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Sat Jun 12, 2021, 02:39 PM

Photographers, I have a problem. My eyesight.

Yesterday I spent over 5 hours with the eye doctors and learned that the huge blob obstructing almost all vision in my left eye is a bleed from wet macular degeneration.
I got my first injection into the retina and there are more to come.
This is a bad and possibly permanent condition and I'm working hard on making peace with it. Over time I think I'll adjust, but for now just "seeing" is pretty tough.

Some things had to be postponed or changed, and now I'm coming up on the July contest which I am to host, and I think that will be very hard for me.
The doctor says the improvement, if any, can take months. Surgery was nixed by the doctors at Duke who were consulted.

I am in possession of the theme for the new contest, and it's a really nice one. sinkingfeeling let me know it in a private message.

I hope someone will volunteer to take over for me and host the July contest. To that special person I will divulge the theme.
Please help me out.

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Reply Photographers, I have a problem. My eyesight. (Original post)
Mira Jun 12 OP
Solly Mack Jun 12 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 12 #2
Mira Jun 12 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 12 #12
Mira Jun 12 #14
madamesilverspurs Jun 12 #3
Mira Jun 12 #7
sheshe2 Jun 12 #4
Mira Jun 12 #8
CousinIT Jun 12 #5
Mira Jun 12 #9
Hestia Jun 12 #10
Mira Jun 12 #11
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 12 #13
SheltieLover Jun 12 #15
mnhtnbb Jun 12 #16
alfredo Jun 12 #17
BadGimp Jun 12 #18
Chainfire Jun 12 #19
sinkingfeeling Jun 12 #20
Grumpy Old Guy Jun 12 #21
George McGovern Jun 17 #22
Diamond_Dog Jun 19 #23

Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 02:43 PM

1. Sending you my love.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 02:49 PM

2. Oh, my dear Mira, I am so sorry to hear your sad news.

I am more than happy to help you out: I will run the July contest.

I'm doing the fall and winter contests too, but they're all spaced out, so I won't struggle much at all.

Let me know the theme, whenever you like, and I will run with it!

Sending you all my best vibes that your condition can, and will, improve!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:14 PM

6. Accepting your help with deep gratitude

Thank you dear Peggy. If, as I am praying for, this condition gets better and I get adjusted to it, I will take over for you with one of your signups.
I will now send you by private message the theme for July.

Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart.

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Response to Mira (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:23 PM

12. It is my pleasure to help! You are a pillar of the Photo Group. We need you to be well! ♥

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:25 PM

14. Not so much a pillar as of late

There have been problems in my family and they have taken energy and time. Now I will heal and return I hope with better health and more attention.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 02:50 PM

3. Sending everything positive your way.

And I'll keep on thinking good thoughts at you!


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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:15 PM

7. Accepting your good thoughts

with thanks.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 02:51 PM

4. I can't help with the contest...

However I can send you healing vibes and a big hug.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:16 PM

8. Thank you very much

I can feel the hug

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:13 PM

5. So very sorry to learn of this. I hope your other eye is OK

And that you can survive with that one. Hoping the injections do help to stop the bleeding, at least.

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Response to CousinIT (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:18 PM

9. My other eye

has the dry kind of the degeneration, which is much less problematic.
I feel optimistic, but am told that the shots may take months to show results, If any.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:18 PM

10. My mother has the wet MD and has to get shots in both eyes every six months - will have to for the

rest of her life and she has been doing this since 2007. It's doable and liveable as long as you keep up with your appointments.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:20 PM

11. Thank you all and special acknowledgment of California Peggy

Thanks, Peggy you jumped in and saved me from possible humiliation. It's all new and awkward.
You have a big heart, and are pro-active. I love that.

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Response to Mira (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:24 PM

13. ...

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:31 PM

15. Healing vibes on the way! 💓💓💓

So sorry to hear your dx & what you are going through. 😢

Please take great care!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:32 PM

16. I just got up from a nap to discover this post

and I'm so,so sorry to read of your eye problems! I hope the injection helps. Recently, I've been through too many hours at the eye doctor myself, although not with the kind of outcome you are experiencing. I'm sending you a PM.

Thanks to CA Peggy for volunteering to take your spot in hosting the July contest.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:33 PM

17. That sucks. Contrast is a good way to check your focus.


I also MD, but the dry type. It's in the left eye, so I can still use manual lenses. I have a bit of cataracts, but not too bad.

Don't let it get you down.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 04:31 PM

18. I have been undergoing the same treatment for the same condition.

Going on for over a year now.

My condition has improved overall but there seems to be lasting blurring which has diminished my vision.

Getting old sucs.

Best of luck!!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 05:12 PM

19. My wife has been getting the injections in both eyes for about three years.

She is just now transitioning from every month to every six months. She has made good progress, just not as fast as we would have preferred. The only bad part is she is now seeing thing that I got away with for years......

Good luck with your treatment.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 05:16 PM

20. Mira, I had no idea you were suffering eye problems

I wish you all the best. My mother had the wet version of degeneration and took the injections. She made it to 96.

I will be happy to work with anyone.

You need to concentrate on yourself.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 11:21 PM

21. Wishing you a speedy and full recovery.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 07:07 PM

22. Prayers Mira. Thank you for opening up to us.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Sat Jun 19, 2021, 03:30 PM

23. Wishing you all the best Mira

as you deal with this difficult diagnosis. I am sending good thoughts of hope and healing your way.

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