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RogerRoger

@Kidfried @Th3solution Probably why I came up with an alternative; I hate fantasy, after all.

Although the term "squire" also predisposes that we're all male around here, and one should never assume (this month of all months).

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

KALofKRYPTON

I had a surgical consultation this morning regarding my right eye.

What I had hoped to be a discussion about a relatively simple procedure that would restore my ability to wear a rigid contact lens for vision, was anything but.

Unfortunately - it seems that outside of a limited trial that is currently unavailable, my sole surgical option at this a corneal transplant, which suffice to say, wasn't what I was expecting!
I see it as a last resort - there are possible lens options which I'm going to see (BOOM BOOM!) about next week.

PSN: KALofKRYPTON (so you can see how often I don't play anything!)

Twitter: @KALofKRYPTON (at your own risk, I don't care if you're offended)

"Fate: Protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise." - Cmdr William T. Riker

kyleforrester87

@KALofKRYPTON that sucks. I have been worried about my eyes in recent years, every 12 months I’ve had a bought of uveitis which seems to be linked to the arthritis which I suffer from. Basically means a trip to A&E, eye drops every hour and 6-8 weeks of not being able to see properly out of one eye, it’s a right pain. I’m just coming to the end of the latest flare up and hopefully my vision will be back to normal in a couple more weeks.

It’s scary stuff the prospect of degrading/losing eye sight, I hope you manage to get sorted out.

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

KALofKRYPTON

@kyleforrester87
It is an absolute pisser! Glad you're on your way out of a stint of Nick Fury!

The possibility that I'd need a transplant or two has always been a spectre on the horizon (bit dramatic that... ), so at least it's not a total shock. I was very hopeful that I could just have some cross linking done and go beck to regular RGP lens wear though.

But, ah-well - there are worse things.

PSN: KALofKRYPTON (so you can see how often I don't play anything!)

Twitter: @KALofKRYPTON (at your own risk, I don't care if you're offended)

"Fate: Protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise." - Cmdr William T. Riker

KALofKRYPTON

@JohnnyShoulder 🤔🤔

I'll compromise with Sagat! 😉

PSN: KALofKRYPTON (so you can see how often I don't play anything!)

Twitter: @KALofKRYPTON (at your own risk, I don't care if you're offended)

"Fate: Protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise." - Cmdr William T. Riker

RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON At a random moment this afternoon, I thought to myself "I wonder how KAL's getting on with his eye appointment?" so I'm sorry to log on and read that it wasn't the best news. Fingers crossed for those lens options you're gonna examine next week!

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger Thanks man. I hope there's something not to quality of life spoiling.

I'm open to just not bothering since I've had a year of it now, but with the possibility of the left eye going the same way, I'll have to settle on something.

PSN: KALofKRYPTON (so you can see how often I don't play anything!)

Twitter: @KALofKRYPTON (at your own risk, I don't care if you're offended)

"Fate: Protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise." - Cmdr William T. Riker

RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON It's either that, or you've got a latent mutation. You'll need special red glasses, and James Marsden will end up playing you in the movie.

I was about to say "I can think of worse fates" but then yeesh, James Marsden.

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger You say that now - but when I'm on screen with a not crap looking Sonic, you'll be awash with jealous rage!

PSN: KALofKRYPTON (so you can see how often I don't play anything!)

Twitter: @KALofKRYPTON (at your own risk, I don't care if you're offended)

"Fate: Protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise." - Cmdr William T. Riker

KratosMD

Well I'm kinda ticked off today. So just to give a backstory about my current situation, I've had an internship at my municipality since the beginning of February and I've been able to practice there thanks to an insurance granted to me by my Public Employment Service agency.

Yesterday I talked with my brother who used to work at the PES agency and he told me that since I started studying at the university again this week (I'm reading some summer courses), that I can't have an internship at the same time. So I emailed my contact at the PES yesterday, and today she called me up personally and confirmed to me that what my brother said yesterday was indeed true and that she has to remove me from their programme, thus terminating my insurance that I have for the internship. So because of that, I won't be able to go back to my workplace until I officially start my summer job there in two weeks.

The thing that made me angry was how fast all of this transpired, and how my contact at the PES wasn't even aware of this possibility. I seriously don't like it when changes happen so fast that you can't mentally prepare for them. It would've been nice to continue working there until my summer job starts, just so I can get into the swing of things earlier.

Oh well, at least I'll be getting some time off. But still, not too happy about this..

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KratosMD

Th3solution

@KratosMD Yeah, that sounds like a bummer. It’s strange the way they put those restrictions on you. It’s as if they want to penalize a person who is trying to do some extra study, get more education, and better themselves and their marketability. Makes no sense. If you have the ability and the motivation to work and study at the same time, that should be rewarded not penalized.
Welp, at least its two weeks off for more gaming. 😄

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The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

KratosMD

@Th3solution So true, I wholeheartedly agree with you mate! I mean that was the idea too, I wanted to read some courses that would make me more attractive on the labour market as well as have this internship.

But maybe I do need some downtime to relax and prepare myself before I start working again. I just hope that I don't become too lazy since it took a long time for me to get into this routine of waking up early and go to work, lol. I mean, it's completely different from waking up late in the mornings when I studied full time at the university.

And yeah, I should take this opportunity to play some games while I still can!

KratosMD

Th3solution

@KratosMD I’ve got an idea —
Set alarm for 6:00 AM. Wake up, eat breakfast.
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM : slay dragons and mythical creatures
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM : participate in crime fighting and the pursuit of justice
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM : lunch
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM : Save the princess
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM : Alternate between racing vehicles and exploring ancient ruins

Then take take it easy in the evening, have a nice dinner, go for a walk, and relax for an hour or two.

7:00 - 9:00 : Explore other galaxies and interact with alien species
9:00 - 11:00 : Finish up any remaining tasks involving saving the world and wrap things up before bed.

See, a full schedule every day to keep your routine! 😄

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Kidfried

@Th3solution Variety is the spice of life, which is why I only need to play video games!

@KratosMD That's rough. Good luck and don't let it get you down too much.

Kidfried

RogerRoger

@KratosMD It often amazes me how often officials, employees and departments have zero idea or awareness of the rules, until you literally have to ask them to confirm. People always seem to think that it's your responsibility to know and check this stuff, not theirs (oh, if only there was a department to monitor these things... wait a second). I mean, it's literally their job.

So I wish I could say that I share in your surprise at how quickly everything happened, or at how shocked you were that nobody at the Public Employment Service had noticed this about your internship, but I can't. As somebody who also doesn't like rapid change, I can only say that I hope you'll be alright and that you're able to enjoy your newly-granted vacation.

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

Octane

Public Employment Service sounds like a better game than Pro Evolution Soccer.

Octane

KratosMD

@Th3solution Haha I'll use it as a reference in the future!

@Kidfried Thanks buddy.

@RogerRoger That's so true. I mean, if my brother didn't warn me beforehand, I would've completely overlooked this. I didn't think it would matter. Not to mention the monetary repercussions I would've faced. To elaborate, since I joined the programme the agency would give me a monthly grant for participating. I put in a request for each month that I've had my internship, so I would've done the same for this month and probably been called out by the Social Insurance Agency since I wasn't allowed to do that in combination with my studies. I don't know if any judiciary consequences would have been taken, but I wouldn't be surprised if it did. It's so stupid.

Also I know that I'm using all these terms like PES and SIA but those are the English names of the agencies here in Sweden. I actually have no idea if there are any corresponding ones in the UK to make it easier as a comparison.

@Octane Lol, yeah it really does.

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