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Re: loss of sight

My migraines are strange...come every few years...no pain but everything
looks like a Picasso...often wondered if that's where he got his painting

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

> [Original Message]
> From: Melody <mhobertm@excite.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 12/09/2003 3:48:21 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] loss of sight
> Noreen: Oh, my dear, I sympathize with you over your migraines...have
> suffered from excruciating migraines since I was 13...been on just about
> every medication known to man and tried just about every known
> "cure"...got sick and tired of being a walking pharmaceutical and have
> resorted to sticking with what I know works for me, rather than the
> latest, greatest trend the current specialists are up to. Sometimes the
> headaches are so bad, I actually hallucinate...really freaked me out the
> first time it happened. Do you have a major medical center nearby that
> has a specific clinic for migraine sufferers? Often times, local MD's,
> with the best of intentions, are at a loss to treat migraines
> effectively. I will be praying for you that help is near at hand. :-)
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Sat 12/06,  < TeichFlora@aol.com > wrote:
> From:  [mailto: TeichFlora@aol.com]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2003 13:17:27 EST
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] loss of sight
> In a message dated 12/4/2003 8:29:57 AM Central Standard Time,
> <br>gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:<br>>Reading is something so basic
> to my life that I fear for my sanity<br>>should I ever lose my
> sight<br>This hits close to home. I've been battling debilitating
> migraines this <br>summer. Debilitating to the point of not being able
> to function at all, close to <br>suicidal, losing vision, motorskills,
> etc. Anyway, in the process of seeing <br>specialists, etc. to find the
> cause and possible cure, I had to see an <br>opthamologist....first time
> EVER, since I had always had perfect 20/20 vision. No <br>cause or cure
> was found for the migraines, but an abnormality in the optic nerve
> <br>which I was told is the beginning stage of glaucoma....extremely
> rare for my <br>age. To make a long story short, I have now glasses for
> reading, glasses for <br>driving, glasses for the pc, etc. etc. My
> "condition" will be monitored <br>closely from now on. After this summer
> though I am just happy that I am able to see <br>at all and function.
> However, it got me to thinking though....I think I <br>would much more
> easily cope with the loss of hearing, or anything else over the <br>loss
> of sight. Not so much for the reading, although I love it....but there
> <br>are alternatives, but for the pure pleasure of seeing nature. Not to
> be able to <br>enjoy a newly opened flower, or seeing the birds during
> migration flying over <br>our house, or a butterfly going through the
> stages of it's life. I think <br>that I would miss these things the
> most.<br><br>Noreen<br>zone 9<br>Texas Gulf
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