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pondmn last won the day on May 4 2016

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  1. pondmn

    eye problemssssss

    yup PATIENTLY waiting for return calls from referrals.. The first opthamologist thought it might be nerve related. If I can't get a diagnosis I will talk to a plastic surgeon I have baggy eyes and droopy eyelids, plus a few other saggy parts like you mentioned Saul
  2. pondmn

    eye problemssssss

    Went to General practioner today. He said botox common for usage to deal with problem. waiting to see if I can get into opthmaologist......
  3. pondmn

    eye problemssssss

    for past five months having proplems keeping my right eyelid open. Just closes on its own. Fustrating. Now only see with one eye most of the time. Drove back from Oregon 650 miles with one eye open and the other closed. took three months to see a Opthamologist and all he said my vision was good but has no idea about the eyelid colosing involunarily. Now trying to get referral for me to neuro-opthamoligist. Only five or six in state and those are medical professors.... No call back so far. a friend has a similar problem and takes painful botox shots in eyelids. Trying to see her eyedoctor and waiting on referral that will take two weeks to find out if he will see me. Anyone out there with similar problems...........If not I will go as a pirate on my next costume party
  4. pondmn

    Greetings :)

    Welcome. Ask questions and have fun. We dig a lot of trash to ge the treasures. Dont forget to cover all holes and pack out your trash.......
  5. pondmn

    New from the Oregon Coast

    Good to have you I have a place near Florence. Where are you? Are you primarily a coin/jewelry hunter or gold.
  6. pondmn


    Just drove back from my place in Mapleton, Oregon two days ago. Heavy smoke from above Grants Pass all the way to just north of Sacramento.. When I got home to Merced it was extrmelyt smoky from the fire near Yosemite. Oregon was nice and cool on my place on the Suislaw River and the crabbing was great. Hated to leave but had other obligations after two months
  7. RoRo Glad to have you onboard....Looking forward to your posts.
  8. pondmn

    The Opal thread...

    Beautiful opals. love them. Too bad that virgin valley has fractures or it would be worth a lot more, but still fabulous with all those colors.
  9. pondmn

    "Dang, I forgot my camera !"

    I am just waiting for brain go pro cameras. My brain will click the picture it will show up on my camera......
  10. pondmn

    My First Gucci

    Really nice find. whether silver or gold, rings are always nice. Always fun to see anyone,s finds. I agree with you AzNuggetBob that the lowest minus tides are best because it rips off the surface and makes it much easier to get the good stuff. I think anytime is good to detect but your chances are decreased radically as a opposed to severe minus tides. I have found a lot of jewelry, keys and sunglasses buried in the sand in the upper beach where people leave their stuff under the towel and forget to retrieve it.
  11. pondmn

    Freshwater beach hunt

    It is a slow learning curve but sounds like you are doing better. i too went out yesterday and hit the trashiest park around. I got about a buck in clad and only dug two gold bottle caps that hit in the coin range. I have to slow down and will do better.
  12. pondmn

    Dig, dig--miss, miss--Booyah!

    Man what can I say but Nice!!!
  13. Really nice specimens. Now time to join a club for more field trips and maybe a faceting machine to work on those crystals. Cool
  14. pondmn

    equinox 800 1st time out

    I agree I used a DFX for years and it was a slam dunk. The problem was it became to heavy and I needed something lighter