Looking for a holiday

@Asylum (48282)
Manchester, England
October 2, 2016 11:48am CST
As some members may be aware, I have been undergoing cataract treatment for over a year now. Currently I am taking eye drops several times per day in order to clear up an infection, which otherwise may result in yet another operation. My next appointment is 18th October and a friend suggested that I take a holiday in between to take my mind off the situation. Ordinarily it would never cross my mind to book a holiday, but under the circumstances it does seem a prudent idea. If I can find a reasonable holiday by this weekend and only take a week, I shall be home in time to attend the appointment. The hunt for a holiday is now on.
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@marlina (71364)
• Canada
2 Oct 16
Good luck finding something suitable for you to go for a short holiday. I am doing the eye drops thing too, sick of it. I will have my second surgery on Oct.12, so I am not about to be finish with those drops.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
2 Oct 16
This is very true because you will have a few weeks of drops after the operation. Of course a cataract operation and a few weeks of eye drops is not too bad.
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@MALUSE (38121)
• Germany
2 Oct 16
I'm so glad I've got my two cataract ops behind me.
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@Marty1 (31950)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 Oct 16
@marlina I had to take eye drops for an eye surgery for three months in 2002, and i was tired of them too. I m the type who hates eye drops i won't put another eye drop in my eye! But my surgery was for something i can't even remember the name of just know up close reading the book pages were double and blurred into each other. i had to read with one eye closed
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• United States
2 Oct 16
That's a great idea. Good luck. Be sure to take plenty of drops and the prescription (you never know).
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
2 Oct 16
The eye drops will be close to finished by the weekend, so that is not likely to be an issue.
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• United States
4 Oct 16
@Asylum Great. Enjoy your trip.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
4 Oct 16
@ElizabethWallace I am hoping to take another break shortly after my appointment on 18th, but of course that would be reliant on whatever schedule is provided for further treatment.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
2 Oct 16
I hope you can go somewhere to get your mind off everything.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
2 Oct 16
Even the hunt for a holiday will be a temporary distraction.
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• United States
3 Oct 16
The choices are endless! How fun! Have you ever taken a map an closed your eyes and pointed?
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
3 Oct 16
With my luck I would choose somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.
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• United States
3 Oct 16
@Asylum You have had a streak of bad luck lately. The clock is ticking.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
3 Oct 16
@Jeanniemaries I will not listen to it.
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@celticeagle (117306)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Oct 16
Hope you find a nice place to holiday. Sorry to hear of the infection. I think I will be up for cataract surgery soon. I was diagnosed with one in June and it seems to be getting worse.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
2 Oct 16
That is the strange thing about cataracts. They will not perform the operation until it is considered necessary, yet everyone knows that a cataract will progress and require the operation eventually.
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@celticeagle (117306)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Oct 16
@Asylum .......Well, I think I have had mine for about fifteen years. I was thinking the other day that I had this problem with my eyes since before we moved into this apartment. That was about fifteen years ago. I only said something to the doctor this year.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
2 Oct 16
@celticeagle Drawing attention earlier would only have resulted in being referred to an optician to prescribe glasses. The operation is not usually available until the situation becomes critical, which is outrageous.
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@marguicha (90801)
• Chile
2 Oct 16
You have had souch a bad luck with your treament, friend. I had my cataract surgery and was walking aroung very soon. And although I had some trouble getting dizzy at first, I soon grew acostument to it all.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
2 Oct 16
I expected the whole scenario to be over before last Christmas, but it is becoming likely that it will not be over by the coming Christmas.
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@marlina (71364)
• Canada
2 Oct 16
@Asylum YOu have not been lucky with your problem, that's for sure.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
2 Oct 16
@marlina I have been seriously unfortunate even by my standards.
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@Inlemay (16490)
• South Africa
6 Oct 16
Oh you are like a Hunter of Holidays - always looking through the scope to find the right place. Yesterday while playing bowls, my friend who has just (4 weeks) ago had his eye surgery, got a massive blood clot in the white of the eye - I was horrified and insisted that he stop playing and go home and contact his specialist. They are checking it today - oh I hope he hasnt come back to bowls to soon - the sunlight is a killer
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
6 Oct 16
Such developments can be a major concern, especially at first when you have no idea what the problem is.
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@Inlemay (16490)
• South Africa
6 Oct 16
@Asylum I am waiting on the results - shame I feel for him
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
6 Oct 16
@Inlemay It must be traumatic not knowing the reason.
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@RasmaSandra (16662)
• Riga, Latvia
2 Oct 16
Hope you find a holiday where you can just relax and ease your mind. I wish you the best of luck when it comes to your appointment and that everything goes well with your eyes. Perhaps a holiday in a quiet lodge by a lake where you can just enjoy the fall colors.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
3 Oct 16
I was thinking more of somewhere like Spain where it will be a little warmer.
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@RasmaSandra (16662)
• Riga, Latvia
6 Oct 16
@Asylum If you are still looking I hit upon this site that offer villa rentals for holidays in Spain. I just don't know what their prices are like so just another suggestion.
Book a hotel in Spain online. Hotels from budget to luxury. Good rates. No reservation costs. Read hotel reviews from real guests.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
6 Oct 16
@RasmaSandra I usually find booking the accommodation and flight separately to work out more expensive than a package deal.
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@Mike197602 (13363)
• Worcester, England
2 Oct 16
At home or abroad?
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
2 Oct 16
I was considering abroad, though somewhere fairly local such as Spain. Surprisingly flights and accommodation for Spain are still quite pricey, but I shall keep looking.
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@Mike197602 (13363)
• Worcester, England
2 Oct 16
@Asylum my sister is looking at Bulgaria...seem to be some nice places to go to there and the prices aren't extortionate.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
2 Oct 16
@Mike197602 I have not looked at Bulgaria for a while but may try again.
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@Marty1 (31950)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 Oct 16
@asylum I am sorry i can't suggest a place but hope you do find the perfect place, I wish you the best with your cataracts. I am sure it will all be over soon, and your life will be back to normal!
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
2 Oct 16
It has been so long that I no longer know what normal is.
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@Marty1 (31950)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 Oct 16
@Asylum I am so sorry. Hopefully, this is just a little bump in the road of life, and it gets better soon so that you remember what normal is or get a new normal you are satisfied with the new way of life.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
2 Oct 16
@Marty1 So far it has been a rather large bump in the road, like a hump back bridge.
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
3 Oct 16
That is indeed a nice suggestion . It will make you relax before your next operation .
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
3 Oct 16
I am looking at the option of going away this weekend, which will last until a few days before my next appointment.
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
3 Oct 16
@Asylum Go for it !
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@BelleStarr (37122)
• Portland, Connecticut
12 Oct 16
I know you are in Spain now but I am catching up on posts that I somehow missed.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
12 Oct 16
We all end up doing that at times. During quiet periods I have responded to discussions 7 or 8 years old.
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@garymarsh6 (13197)
• United Kingdom
4 Oct 16
I am sure you will find one with ease! Hope the eyes are settling down!
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
4 Oct 16
They seem to be fine, but I am not able to examine them as the consultants do.
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@shivamani10 (11131)
• Hyderabad, India
3 Oct 16
I too had a kind of fear when I had to contact a doctor for my dental problem. He just removed the tooth and sent me out. Some 6 tablets also were given to me. That's all
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
3 Oct 16
I am more concerned about operations on my eye than my teeth, but I do realise that it does not make dental treatment any less undesirable.
@PurnaSharma (2011)
• India
3 Oct 16
It is sensitive, so it is good idea to take rest before operation.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
3 Oct 16
I am still hoping that the operation may not be necessary, but the interim anticipation is worth avoiding.
• New Delhi, India
3 Oct 16
All the best dear both for the vacation and for the appointment... Enjoy and live life to the fullest
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
3 Oct 16
I might as well since I am in the latter part of my life.
• Japan
3 Oct 16
I hope you can find somewhere that will help you relax.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
3 Oct 16
I will certainly make a concerted effort.
@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
3 Oct 16
Distractions are wonderful things for allowing time to pass unnoticed.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
3 Oct 16
I fully agree and intend to find something to pass a week by.
@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Oct 16
I hope you find a holiday destination. Certainly it would help take your mind off other things.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
3 Oct 16
It would also avoid the current cold weather for a short while.
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@Susan2015 (20214)
• United States
2 Oct 16
Hope that you find a nice place to visit at least for a few days.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
3 Oct 16
I will not go for less than a week. The weather is too cold to take a break in England, so a flight overseas would require a week to justify the cost.