Saturday, March 22, 2014


It was a hard week for us as a family. Such hard news to hear that my niece had lost her baby that she had carried for 9 months. I won't go into details but we are still trying to deal with the loss and the shock. Our hearts are broken. 

The same day I received this tragic news I had come from the eye doctor shaken by the diagnosis of Glaucoma I hardly knew what to think. She said my prescription had changed very little and I could see well, EXCEPT for the Glaucoma. Somehow that sounded weird to me. 
How can I see well and not even know my eyes have this problem?? It's similar to blood pressure in a way. You can have a high number and not even know it. 

I had a ton of questions for the eye doctor. I am still mulling over the idea of a second opinion. These are my EYES..they are precious to me after all.. I sure don't want to make any mistakes or miss something that could hurt me in the future. So now I have to deal with this new illness and try to help it not progress further any faster than it is. There is a surgery, but it only relieves the water pressure build up in the eyes and will not stop the end result of eventual blindness. Scary thoughts creep in when thinking about being in a dark world, with no light. I just don't know what to think. So I end this week that brought us the first day of spring, warmer temps and melting snow, confused, and heartbroken.  


Peaceful said...

what a horrible shock about the baby :(
it has truly been a difficult time for you...
boy can I understand about ones eyes,
my disease has decided to attack mine.
Arthritis I can ignore, but the quick loss of my keen eyesight has been tough! I hate to take my meds but this
forces me to or they hurt and get worse.
Meds are available for glaucoma and maybe she just detected the beginning of it.

Beth said...

Sis, I am so sorry about the loss of your niece's baby and the report on your eyes. Do either get a second opinion or ask the previous doctor to give you a better explanation.


Nancy said...

I am so sorry. Losing a baby is heart breaking. Prayers sent. That eye disease seems to be so common these days and is so dang scary. The prescribed eye drops helps stave off progression. I know too many surgeries that went bad. Had to say that sweetie. My sister went blind from the laser surgeries as did my Mom. I hope you ask for better answers. Hugs my friend.

Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

So sorry for you and the family for the loss of the baby. As Beth said, second opinion is always worth a try and still ask for a better explanation.

Joe said...

My goodness what a slew of trouble and heartache! I'm so sorry for all of this my friend. My wife and I lost a baby some years ago...certainly one of the most devastating things we've ever experienced. I pray you get some answers with your eyes, that's certainly nothing to mess with.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Sorry for your suffering.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

JennyD said...

CarolDee, I am SO sorry to hear of this...the loss of a grand neice/nephew. Such a hard thing to lose any child. I will add prayers for all of you to heal, I promise. And as for your eyes, oh dear, you really have had an awful week. Don't give up yet. I have a few friends that have Glaucoma. It is slow growing and there are also some new trials out as we speak. Time is still on your side, so don't give up the ghost. Still, that was a hell of a week. I feel like passing you a glass of wine and giving you a chair and ottoman to prop your feet up. Wish I could fix it all for you.

But also, I want to thank you SO much for coming by my page after soooo many years gone. Have to say, I started to laugh when you said come on over to FB. I'd told Beth I was sure I was the last in the world NOT to have a FB page. I hope you leave this blog open and not close it yet. I love keeping up. I'm going to put this aside til tomorrow to "try" and get the darn follow button to work again. Today and tonight I am getting nothing but error messages. Will work on it again tomorrow and will most certainly ck back here no matter what.

Thanks again, and boy, is it ever good to see you :D
OH, and one last thing. I can still see in my mind what your pic used to show. It was you with mostly your back to the camera and looking out over the water. Was a great photo :D

Ramblingon said...

Sis, my brother has been very very successful with his glaucoma treatment, Don't be afraid, xox