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  1. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    One or two people here may be aware - but most won't because I kept it quiet - that I went blind last October. I had developed an interesting little condition:
    http://www.rnib.org.uk/xpedio/groups/public/documents/PublicWebsite/public_rnib003667.hcsp
    And me being me I got it in both eyes and all three sections.
    The miracle of modern drugs helped me to recover and I have my sight back - well, mostly.
    No retinal damage but I've lost bits of both irises (they stuck to the lens in each eye. You can see bits of them hanging around in there) and I have a lot of 'floaters' which sometimes makes it difficult to resolve detail - especially at a distance. Hopefully these will clear with time.
    I have just had the all clear from the eye specialist - but with a qualifier. Once you develop Uveitis you always have it and it can flare up again at any time. That means I could wake up any day from now until whenever to find I am losing my sight again. Great news for someone who has spent most of their life involved with Photography.
    Anyone can develop Uveitis for a large variety of reasons. So watch your health and see your Optician/Opthalmologist regularly.
     
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    PNA TPF Noob!

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    I'm reading your link now.......with interest.



    Read.....! Wow never knew of such a condition.

    Very glad you've been able to recover with medication.

    Good advice. Stay well.:thumbup:
     
  3. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    You already mentioned this to me, but I didn't know much about it.

    You've got all of my 'no flare ups ever' vibes. :hug::

    I'm sure this must be a difficult thing to go through....if you ever need to talk or vent, you know where my inbox is. ;)
     
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    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    I had never heard of this condition before you contracted it. "Scary" is a total understatement. I'm so glad your recovery has been as good as it has. [​IMG]

    I for one will be making sure I get regular eye checkups. It's so easy to 'forget' if you're not having problems, but there could be problems lurking that are better nipped in the bud. Thanks for the reminder.
     
  5. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yikes :shock:

    I've never heard of that, it certainly dwarfs my little Keratoconus eye problem.

    Well I'm glad to hear that it's clearing up. Best of luck to you, hoping it doesn't cause any further trouble.
     
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    I also had never heard of it. I can't begin to imagine how scary that must be for you. I'm glad that the treatment has been working as well as it has for you, and I hope that it continues to keep any potential flare ups at bay.
     
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    Must have been quite scarey. Good to hear you're on the road to recovery
     
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    scary, scary. Indeed, good luck with the recovery and here's wishing you a flare ups-free life.






    pascal
     
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    All the best my friend. I hope things work out for you. Good luck man.




    ...ya still make a killer pot of coffee . :D :D
     
  10. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    And we shall have to get together again to share one ;)
     
  11. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You are both invited to have some coffee with me in the Rocky Mountains...sometime in July...hint, hint ;)
     
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    clarinetJWD The Naked Spammer Staff Member

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    Wow...I had no idea...I'm glad you're pretty much better, and I really hope you never have to go through that again...
     

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