I woke up blind in one eye this morning

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My neighbour has been looking after Mandy for me. She just made it clear she wants back! Tomorrow morning! My neighbour will do the first Gassegehen for me👍.

This blighter!❤️

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Glad to hear you will be escaping today John!

I wish you a speedy recovery!

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While I am recovering, Nicole on Crete has hired a couple of specialists ( whom we have known for years ) to install a new AC unit.

Even yesterday, our main contact swore they would be on time at 9 this morning.

 

So, Nicole just phoned our main guy ( nearly 9.50 Greek time ) and asked when they would be arriving. " Our guy " ( with the sounds of the local cafe in the background ) laughed and said: " Greek system, Nicole. We will be there in two minutes."

They are still not there. Basically, there is no respect for other people's time here. They don't call to explain, they don't apologise. 
 

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😂

The guys eventually turned up and did a good job! They told Nicole the AC unit comes with a 10 year guarantee!

Nicole: " where is the guarantee card then?"

 

" We don't know."

Nicole: " And where is the invoice?"

 

" We don't have one. The boss didn't have time. Just pay us the money."

 

Nicole: " I don't even know the name of your company in case the thing breaks down etc."

 

And then gave the guys her number- the boss can ring her, sort out the invoice and guarantee and get his money.

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3 hours ago, john g. said:

 Nicole on Crete has hired a couple of specialists ( whom we have known for years ) to install a new AC unit.

Even yesterday, our main contact swore they would be on time at 9 this morning.

 

So, Nicole just phoned our main guy ( nearly 9.50 Greek time ) and asked when they would be arriving. " Our guy " ( with the sounds of the local cafe in the background ) laughed and said: " Greek system, Nicole. We will be there in two minutes."

They are still not there. Basically, there is no respect for other people's time here. They don't call to explain, they don't apologise.

 

To be very honest, we struggle with the exact same problem in my corner of the United States!
Same problem - calls rarely returned, appointments many hours late or dropped completely without a word of apology... and it's not just us, everybody in the area has been complaining for years!

 

(There are many reasons for the lack of qualified service people/contractors/plumbers/electricians etc., one of which is normal people cannot afford to live in the area.)

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22 hours ago, fraufruit said:

How soon will you know the result, John?

 

Just to add my medical two cents here - it can take weeks before he knows the results, and months to reach whatever level of vision is possible. This takes time to heal and adjust.
(I will spare you all the details, but this was a lot of important and finicky work done.)

Keeping my fingers crossed!

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2 hours ago, Metall said:

the exact same problem in my corner of the United States!

 

Not exactly the same problem.  Crete has a culture of mañana, in the States the trades are booming.  One will come to an end; the other goes on and on.

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It is called Manana Morgen or Avrio, Tomorow.

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Went to an eye doc today, a wonderful Egyptian guy. No wonder his place is always full - such a reassuring manner about him!

" I'm paranoid about my really red eye. Tell me all will be well."

He did some tests! " All will be well in maximum two weeks when the gas has left your eye."

 

" How will I know?"

" Close your eye! Can you see a red wave?"

" Yes."

 

" When you no longer see that, the gas has gone and you can fly at the end of the month. At the moment, I know it looks like a boxer has just punched you in the eye."

 

" Oh dear,  no woman will ever fall in love with me again!😂"

 

" In two weeks, Mr Gunn!"

 

He said everything I wanted to hear!

Just-in-case : second check up next week!

I am one happy bunny!🤣🤣🤣🤣😎😎😎😎😇😇😇👍👍👍

 

Edit: just an aside... when I told him I never got a discharge report from my original operation on Crete, he smiled and said: " I know. I have Greek colleagues."

 

 

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On 05/08/2022, 12:06:35, john g. said:

😂

The guys eventually turned up and did a good job! They told Nicole the AC unit comes with a 10 year guarantee!

Nicole: " where is the guarantee card then?"

 

" We don't know."

Nicole: " And where is the invoice?"

 

" We don't have one. The boss didn't have time. Just pay us the money."

 

Nicole: " I don't even know the name of your company in case the thing breaks down etc."

 

And then gave the guys her number- the boss can ring her, sort out the invoice and guarantee and get his money.

The boss finally arrived hours later than arranged today- Nicole had given up and was just arriving home from the beach and saw a couple of guys loitering around the door!😂

So she got the invoice for 450 euros.

By the way, it cost - and she paid - 600 euros!😂

 

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On 05/08/2022, 18:11:43, Magmax said:

It is called Manana Morgen or Avrio, Tomorow.

On Crete, they love to say " ciga ciga " all the time. " Slowly does it."

But even that doesn't reflect just HOW slowly!😂

" Avrio " sounds too urgent!!

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20 hours ago, john g. said:

Went to an eye doc today, a wonderful Egyptian guy. No wonder his place is always full - such a reassuring manner about him!

" I'm paranoid about my really red eye. Tell me all will be well."

He did some tests! " All will be well in maximum two weeks when the gas has left your eye."

 

" How will I know?"

" Close your eye! Can you see a red wave?"

" Yes."

 

" When you no longer see that, the gas has gone and you can fly at the end of the month."

 

John, here's a page that gently explains what gas was used to fill your eye (and keep everything nicely in place), and how the body gradually replaces it with the natural fluid. The red wave or line you saw is the border between gas and fluid, so the refill seems to be proceeding normally. *knock on wood*
 

https://beavrs.org/gas-in-your-eye

 

Looks like they used the gas that gets replaced in a few weeks.
All the best.

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A latte friend from Crete  told me that.

21 hours ago, john g. said:

On Crete, they love to say " ciga ciga " all the time. " Slowly does it."

But even that doesn't reflect just HOW slowly!😂

" Avrio " sounds too urgent!!

 

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3 hours ago, Metall said:

 

John, here's a page that gently explains what gas was used to fill your eye (and keep everything nicely in place), and how the body gradually replaces it with the natural fluid. The red wave or line you saw is the border between gas and fluid, so the refill seems to be proceeding normally. *knock on wood*
 

https://beavrs.org/gas-in-your-eye

 

Looks like they used the gas that gets replaced in a few weeks.
All the best.

Thank you for that fantastic link❤️❤️❤️

An appropriate song?😂

https://youtu.be/G3dFpQzu54w

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Without telling any details without John's permission, he's currently at home and applying lots of eye drops as per doctor's orders, and doing well.

I did a medicalese to English translation of the doctor's letter for him, and advised him to be patient and accept any improvement he can get in the next months.

And he's in work mode -  jogging my elbow about some bills I need to submit to insurance. And we are trading stupid jokes because humor helps to deal. :D

 

He just now very briefly mentioned better vision than before the procedure - I immediately fired off a bunch of questions and am hoping he'll let us know the whole story!

Where's my popcorn! :D

 

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Here's today! A mixture of Germany and Greece! I went with my dog Mandy to the local park and sat down at a cafe outside.Glorious sunshine! I read ( was able to without glasses!) ( besser so!) the menu . I wasn't hungry but ordered a cold Pils. 

 

Bla bla. When the bill came, I tipped generously and I told the waitress why! " You brought a bowl of water for my dog without asking."

 

Hot Crete... it doesn't occur mostly. You have to point it out. And ask.

 

I notice these things. ( With or without eyesight😎)...

 

By the way, it's been a few years but I will never forget the amazing support on here at the time my trials and tribulations began from a bunch of Toytowners, including Metall, fraufruit, PandaMunich  and some useless men.😂❤️

 

I still thank you all!❤️❤️❤️

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I'm glad that it's turning out well for you, John, and that at long last you decided to get treatment in Germany. You are lucky. I did lose patience with you and the Greek doctors a while back.

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10 minutes ago, bramble said:

I'm glad that it's turning out well for you, John, and that at long last you decided to get treatment in Germany. You are lucky. I did lose patience with you and the Greek doctors a while back.

 

I`ll just second that!!!

 

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