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Old 02-09-2010, 03:21 PM   #1
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Arrow Something I want you to know about me it's not that I can't spell ; I can't see

I hope y'all can over look my mistakes. I have a visual impairment with an eye condition called Juvenile Mauler Degeneration ,OK, maybe I can't spell. I didn't want to look stupid. I have learned to laugh at myself rather than to be laughed at. I do this often and you will too.
My Dr. wanted me to do something where I was more involved with other people .I have been able to learn so much from you all. This seems like a kind and supportive group of people. I hope to make lots of friend and maybe help someone along the way.I have been legally blind since I was 17 yrs. now I'm 41.
I'm a stay at home mom and use to enjoy it very much until I got in this chronic back and joint pain. As my kids say JUST SAYING Bcarter
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:37 PM   #2
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Re: Something I want you to know about me it's not that I can't spell ; I can't see

Welcome to the board. You'll meet some interesting people. We all have something to learn from each other.
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:35 AM   #3
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Re: Something I want you to know about me it's not that I can't spell ; I can't see

Welcome Bcarter

Your good sense of humore is also welcomed, we all need that. I find I laugh at myself at times too.

I'm interested in hearing more of your macular degeneration , as i have the same although not a juvenile macular degeneration, i was in my early 40's diagnosed. there is a eye board here, maybe you can post over there too.

So you have chronic back and joint pain, have you been diagnosed as to what this is ?

Hope to hear more from you posting

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Old 02-15-2010, 07:29 AM   #4
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Re: Something I want you to know about me it's not that I can't spell ; I can't see

Thanks BwHappy2,
my macular degeneration came on me as a teenager,found out when I went to get my drivers license,could not pass the eye test.
I had been having trouble at school seeing the board and reading, just killed my eyes, went to a ophthalmologist who had no clue about serious eye problems and left me thinking it was all in my head,until I had went to get my license.
Then I went to a ophthalmologist who knew what was wrong but sent me to a retina specialist to confirm.
It DOES complicate some things for me but a wise old man that had this same but more advanced eye condition said no truer words to me; it's not so much a disability as it is an inconvenience. I try to look at it that way Myself.
I do everything working around my vision, you know it;s not something you can walk away from, but I can live with it but a seance of humor is REQUIRED.
If you need any tips on how to cope and work this out, I would be honored to be of any assistance. It will be OK.
As for my back and joint problems, no, I don't think they know whats wrong with me but my new Dr. say's He will figure it out, fix it if he can and we will pain manage it if we can't fix it and that's more than any of the Dr.s all together have done.I'M HOPEFUL.
Keep in touch and take care. B
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