office with a simple laser procedure.

    What got me was the meds they put me under were so light that I walked out of the hospital 15 minutes after the surgery. The hardest part was sleeping with that damned patch on my eye and not rolling onto my side for 3 nights. ANd it is weird having just one eye done and waiting for the second one because I knocked one lens out of my glasses in order to make that work. One of the options they offer if you have good reading vision in one eye is to just do one eye and leave the other alone so you don't have to use reading glasses. Not an option if you have cataracts in both eyes like I did.

    My suggestion is to get about 6 pairs of cheap reading glasses off the rack at wal mart and lay them all around the house to make life easier once you get both eyes done. And then get into the habit of carrying a pair of them everywhere you go.

    I am now playing guitar with our church praise team, and cannot read the sheet music if I forget my specs. Very embarrassing.

    All in all, it was for the best. The thought of having a nice car that I can't drive sitting in the garage just bugs the hell out of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sojourner truth View Post
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    Mine were done a couple of months ago by Dr. Esters at Seaton. The drops (mostly the after surgery Pred Forte drops) will be used until they run out and then that should be it. I am done with everything now and down to just an annual checkup to see if any further adjustments need to be made.eyes like I did.
    yeow, i'm still doing the prednisone and antibiotics from the one they did last monday and start the antibiotic tomorrow for the one they're gonna do Monday after which i guess i'll be back on both, the antibiotics and anti inflammatory drops again for a while.....thanx, sojourner.....Esters is my doc too.....mac
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    Happy Birthday, N.O. Sorry I'm late but I just got home from a cruise.
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    Sorry I missed it. Happy Belated Birthday, Owl.
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    Happy belated birthday NO

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