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rokchik
post Apr 5 2011, 01:56 PM
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Hello GMC!!

How have you all been? smile.gif It seems like forever since I've been here...

Things have been a bit crazy for me the last few months. I have been traveling a lot for work not to mention the new schedule we have which is not my favourite to say the least. My new puppy is 8 months old now and has been keeping me pretty busy and I've had some family matters I had to deal with. Life just likes to happen tongue.gif

One other major thing that happened is I had the LASIK eye surgery!! I went from being a -7 in both eyes, (which if you didn't know is very very poor. Things basically had to be about 2 feet from my face before I could see it LOL!!) to very nearly 20/20 in less than 24 hrs. It was CRAZY!! I have had glasses for pretty much my entire life... 27 yrs to be exact as I got them when I was 6 or 7. And now I can see without them... amazing what technology can do. I'm still adjusting... grabbing for my glasses in the morning, I feel like they are still on my face sometimes so I'm trying to push them up, stuff like that. It's a little surreal but I am very very happy. I can actually see the alarm clock now laugh.gif I can wear sunglasses, without having to wear my contacts, and I've gone a little nuts with the sunglass shopping too cool.gif My boyfriend just shakes his head as I seem to come home with a new pair every other day LOL!! It's been about a week and a half since my surgery and I've had no issues other than dry eyes. It's a whole new world out there ha ha ha!!

But things have slowed down some, I'm getting back into a routine, so I'm hoping to be around here a bit more. Not to mention get back on track with my private lessons with Adrian... not that I ever was really on track LOL!!

Hope to catch up with you all smile.gif

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post Apr 5 2011, 02:22 PM
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Hey, good to see you again. ..."see you" wink.gif Happy to hear surgery was so positive and about your puppy keeping you on your toes


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post Apr 5 2011, 02:55 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Apr 5 2011, 10:22 AM) *
Hey, good to see you again. ..."see you" wink.gif Happy to hear surgery was so positive and about your puppy keeping you on your toes


Ha Ha Ha! Thanks MickeM smile.gif

yes the little fellow is not so little anymore... 8 months and 90 Lbs.

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post Apr 5 2011, 03:45 PM
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post Apr 5 2011, 04:00 PM
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Great to see you back around again Rok!!
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post Apr 5 2011, 05:11 PM
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yeah! I read your news in your facebook! It's amazing what technology can do nowadays! Welcome back to GMC! biggrin.gif


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post Apr 5 2011, 11:17 PM
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Thanks guys it's good to be back... and also back to playing guitar!!!
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post Apr 6 2011, 12:15 AM
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Great to have you back and with new view on the world! smile.gif)

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post Apr 6 2011, 12:55 AM
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Happy to have you back! Glad your surgery worked out. I've seen that procedure on YouTube, and...EEK! It looks scary! ohmy.gif


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post Apr 6 2011, 12:15 PM
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post Apr 7 2011, 12:10 AM
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Welcom back ROCK CHIK! Glad to hear your eye surgery went well smile.gif Post some pix of your new pupp! What's his name? I'd like to invite you to our Saturday Video Chat if you can make it wink.gif Love to have you in the group!

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QUOTE (rokchik @ Apr 5 2011, 07:56 AM) *
Hello GMC!!

How have you all been? smile.gif It seems like forever since I've been here...

Things have been a bit crazy for me the last few months. I have been traveling a lot for work not to mention the new schedule we have which is not my favourite to say the least. My new puppy is 8 months old now and has been keeping me pretty busy and I've had some family matters I had to deal with. Life just likes to happen tongue.gif

One other major thing that happened is I had the LASIK eye surgery!! I went from being a -7 in both eyes, (which if you didn't know is very very poor. Things basically had to be about 2 feet from my face before I could see it LOL!!) to very nearly 20/20 in less than 24 hrs. It was CRAZY!! I have had glasses for pretty much my entire life... 27 yrs to be exact as I got them when I was 6 or 7. And now I can see without them... amazing what technology can do. I'm still adjusting... grabbing for my glasses in the morning, I feel like they are still on my face sometimes so I'm trying to push them up, stuff like that. It's a little surreal but I am very very happy. I can actually see the alarm clock now laugh.gif I can wear sunglasses, without having to wear my contacts, and I've gone a little nuts with the sunglass shopping too cool.gif My boyfriend just shakes his head as I seem to come home with a new pair every other day LOL!! It's been about a week and a half since my surgery and I've had no issues other than dry eyes. It's a whole new world out there ha ha ha!!

But things have slowed down some, I'm getting back into a routine, so I'm hoping to be around here a bit more. Not to mention get back on track with my private lessons with Adrian... not that I ever was really on track LOL!!

Hope to catch up with you all smile.gif

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post Apr 7 2011, 06:40 AM
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Welcome back rok! I can imagine what a difference it makes not having to wear glasses anymore. Since I switch between glasses and contacts, I also get confused sometimes when I don't feel the glasses on my nose laugh.gif


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post Apr 7 2011, 09:38 AM
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Welcome back to GMC.. congrats on your eye procedure, that must have been quite scary ! smile.gif


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post Apr 7 2011, 09:55 AM
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post Apr 7 2011, 12:05 PM
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post Apr 9 2011, 05:02 PM
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It's great to have you back Rok! smile.gif Really happy for the success of the operation and restoring your vision to proper state. I can sense that you're happy, and girl, you deserve it! Cheers smile.gif


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post Apr 9 2011, 09:11 PM
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Wonder if in the future there would be lasik guitarist hand surgery??? lol

Great to hear you got brand new eyes!
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post Apr 9 2011, 10:27 PM
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Thanks everyone for the kind words smile.gif It's great to be back!!

Todd my new guys name is Jax (registered name is Knatchbull's Son of Anarchy... if ya couldn't tell I'm a bit of a fan of the show wink.gif tongue.gif ) He's a Bullmastiff and here is a photo

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Photo is from about 3 months ago... he's only about 5 months and 60 lbs here biggrin.gif That's his older brother Tyson in the photo with us. That is usually what happens if I get on the couch at all. One thing about Bullmastiff's is regardless of how big they get they still seem to think they can get in your lap laugh.gif I have some newer shots but haven't downloaded the camera yet. I'll post some later if you like.

And Thank You for the invite to video chat on Saturdays. I'll pop by when I can. I work every other weekend so I might not make many sad.gif

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