Tuesday, May 26, 2015

My Macular degeneration journey

A reminder to get those eye's checked!!
For me what started out as a routine eye check up, ended up to be nothing even close to routine.
 This is my normal room.  I get to read the letters in the mirror,  I get ton's of eye drops.  Sometimes I have a friend or hubby go with me.

I think it is the shot's in the eye that make them squirm so I do not get very much company in this room.

Macular degeneration--This is a good place for some information. 

Since I had no clue there even was such a thing, I came close to losing my vision in my right eye.

Looks like a torture contraption.

Not sure what the Dr. is looking at with this thing.

If there is any good news to all of this, my last check, which was yesterday, noted some inprovment.

I got my usual shot in the eye an appointment to return in four weeks. The only difference this time is the Dr. said there is improvement and that we will re-evaluate.  

Yes, they actually give you a shot right in the eye!!  I was sure they were mistaken when they told me that.  does it hurt?  not when they give it, they deaden the eye.  After, when the 'stuff' comes out??? Yes! it hurts like all get out. 


  1. I am so sorry you have to go through all of this Nonie. Your spirit is amazing and downright inspirational. You are one brave woman!

    1. AW, thank you so much Bunny, there are days when I do not feel very brave.

  2. O, Nonie...I just shivered when I read about the shots in the eye...so sorry.
    But, I am thankful they have the techniques and meds and very good doctors to help you with this. Congrats on it improving

  3. I'm glad you're doing better. I wish they'd had more options when my mom had this. Hugs.

    1. Thank you Shirley, I am glad they are doing research. Sorry about your mother.

  4. Please give me a call if you need a ride/company for your next shot. Would be glad to help out.