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  1. 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
  2. pondmn

    eye problemssssss

    Your prayers are appreciated. I go on the fourth to schedule eyelid surgery on both eyes and find out the results of my blood and eye tests. I am having trouble chewing food due to weak muscles in my mouth and throat also in swollowing food, additionally I am hoarse, have neck pain and have the eyelid problems. These are the primary symptoms of Myathenia Gravis an auto immune condition. It takes two to three weeks to get the blood tests back. The eyelid problem can be partially corrected with come and go surgery. If I have it I will probabally go to Stanford to see a neurologist specialist for treatment. If so I will take medication and may have the Thymus removed. The Opthamolgist said it is a very rare disease with muscle weakness. Not a death sentence but may restrict my future lifestyle. Thanks to Grubstake I finally found a doctor to diagnose it after several months with I don't know answers Again your prayers are appreciated.......
  3. Kkyle you will learn a lot here. Good luck hunting for gold. I see you were from my stomping grounds of Merced at one time. You must have panned at snelling or Mariposa. Jerru
  4. pondmn

    Hello all

    Chuck The comments above are dead on., I used a DFX for years coin hunting and only recently sold it as I upgraded to the Equinox 800 for coins. I found a lot of coins and jewelry with the DFX If you are not sure of what you want to do ---learn the DFX as a coin machine by going to local parks and schools and then you will know if you want to nugget hunt. If you want to start nugget hunting then talk to Bill and get a better machine. I started out coin hunting and quickly went to nugget hunting with my first machine a Gold Bug 2 I would recomment a minelab as they seem to be the best bang for youir buck. Every Minelab I have used paid for itself...........Enjoy the forum, learn and ask questions. Look for a local detecting club in your area.
  5. pondmn

    Jim Straight here

    A funny about Jim. He took a WW2 era mine sweep metal detector to a coin contest at Rancho Jurupa... The detector had no battery and was not working. He went into the field and picked up visible coins and pretended to be detecting. Several people complained his big detector was interfering with theirs even though it was not working and they never bothered to ask. Here's to you Jim.
  6. pondmn

    Jim Straight here

    Every time I was with Jim I only had one thing to do Sit down, Shut up and listen.......No one finer to learn from. A real gentleman who loves to pass on what he has learned in life. It is amazing what he has published on mining. I have always walked away with more knowledge than I came with. Jerry
  7. pondmn

    My Fishing Kayak

    we have neighbors in Oregon fish for salmon from kayaks. Got two for the grandkids but not sure I want to fish from one. My water vehicle is a 20 Ft boulton with offshore bracket, with heater and delta canvas so I cn fish in any weather.......Still Kayaks must be a lot a fun............
  8. pondmn

    No Words.....

  9. 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
  10. pondmn

    Equinox 6" Coil Beach Hunt

    really nice finds
  11. 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......
  12. 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.......
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. RoRo Glad to have you onboard....Looking forward to your posts.
  16. 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.
  17. 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......
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. pondmn

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

    Man what can I say but Nice!!!
  21. Really nice specimens. Now time to join a club for more field trips and maybe a faceting machine to work on those crystals. Cool
  22. Hit the local park finally after using my test plot. Moved from Park one to Park two quickly. Moved the threshold up four numbers. Quickly learned bottle caps. Gold colored ones hit like zinc pennies. This is an extremely trashy park and hit numerous times. Finally came home with one quarter, two dimes, four pennies and enough caps to start a brewery. Found a program from dirt digger on utube. Plan on setting it up as it gives low tones and low volume to junk and high tones and volume to good stuff. Only hunted an hour and a half. Passed over hundreds of junk targets.....
  23. 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
  24. pondmn

    Hey, got prayers?

    Tammy you are part of the family and we are here for you.
  25. pondmn

    Hey, got prayers?

    prayers said. Hope all is better soon