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 Post subject: Today I become a VAMPIRE
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:37 pm 
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I went to the retina specialist yesterday, and he confirmed the diagnosis of Central Serous Retinopathy.

Turns out this is something they like to treat quickly, so today I'm receiving Visudyne treatment.

The biggest side effect? From the pamphlet:

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Patients who receive Visudyne will become temporarily
photosensitive after the infusion. Patients should wear a
wristband to remind them to avoid direct sunlight for 5 days.
During that period, patients should avoid exposure of
unprotected skin, eyes or other body organs to direct sunlight
or bright indoor light. Sources of bright light include, but are
not limited to, tanning salons, bright halogen lighting and high
power lighting used in surgical operating rooms or dental
offices.

If treated patients must go outdoors in daylight during the
first 5 days after treatment, they should protect all parts of
their skin and their eyes by wearing protective clothing and
dark sunglasses. UV sunscreens are not effective in protecting
against photosensitivity reactions because photoactivation of
the residual drug in the skin can be caused by visible light.


AWESOME. I shall become a creature of the night.

Unfortunately, I don't get to turn into a bat or mist, or command wolves or anything like that, but I also don't have to drink blood.

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 Post subject: Re: Today I become a VAMPIRE
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:49 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:36 pm 
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solipsistnation wrote:

Unfortunately, I don't get to turn into a bat or mist, or command wolves or anything like that, but I also don't have to drink blood.

yet!

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 Post subject: Re: Today I become a VAMPIRE
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:39 pm 
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do you sparkle in the sunlight?

(quick healing to you, vampy.)

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 Post subject: Re: Today I become a VAMPIRE
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:10 pm 
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Nope, I just burn and whine about it...

Thanks. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Today I become a VAMPIRE
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:49 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:51 pm 
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do you sparkle in the sunlight?

(quick healing to you, vampy.)


Damn, you beat me to it.

Cool though! And gute besserung!

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 Post subject: Re: Today I become a VAMPIRE
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:16 pm 
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Cool though! And gute besserung!


Thanks! And watch out, "A Neck." Bitey bitey!

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 Post subject: Re: Today I become a VAMPIRE
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:17 pm 
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How does a wristband remind you to avoid sunlight?


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 Post subject: Re: Today I become a VAMPIRE
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:13 pm 
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Nora wrote:
How does a wristband remind you to avoid sunlight?


I was skeptical as well (I would forget why I had a string tied around my finger, for example), but it turns out it reminds you by having "Avoid sun until 12/21/10" printed on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Today I become a VAMPIRE
PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:52 am 
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solipsistnation wrote:
Unfortunately, I don't get to turn into a bat or mist, or command wolves or anything like that, but I also don't have to drink blood.

If you do need to drink blood, I believe True Bloodtm is vegan.
I hope your eyes are all good after this!

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 Post subject: Re: Today I become a VAMPIRE
PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:57 pm 
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solipsistnation wrote:
I went to the retina specialist yesterday, and he confirmed the diagnosis of Central Serous Retinopathy.

Turns out this is something they like to treat quickly, so today I'm receiving Visudyne treatment.

The biggest side effect? From the pamphlet:

Quote:
Patients who receive Visudyne will become temporarily
photosensitive after the infusion. Patients should wear a
wristband to remind them to avoid direct sunlight for 5 days.
During that period, patients should avoid exposure of
unprotected skin, eyes or other body organs to direct sunlight
or bright indoor light. Sources of bright light include, but are
not limited to, tanning salons, bright halogen lighting and high
power lighting used in surgical operating rooms or dental
offices.

If treated patients must go outdoors in daylight during the
first 5 days after treatment, they should protect all parts of
their skin and their eyes by wearing protective clothing and
dark sunglasses. UV sunscreens are not effective in protecting
against photosensitivity reactions because photoactivation of
the residual drug in the skin can be caused by visible light.


AWESOME. I shall become a creature of the night.

Unfortunately, I don't get to turn into a bat or mist, or command wolves or anything like that, but I also don't have to drink blood.



If its any consolation bright light has always triggered my migraines- so I have been a vampire for years.

My office is so dark sometimes I have been asked if I am secretly a bat.

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 Post subject: Re: Today I become a VAMPIRE
PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:38 pm 
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Rhizopus Oligosporus wrote:
If you do need to drink blood, I believe True Bloodtm is vegan.


Apparently it's not! A vegan friend of mine embarked on a grand journey to find some and was devastated when she read the ingredients and saw carmine on the list.

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 Post subject: Re: Today I become a VAMPIRE
PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:00 pm 
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So that's how they make it so red. I guess I'll have to give the rest of my stash to the local food pantry and to back to living on blood oranges.

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 Post subject: Re: Today I become a VAMPIRE
PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:09 pm 
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