You can probably find a matching rhinestone at a craft store and superglue it in. I'd try going back to the place I got the glasses and show them and see if they'll swap them out for a new pair. Most places are pretty good about that sort of thing if you give them a chance.
I hope you feel better and that the interview goes well!
There is a JoAnns not too far from where I live. I'll check there. The glasses store is a bit far away, but I'll call them and ask. Thanks for the good ideas!
:) I'm picky. If they don't look just how I like I won't wear them. These have lasted since 2003, so per year, not too expensive. ALso, I have a strange tiny face, so it easily gets overwhelmed by glasses. I need to try them on. If I can, I'm going to fix this pair as they are my favorite frames ever.
2008-06-06 03:57 pm (UTC)
I am so sad to hear all the pain you are in....
You are a wonderful person...it pains me so much to see good people in physical pain...I wish it would just go away for you
2008-06-06 07:10 pm (UTC)
Re: I am so sad to hear all the pain you are in....
Thank you for your sweet thoughts. I don't really need it to go away, I will find a way to get it under control. I have to say that it helps to know that because of the pain getting so bad in Feb, it has made me appreciate and reach out more to my higher power than I previously needed to, so when this pain is better I hope to always keep that.
I second the idea of just gluing a new one in. I hope you can get the help you need for your pain.
I'm pretty attached to these frames, so I'm going to give that a try.
AC Moore/Michael's should sell rhinestones in a variety of sizes. Swarovski are the best - you'll be able to tell if the ones in your glasses are or aren't Swarovski when you hold them up to them.
Owwww. Hope you're feeling better!
Thanks! At least I'm not crying even though it's still really high.
Not to sound flakey, but do you do meditation?
Yes I do. In fact I've had training on meditation for pain control.
That's fabulous. It's really important. I was wary of bringing it up for fear of you thinking I might be saying it's "all in your head." I got a bad reaction like that from someone else with chronic pain.
I think in the future it will help if you explain to them that no matter what the pain is, it can help you reduce the natural panic that it causes, and the panic actually makes the pain worse, so that is why the meditation is helpful. Not because it can cure or fix the pain.
Sigh... preachin' to the choir! ;)
Someday I'll have to sit down and type out the whole boring saga of trying to help a friend who won't help herself. There's only so much I could do before I just kind of... gave up.
I get pretty frustrated with people who aren't doing all they can even though I understand how tiring it gets. I am open minded and always doing what I can to help myself when possible, and reach out for help when all I'm doing myself isn't working.
You should write a motivational book!
2008-06-06 04:27 pm (UTC)
I am sending my love and soothing thoughts your way.
I am also going to nag you that if you can't eat, PLEASE make sure you try to get in at least 3 protein drinks per day. I know even smoothies fill you up, so even just the watery, shaker kind of drink is a good idea at this point, because you can drink it as easily as water. PLEASE consider upping those. I'm sure you're supposed to have, oh, at least 1000 calories per day? I don't know for sure... but I know you haven't been hitting that in a long time, and it's taking it's toll on you.
I AM sorry to be a nag, and I hope I'm not coming across wrong or hurting your feelings at all. I'm just scared for you. This not eating stuff is truly getting out of control.
And... I really sincerely hope that your doctor works with you more to get this pain situation under control!!! Holy crap, you need to be able to function, that's not too much to ask!
Amy, I tried so hard yesterday. I looked around all the way here for anywhere I could possibly buy a smoothie. I tried to eat lunch and I threw it up. I"m so frustrated with it. At home I bought a bunch of berries and I have been way better about getting things in. I even planned in advance and brought protien bars, but I'm in so much pain that I really am struggling to not throw anything up. I want to assure you that it isn't lack of trying right now. I'm going to lunch in a few minutes and I am going to take a taxi to somewhere I can get a smoothie before I go to the airport.
Also, 1000 would be great, but I didn't even get in 600 yesterday!!! That is terrible and I know it's why I feel so weak. I'm going to aim for at least 800 today even though I know it isn't enough, it does me no good if I throw it up.
I'm really really worried too. I can't travel again until I have more help for the pain. This isn't safe and it isn't healthy. I'm feeling really sad about that right now.
Edited at 2008-06-06 07:06 pm (UTC)
2008-06-06 07:57 pm (UTC)
*hugs you tight*
I am so sorry... I didn't realize you were throwing up. I thought it was that you felt full and disinterested in eating after two bites (cuz that's what I usually see). Throwing up is scarier. I am very worried, and I am very sorry it is not easier.
I know you're able to drink water and keep it down, so perhaps the boring liquid shaker drink is the only way to sneak them past the throwing-up scenario, rather than smoothies... but I am SO glad you're trying. I love you.
It isn't an RNY problem, it's the pain is SO intense that I throw up from it. Isn't that lame? I did get in some cheesy shrimp and rice for lunch and ate a bit of frozen yogurt, so things are looking up today.
2008-06-06 08:38 pm (UTC)
*shakes head sadly* That really sucks. :(
But I am glad today is a bit better.
i'm so sorry you are in pain. a trip to the Dr. is in order immediately upon your return.
I'm curious about your comment about california. i lived there for 11 years, and did not find it any more expensive than the many other places/states i have lived in.
we were also just there a few weeks ago for almost a week and 1/2 and in san francisco for much of it, and prices were reasonable - and i think you would only pay $20 for a cheeseburger at a place like the Fairmont Hotel (or maybe the airport).
I was in too much pain to leave my hotel and it was a nice hotel. I looked for something cheaper, but was really limited because of pain. Couldn't stop crying or walk very well.
Most places where you spend $300 on the glasses frames will repair them for you for cheap or free.
I'll give them a call to see if they might do that. EVen 5 years later though?
I have gone back to Lenscrafters and my eye doctors' respectively, and they've fixed for free.