General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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Seventyfour
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9063 posts since 6/10/05

25 Aug 2020 20:08
RickRude
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3547 posts since 13/1/12

25 Aug 2020 21:32
quixy wrote: My niece is getting married next year in Greece and my sister in her 50s needs something like a jumpsuit/dress that covers her legs size 16/18 that's suitable for 30-35C temperature. Budget £500.

Could any of you Gents ask your Mrs for any recs as to where she may buy online pls?

Marks and Spencer
ismvil
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1350 posts since 16/9/11

25 Aug 2020 21:50
Trolls gonna troll
NigelBenn
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4279 posts since 6/2/08

3 Sep 2020 22:44
Transplant done lads.

Was benzo’d up the whole time so the 8 hours went by super fast and the procedure wasn’t bad at all. 1500 grafts in total and the doctors were spot on.

Feeling a bit ropey now and won’t be going outside for a while but here goes nothing.

Will report back on progress in case any fuks are interested.
Turn 30 later this month and hopefully I’ll have a decent hairline back Smiling chuffed all in all
zappa1903
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328 posts since 26/8/14

3 Sep 2020 23:02
Where from and how much?
Birdman
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1434 posts since 10/3/10

posted 4 Sep 2020 00:16, edited 4 Sep 2020 00:16
Ubercool good luck Nige.
bertoni
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1342 posts since 29/9/11

4 Sep 2020 04:34
Nice one Nige. Hope you're happy with it. Be interested to see the results.
ismvil
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1350 posts since 16/9/11

4 Sep 2020 07:27
Nice one Nige. On a related self improvement flex, I'm thinking about having laser surgery, anyone had their eyes done?
wembly
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512 posts since 15/1/13

4 Sep 2020 08:44
not me but my grandfather had it done a few years ago. one of his best decisions in his life
roophees
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1737 posts since 18/12/10

4 Sep 2020 08:53
ismvil wrote: Nice one Nige. On a related self improvement flex, I'm thinking about having laser surgery, anyone had their eyes done?

close friend has had theirs done. the perception i had for laser eye was that you go in, spend 10 mins in the appt, come out and you have 20/20 vision. reality is similar to that, but its more 30 mins in the appt (which is painless), and your eyes are v sensitive to light for say 24 hours, and then when you see lights in low light they're blurry for a few weeks. also a bit more aftercare than i thought, you gotta make sure they're not dry so eyedrops every hour for a few days, turning to every morning and evening after a month.
Overall, zero regrets on the op as eyesight is miles better, but would argue its not 20/20 in low light (I can read stuff they can't at times but note its only been 2 or so months) and not as instantaneous as I had thought.

give me a PM if you have any questions and can pass them on for you
ismvil
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1350 posts since 16/9/11

4 Sep 2020 09:44
Thanks for that roophees, a ton of good info. I just have some trepidation on getting shit done to my eyes. Will just say fuck it and go all in.
roophees
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1737 posts since 18/12/10

4 Sep 2020 09:57
If its the actual operation you've got concerns about I'd say it seemed to be the easiest part of it all. You don't feel or see a thing, as they put drops in that blur it all out anyway.

Disclaimer - friend did SMILE that is slightly different than LASIK.
Crackajack
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7623 posts since 21/4/05

4 Sep 2020 10:29
Birdman wrote: Ubercool good luck Nige.
NigelBenn
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4279 posts since 6/2/08

4 Sep 2020 11:03
Thanks all for the words. I got mine done at a well known clinic in NYC. Not cheap. I’ll pm details.

Ismvil - I know a few people who did laser eye surgery who all recommended it, there’s just some aftercare to consider.

Do you not get on with contacts? There’s some really good daily’s you can get now which are super comfortable and don’t irritate your eyes at all. You can just bin them at night and reach for a fresh pair in the morning so no hassle with cleaning them and using cases etc.
sofashionmuchamaze
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820 posts since 12/12/13

5 Sep 2020 11:18
Came to her to ask about laser eye surgery Laughing out loud I have glasses and contacts, but if for under 4k I'm sorted for life, I don't see any reason not to. My only question is about the difference in options. SMILE seems to be the newest and fastest but also more than twice as expensive as LasekPRK. And then you have FemtoLASIK and TransPRK in between those two. Is SMILE worth it? Or is LasekPRK already great, just more aftercare?
Trent
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1988 posts since 18/1/09

6 Sep 2020 09:09
My Brother is off to Istanbul to get a hair transplant this month. I hope it doesn't end in tears.
Seriously thinking of getting my teeth done if I can commit to quitting smoking.
andymakesglasses
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20422 posts since 26/1/06

6 Sep 2020 10:43
sofashionmuchamaze wrote: I have glasses and contacts, but if for under 4k I'm sorted for life, I don't see any reason not to.

You're not sorted for life. Your vision will still deteriorate as you age as it would if you hadn't had the surgery.
sofashionmuchamaze
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820 posts since 12/12/13

6 Sep 2020 12:24
andymakesglasses wrote:
sofashionmuchamaze wrote: I have glasses and contacts, but if for under 4k I'm sorted for life, I don't see any reason not to.

You're not sorted for life. Your vision will still deteriorate as you age as it would if you hadn't had the surgery.

Ah shit yea, important detail.
bertoni
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1342 posts since 29/9/11

6 Sep 2020 12:44
And that's one of the main reasons I haven't done it. Fuck spending 4k every 10 years. I'll stick with the glasses. Renewing my fake breasts on a regular basis is already proving way more costly than i'd anticipated.
Crackajack
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7623 posts since 21/4/05

6 Sep 2020 13:00
But what do you spend on contacts and glasses in that time? Yes you could get cheap ones but 3 pairs of decent specs + 20 a month on contacts is 3k or so over 10 years.