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Re: loss of sight


You've been on mine for some time.  Hope the DH's knees are better and Sabo is over his heartworm too.
2004 will just have to be better for you dear.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 06 Dec 2003 13:56:18 -0600

>Wow Noreen.  I sure hope find a way to help you soon.  That sounds so 
>stressful.  And I think all on the list would have to agree with you....I 
>rather lose my hearing or something than lose my eyesight.  I am a very 
>visual person...couldn't imagine not being able to see.  Keep us posted on 
>what you find out.  I'll put you in my prayers.
>
>
>>From: TeichFlora@aol.com
>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] loss of sight
>>Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2003 13:17:27 EST
>>
>>In a message dated 12/4/2003 8:29:57 AM Central Standard Time,
>>gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>> >Reading is something so basic to my life that I fear for my sanity
>> >should I ever lose my sight
>>This hits close to home.  I've been battling debilitating migraines this
>>summer.  Debilitating to the point of not being able to function at all, 
>>close to
>>suicidal, losing vision, motorskills, etc.  Anyway, in the process of 
>>seeing
>>specialists, etc. to find the cause and possible cure, I had to see an
>>opthamologist....first time EVER, since I had always had perfect 20/20 
>>vision.  No
>>cause or cure was found for the migraines, but an abnormality in the optic 
>>nerve
>>which I was told is the beginning stage of glaucoma....extremely rare for 
>>my
>>age.  To make a long story short, I have now glasses for reading, glasses 
>>for
>>driving, glasses for the pc, etc. etc.  My "condition" will be monitored
>>closely from now on.  After this summer though I am just happy that I am 
>>able to see
>>at all and function.  However,  it got me to thinking though....I think I
>>would much more easily cope with the loss of hearing, or anything else over 
>>the
>>loss of sight.  Not so much for the reading, although I love it....but 
>>there
>>are alternatives, but for the pure pleasure of seeing nature.  Not to be 
>>able to
>>enjoy a newly opened flower, or seeing the birds during migration flying 
>>over
>>our house, or a butterfly going through the stages of it's life.  I think
>>that I would miss these things the most.
>>
>>Noreen
>>zone 9
>>Texas Gulf Coast
>>
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