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Re: [IP] retinopathy
First of all....don't laugh off the fact that your daughter could
be getting to "that time of the month"! My daughter's only 9 and has already
started that. I don't know what would be worse, being like your daughter and
getting angry at me or like my daughter and just pathetically weeping all the
OK, the second thing.... NOT to scare you BUT... In 1999, June to be
exact, I had gone to the eye doctor with my daughter to have an exam done.
She did well and didn't need a change in her glasses prescription. Then, it
was my turn and the doctor told me that I had the beginning of retinopathy
but that he did not see a need at that time to do anything about it except
keep an eye on it. So, stupid me didn't think to ask any questions, so I went
home clueless to what he really meant. Then, in August 2000, I woke up one
morning and thought "Gee, everything looks kinda foggy" and didn't think
anything of it until the next day when I woke up, tripped over the dog,
walked into a wall and couldn't see myself in the mirror! I was TERRIFIED! I
called the opthamologist immediately and told them I couldn't see anything
except blurry lights and shadows. I went in right away and they directed me
to the closest retina specialist. To make a long story short, I ended up with
5 surgeries so far and still need a few more. So my advice to you is to find
another eye doctor and go to them every 3 months for a check so that IF
something changes, you are not caught off guard.
I hope it all works out for you.
All my best,
dx 10-01-81 (Florida) type 1
Awaiting the arrival of 'Skippy'...
My new MM 508... also awaiting
the release of the new Paradigm!!!
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