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Old 01-09-2012, 12:29 PM   #1531
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Get well soon Squatter. Not trying to down play it, but it sounds like it could have been worse and that you will heal up and be lifting again soon. Hang in there buddy.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:39 PM   #1532
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That is scary stuff Jim. Hope things are on the up swing today.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:37 PM   #1533
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Goodness! That sounds horrifying! I'm glad it seems to be working out well. I wish you the best!
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:11 PM   #1534
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Thanks everyone for your thoughts and best wishes - it really means alot to me and made me smile on an otherwise cruddy day.

Don't have too much time to spend on computer, as I can't really see the text and I am not supposed to be on it, but I wanted to tell you that I am really scared. My vision is pretty bad in both eyes, with the right one being the worst due to the floaters. For example, I let the dog out into the backyard and could only see the outline of the houses across the street. My sight is just as poor close up. I can read this letter, but barely.

In addition, 2 surgeons will be seeing me on Friday. I know the inflammation is severe. They initially thought it was caused by Diabetes, of which I am pretty sure I don't have. Once they determine the cause, I will know the course of treatment which is, as I was told, either surgery or injections.. I hope I am over reacting since I have too much time to think since I can't do anything, but I am really worried and scared.
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:24 PM   #1537
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Wow Jim, sorry to hear what you've been through. Time is indeed a devil in times like these. Hang in there. Sounds like you are in good hands, all my hopes for a positive prognosis and speedy recovery.
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Thanks everyone - all the well wishes, support, and encouragement really means the world to me. This week, I have developed a severe sensitivity to light. I can't go outside even with sunglasses. Everything outside is cloudy. When I took my dog outside last Tuesday, I could just see her black eyes and nose even tho she was just 8 feet in front of me. I cannot see the houses across the street at all now. I can watch TV, but only for short periods of time. Other than that, I can't do anything. I am bored to death.


The surgeons gave me 2 kinds of eye drops to instill until I see them tomorrow. I am worried as I don't know the course of treatment until they find out the cause of the inflammation in both eyes. I do know it's bad, as they originally thought Diabetes was doing the damage. We are hoping it's just gonna be a quick treatment, maybe some new glasses, and I'll be on my way. But, then I ask myself, why would 2 surgeon's be treating me if this was something simple to fix? I dunno, just crossing my fingers. One other thing that plays in my mind, is that my Grandma went blind in her 50's due to severe eye inflammation. Not sure if my issue is hereditary or not.

I have been able to spend some quality time with my daughter this week, as she is still off for Xmas break. It's really only the positive thing this week. Just wish we could go out and do some activity outside.

All I know is that I am dying to go into the JimGym and SFW. I really do feel some withdrawal from not lifting.

Once again, thanks so much everyone. All this really brings tears to my eyes, which maybe it's a good thing to keep them moist.
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But, then I ask myself, why would 2 surgeon's be treating me if this was something simple to fix? I dunno, just crossing my fingers.
We're crossing them with you Jim.

I would get bored too without some TV to watch. Good time to listen to all the lifter seminars on Youtube I guess, if you can stand sitting for hours that is.

Anyway, keep us updated and get better.
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