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Chartreux
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   Posted 3/19/2009 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a real bad eye infection and had eye plugs put in and will have
to use eye drops, one an antibotic for two weeks and the other drops for
the rest of my life...doing so so, the plugs didn't hurt too much and might
need more, but I hope not, keep your fingers crossed this infection clears up as
I'm not looking forward to any other eye surgeries..
Hey Skeye hope your doing good and getting a break from your eye pain..
((((((((((((((((((((HUGZ)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) to all and I'll read posts
as I can, using sunglasses and reading glasses just to post this, bet that looks funny.................
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PAlady
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   Posted 3/19/2009 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Char,
So sorry to learn of this! I hope the infection clears up quickly. We do take our eyes for granted way too much!

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PaLady

Tony McGuire
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   Posted 3/19/2009 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Your eye doctor should be able to get you some of those 'over all glasses' sunglasses that are made to go on over regular glasses.

Mine gave me a set after cataract surgery last year. They aren't exactly pretty, but they do an excellent job of blocking light coming even from the sides. They wrap around the side to block almost completely.

If your eye guy (or gal) won't give you a set, and you don't already have some[thing], let me know and I'd be happy to mail the ones I have (surgery was in July 2008 so I'm long past needing them).

Best to you; I hope you heal quickly and painlesserly.

EDIT:  P.S.  What is an 'Eye Plug'?


Wife: Liz
Dogs: Koshka & Chomp

Post Edited (TonyMcGuire) : 3/19/2009 1:21:41 PM (GMT-6)


skeye
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   Posted 3/19/2009 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Char,

Yuck! I hope the infection clears up really fast! Why do you have to use the other drops for the rest of your life? Is it just for your dry eyes?

You're so sweet to be thinking about me. I wish I was getting a nice break from everything, the pain included, but things never seem to work out the way I plan! I'm on spring break this week, and was planning on doing absolutely nothing except read a book that I need to read for school (which is a big deal for me). Well, I've ended up going in to work every day this week for 5 to 10 hrs/day in order to try to sort out some of this huge mess that our office manager left when she quit a couple wks ago. I'm now the tech that's been there the longest, so I'm the only one who knows where a lot of things are & my boss left one of her biggest responsibilities to me (which she neglected for years & years, so it is in shambles & mostly unsalvageable). I'm just supposed to be doing this & not my regular duties, but there are some new high school kids working there & they basically just sit on their butts the whole time, so I've been trying to do their jobs too, because the poor vets need some stuff done so that they can do their work! Then every other "free" moment I've had has been taken up by doctor's appointments. So I've managed to get no relaxing & no school work done. Then today, a horse that I am very close to died suddenly, so that put even more of a damper on things. My eye actually seems to be worse this week, both in function & pain. My doc wants me to dilate it, which is going to make it even more impossible to read! Aye! I need a week off to recover from my week off!!

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Skeye

mom9mom
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   Posted 3/19/2009 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry about the eye infection hope you get better soon
Lost half of my small intestineJan.2008.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst in June 2008,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed Jan. 2008,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Gallbladder removed Nov,2008.Surgery to fuse L3 and L4 vertabra Dec. 31,2008.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.


Chartreux
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   Posted 3/20/2009 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Y'all,
had to call the doctor as he gave me an erythromycin antibotic and I can't have erythromycin (due to anaphlaxsis reaction), so eye still
hurts and been waiting all day for the doctor to call out a new antibotic and the new dx of sjogren's caugh me off guard, I'm batting 1000 on
autoimmune diseases...

Awe Skeye sure wish I could take you away to Hawaii for a week, sure would be fun and no work..
Hugz to you Skeye {{{{{Skeye}}}}}}

Tony, I'm not certain what a eye plug, it's my first time with em, don't recommend them, they go into the tear duc to prevent
the infection from spreading into my sinsus and to help keep the tear duc moist

Thanks you all, I really appreciate it and as soon as I get the new antibotic lets hope it'll work..
Everyone please says a prayer for Pete..........
Hugz to everyone...
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* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc, Fibromyalgia, Gerd, Enlarged Pituitary Gland
******** "We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world" from Helen Keller *********

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PAlady
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   Posted 3/20/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Awe, Char, here you are struggling and still thinking of Pete!!

I hope that next antiobiotic works (I'm allergic to erythromycin, too). That eye plug doesn't sound like fun, but I hope the worst is behind you.

Lots of extra hugs to you!!

((((((((((((((((Chartreux))))))))))))))))))))))

PaLady
p.s. Should we send you purrs, too? I thought I remembered Chartreux was a cat and you loved cats, but I'm not sure. I love felines, too, but am not so familiar with the breeds!

skeye
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   Posted 3/20/2009 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Char,

The eye plugs definitely make sense for helping to keep your eyes moist, since Sjogren's characteristically causes really dry eyes, but they certainly don't sound like fun! Did you just find out about this diagnosis? I'm sorry - one more thing to add to your plate that you certainly don't need! I hope you've gotten the new drops by now & are already starting to feel a little relief! Good thing you realized that you are allergic to the eye drops before you started using them! After my last eye surgery 2 years ago, my doc dispensed antibiotic/steroid drops that contained tobramysin. I'm highly allergic to neomysin, & the rest of the amino-glycoside class of antibiotics, including tobramysin. Well, I didn't bother to read the label closely, as it said all over my chart, as well as on my hospital wrist band that I was allergic to neomysin, & I was still pretty drugged up from the anesthesia. I never would have dreamed that he would give me something that I was allergic to, but he did. I had only used one drop before I saw my doc the following AM to have my eye placement & sutures adjusted, but boy was that enough to make my eye swell closed & turn bright red, not to mention hurt even more! It took me about a week to recover from the allergic reaction alone! It was not a fun experience!

lots of great big hugs,
Skeye

Chartreux
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   Posted 3/21/2009 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
No, the doctor never called out another antibotic, so I think I'll go see my PCP on Monday and
maybe he can give me a new script for an antibotic eye drop...
Skeye, yes the Sjogrens' is a new dx for me..sorry about your reaction Skeye, I guess we have to question everything were given from now on eh.. no fun there
but then no reaction is better than a reaction...HUGZ to you..
PAlady thank you, yes Chartreux is a cat breed both CFA {cat fanciers association) and TICA (the international cat association).
the TICA has more cat breeds on their listings including a breed called a Snowshoe which is 50% Siamese and
50% american short haired and is a pretty cat, I have a Snowshoe named Remington and a Domestic short haired Black Kitty
named Chancellor, both boy kitties..
Go and check out the breeds and their profiles on either CFA or TICA websites, I hope someday I can get a Russian Blue
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Hugz to all and Pete Sure Hope the Operation when good for ya...
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* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc, Fibromyalgia, Gerd, Enlarged Pituitary Gland
******** "We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world" from Helen Keller *********

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Chartreux
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   Posted 3/22/2009 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Woke up last night, eye feels scatchy and sore and
have a slight fever this morning....
Hope Y'all are doing better than me today...
{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGZ}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
feel bad for resting this morning and not going to church with Hubby and daughter........
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* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc, Fibromyalgia, Gerd, Enlarged Pituitary Gland
******** "We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world" from Helen Keller *********

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PAlady
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   Posted 3/22/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Char,
What about giving your doctor's office a call - ask for the on-call doctor and see about an anti-biotic. You don't want that eye to get worse!

PaLady

Chartreux
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   Posted 3/22/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I posted my last post until Tuesday in hope that I'll
be able to get into the doctor for my antibotic eye drops.......
Lots and lots of soft HuGZ for everyone
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Thank you so much PALady your so kind and I wish you well too and
Lots of soft hugz
{{{{{{{{{{{{PALady}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
Finger's crossed for everyone and y'all have a low pain day....
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* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc, Fibromyalgia, Gerd, Enlarged Pituitary Gland
******** "We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world" from Helen Keller *********

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PAlady
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   Posted 3/22/2009 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Char,
Let us know what happens.

And thank you for the hugs! Your soft ones are always welcome!

((((((((((((Chartreux))))))))))))))

PaLady

skeye
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   Posted 3/22/2009 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
(((((((((Char)))))))))))

Skeye

keepingthefaith
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   Posted 3/24/2009 4:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to let you know, I had experienced what you are going thru.  I also had plugs put in & doing good in the last year.  But, I must tell you, my eye infections lasted a long time (year), but I do have CD.  I hope your eyes feel good soon.  I also have been able to wear contacts off & on.

Dx with CD 1987, 3 colon resections, 3 rectal abcess sx, anterior cervical neck fusion with plate & screws,6/2008. Major depression/anxiety, kidney stones & sx to remove, now 45 yrs old.  Still trying to figure out this disease & all the little extra complications that come with this rollarcoaster of a life with CD. Meds:Humira 40mg every other wk, Imuran .75 daily, welchol 625 x 3 daily, cymbalta 60 mg daily, fish oil, folic acid,Vit B12,inject monthly, Oscal w/Vit D, Darvocet N 100 4-5 daily, xanex .5 nightly
 
         
 
 


Chartreux
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   Posted 3/26/2009 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I saw the eye doctor today, told him about my erythromycin allergy and he
prescribe an antibotic oinment which I'll be using tonight, hopefully this
will get it under control, eye's still feel scatch and sore and it hurt a lot
when he pulled my lower lid down, it's very sore to the touch...
So got my fingers crossed this time,
Thank you for your post and hopefully I'll be better soon
I see the eye doctor again in June at that time he'll decide between another three month
plug or the year round one...
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Thanks!!!!
y'all are amazing, ty
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* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc, Fibromyalgia, Gerd, Enlarged Pituitary Gland
******** "We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world" from Helen Keller *********

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PAlady
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   Posted 3/26/2009 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Char,
I hope this works soon to give you some relief! Try to relax. Let us know how it goes.

((((((((((((((Chartreux))))))))))))))))))

PaLady

skeye
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   Posted 3/26/2009 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Char,

So glad that you finally got your antibiotics! I hope they help, and quickly!

Skeye
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