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Re: loss of sight

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.

zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

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