Post Edited By Moderator (Lynnwood) : 9/8/2008 1:31:56 PM (GMT-6)
hi Hester, Thanks for bringing up the chart. It's very important to keep and eye on your eyes (so to speak) The only problem I have with the chart is when I looked a the dot the second line to the left and the 4th line to the left both look like they are kind of messed up. with either eye or even both eyes. So Now should I go see the dr or does it look like that to you too?
So Now should I go see the dr or does it look like that to you too?
No it did not look like that to me. the lines had no problems. if it was me, I would go see the doctor. but I am a worry wort sometimes. I don't know how the lines could appear this way to you, when they appear perfectly straight and attached to me. Especially if you are seeing the same thing even with both eyes.
Thank you for your response
Ok thanks, that is weird. I'll have my bro look at it tomorrow first. I'm due to have my eyes checked anyway. Who knows maybe it's my computer screen too. thanks for the link
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Post Edited (Lynnwood) : 9/7/2008 8:57:53 PM (GMT-6)
Hey Lynnwood, thanks for putting the magic together. That was exactly what I was seeing.
Alexsal, welcome to the group. I don't know if you are m/f alex so I hope you post a message and tell us about yourself. That way we can all welcome you to the group.
thanks so much Lynnwood. It is really a lot of help to me, to know that if I worry that plaquenil will do something to my eyes, I can always go to this place you created and check my eyes. i really do over-react to things, and get paranoid about it if I feel powerless to do anything on my own. this way we are all empowered who takes plaquenil.
One of the hardest things for me about Lupus is losing so much of my independence. Learning to do the things that really have to be done, and letting the rest go, is to give up my independence. My neighbor cuts my grass for me now. I used to cut it by myself. I would still be too sick for two days after, but I could still do it. I would clean the house really good, and then cut the grass, and then lay on the couch for two days when it felt like I had the flu. today I cannot even do this. Just minimal time in the sun has an effect.
I "want" to drive a car that is clean inside and out. But I don't "need" to have a clean car. Learning what is needed as opposed to what is wanted, has been difficult. My house used to be so clean, and now it is neat, sort of, but not clean. Not the clean the way I used to keep it. So much energy I used to have, and this is no more.
But I am learning to be thankful for the little things. Thankful that lupus did not hit me the hardest until my kids were grown. I got my babies raised first, and was there for most of my grandchildren. The great grandbabies will never know that part of me because I can no longer take care of babies. But at least I had the ability for a long time.
Having sjogren's was just one more thing to add to the list. and i didn't want to add anything else. still i am grateful that I waited til I was 62 to be diagnosed with it.
your creation for us has allowed me to get back some of that empowerment, and independence. It is greatly appreciated.
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I am new to Alex, and I could not think at first to tell this group about myself. I have always had a problem when people told me to tell them a little about myself. My life is so boring most of the time that there is nothing i can think of to say. After awhile I got the hang of it, read other people's posts, and learned to find something to say about myself.
In June 1998 I had open heart surgery and my boring days were over for the most part. I do not wish to be defined by my illnesses, but at the same time, I do not wish to deny them either. In October 2007, I had a heart attack. i was just getting wound up about my masters degree program that i wanted to take. gave it up however. It was too stressful. Couldn't handle it. With all these grandbabies running in and out of my house, my life really isn't all that boring anymore. And those babies are enough for me. all that I need to inspire me to take another step in a good direction, are these babies my children keep presenting me with. Can't babysit them anymore, but I sure can love them. My youngest great granddaughter is 2 1/2 months old and beautiful to me.
Hope your day has been good to you as you read this