eye trouble and new script

    • September 11, 2008 at 4:02 pm

      So I have been having problems with my eyes since I got sick. It hasn’t gotten better, but worse. Scary! So, in march I got a new prescription but it seemed off. Since then I have struggled to ‘get used to them’ but couldnt take it anymore because of the headaches and eye fatigue. Well, the script was okay except the axis was off for my left eye. Overall, my eyes have changed even since march (or maybe the script wasnt right in the first place, I dunno). Anyhow, turns out I am entering the wonderful world of BIFOCALS!!! At first I wanted to bawl my eyes out because I’m only 38 and have always associated bifocals with much older people. But, no lines will help and somehow I will learn to use them. Dr said it will make reading (which I LOVE), computer work (which I have to do), and photography (my hobby) much more enjoyable and easier on me. So I guess it isnt such a bad thing, but I just thought I was too young to have to deal with this yet.

      On the flip side, he said that he didn’t see any signs of eye disease and I am not going blind. He didnt have the machine to see my optic nerve so he couldnt tell for sure if I have suffered from GBS related damage. But, he said the chances were high. He had been treating a person who was older than me that has GBS and they had eye problems so he was slightly familiar with things. Wish he had one of those cool machines, but I guess even eye doctors dont have $85k laying around.

      thanks for listening.

    • Anonymous
      September 11, 2008 at 5:58 pm

      New eyes (bifocals) and no disease, WooHoo! With no lines no one will even notice the bifocals. I know you aren’t happy with them but just think in a week or so you will be used to them and enjoying the sights you were missing πŸ˜€ Take care and think good thoughts!

    • Anonymous
      September 11, 2008 at 6:40 pm

      FOM- Just like getting used to wearing 3″ high heels-a couple wobbles and then it’s a piece of cake. Knowing you don’t have eye disease is the best news of all. Just think how many books you can read, the nasty computer stuff you have to do, but also how much better your photography will be…….:D

    • September 11, 2008 at 9:04 pm

      thank you ladies for cheering me up πŸ˜‰ Told hubby I feel like I need to update my wardrobe and get a new hairstyle to match this new stage in my life…but not getting rid of the converse high tops LOL!

      *hugs*

    • Anonymous
      September 12, 2008 at 2:26 am

      Hi,
      I too have had probs with my eyes since my first attack.
      My eyesight has has never been the same since my first attack of CIDP 5 or so years ago now. I saw my optometrist yesterday who said I needed to update the strength of the lenses 2x since last year (for long distance) and I still have slowed pupillary responses. Before CIDP I had 20/20 vision.
      It’s interesting, because I can understand why my pupils are slow to respond to light (probably fits in with my absent leg, arm, etc reflexes) but I don’t know why my eyesight has been worse since the attack.
      I love the sound of up-dating your wardrobe – I love retail therapy! I still can’t walk in high heels though – oh well…
      Kazza πŸ™‚

    • Anonymous
      September 12, 2008 at 7:03 am

      I used to work for an eye doctor many years back. The typical age where a person’s site starts to go into Bifocals is around the ages of 38 to 41. Some people even earlier but the norm is around 38. So you are on the right time frame. Some people get lucky and they do go in later years. It’s not old age either! Just a part of life that we all go through. When I reached that stage I got two different kinds of glasses. One for reading and one for driving! But your not old! Your just beginning a new life! But it does feel strange having that doctor for the first time say you need bifocals. I have seen many women in their 20’s having to get bifocals all because of working on computers. The ultraviolet lights in these screens cause eye strain, Hope you feel better today! Hugs

    • Anonymous
      September 13, 2008 at 2:12 pm

      Retail Therapy! I love it Kazza πŸ˜€ FOM the converse high tops are a must, they go with everything LOL! Hope you all are having a fine day!

    • Anonymous
      September 15, 2008 at 3:40 am

      Hi Smiley,
      Yes, retail therapy is my favourite type of therapy and luckily it doesn’t cost much to cheer me up πŸ™‚
      Kazza

    • Anonymous
      September 16, 2008 at 3:38 am

      OK-Kazza and Smiley-FOM can keep her converse high tops…ha,ha,ha…but hey how about a little black dress with 3″ heels, 2″ heels, flat all sparkly???
      How’s that for retail therapy? I doubt her escort will be looking at her pretty new glasses. New hair cut, flashy jewelry or pearls, cool makeup, intimates.There how much have we spent?:D

    • September 16, 2008 at 9:23 pm

      *giggle* gotta print some t shirts in order to go to retail therapy…some nice intimates would be cool. And I did get bleach on my converse so a new pair would be nice. We never go out so I cant go too overboard on anything dress up. Hmmmm…..

      had to add this photo I took today
      [IMG]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3092/2863481957_06268c62fb.jpg[/IMG]

    • Anonymous
      September 16, 2008 at 9:53 pm

      Nice pix, nice shot of your converse too!

    • Anonymous
      September 17, 2008 at 4:47 pm

      Nice photo! Wished I could catch some scenes in my area. Always when I see something, I have my camera in my house. Drats! πŸ˜€