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Re: loss of sight

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.

zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

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