Sunday, January 2, 2011

For Just a while

I had to pause my blog awhile due to many factors at the homestead. One of them is my eyes. Without going into a pity party ( of which I do NOT want), it's less than good, these drops they gave me to put nightly in my left eye. I feel after 2 weeks my eye is like raw hamburger meat and it's quite depressing to choose between pain and blindness. I choose pain, VERY afraid of going blind in that eye. My next appt is Jan 13th to see how much more of periphery vision is lost and if pressure is down. The drops have made my eye so sensitive to any light I have spent 3 days in bed with eyes covered, thankfully listening to the READ TO ME feature on my Kindle. I have listened to 3 novels. Plan on finishing another today.

  I haven't been able to stitch much due to this adjustment to the glaucoma medication. There are other medicines they can use but I have low blood pressure already and they are really trying this Travatan Z first. Just the pure reason alone on why I have to go through this is enough to cause me to want a boxing bag soon.

After a couple of emails, I realized the message said Personal invite only. I definitely didn't hault it for that.
I am not on Facebook either as other extenuating cirumstances made participating very difficult to say the least. I digress........

Abbie is doing well and still gets her special treats every morning. She can sense something is wrong and tries hard to get to the back of the house if I'm lying down.

Hope to call the eye doc to get a sooner appt this week to see what can be done about this eye pain. I do have a retinal hemorrhage they are watching as well in this eye so it's pretty scarey when it hurts as I don't know if that means I'm then going to wake up blind.

I hope you all had a great New Years. Mine was probably the worse one in my whole life. Hopefully, things will be looking up in the future and this will too pass.  I had ordered a few patterns to stitch right before Christmas and I want to get back to stitching soon if they can get me on the right meds for this.

Jennifer

36 comments:

  1. Jennifer, I'm so glad your blog is back. I've been really worried about you. I'm so sorry about your eye problem. I'm sending loving and healing thoughts to you. Take care dear friend. Blessings

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  2. It sounds like a scary situation Jennifer. I hope they can get you some meds for relief soon.
    I'll keep you in my thoughts, and, as always, give Abbie a pat on the head for me. :)
    Take care and rest.
    Marilyn

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  3. Love ya Jennifer! Keep your chin up! Give Abbie a big smouchy smouch for me!

    Big hugs,
    Sharlotte

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  4. I'm sorry what is happening to you my friend. I wish you a speedy recovery.
    From Barcelona with love

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  5. Sorry you are going through this. Hope the pain goes away soon. All the best for 2011.

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  6. Please call the eye doctor asap! Maybe there is something else you can take.

    Take care - enjoy your kindle - I got mine at Christmas and am already working on my second book!

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  7. Sending prayers your way. Dianntha

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  8. I was beginning to worry. But again your absence is understandable. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers that the doctors can help your eye. Please take care. Stay in a darkened room if needed and don't stress your eye. I hope Abbie is treating you well and giving what comfort she can. Our babies are so good at that.
    Drop us a quick update when you are able.

    Prayers and healing wishes.

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  9. Jennifer, I am so sorry you are going through this. I wish you a remedy to this situation where you are not in pain and can still read and stitch, as I know for me many times they are my only comfort.

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  10. My, how I wish you didn't have to go through this. I keep you in my prayers, and am thankful you have Abbie. It's amazing how our four-legged friends sense when we need comfort. Take care, my friend.

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  11. Oh, I do hope you get to feeling better soon! Somehow, God must have placed you on my mind as I was thinking of you last evening while in Calhoun, GA on my way back home from MI (to FL). Sending (((hugs))) across the miles!!!

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  12. I am so sorry about your eye problems. Hope they can find some meds to help soon. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  13. Oh, so not good or fun Jennifer.
    I hope they can fix it up for you. It would be a real shame for you to loose your sight and be unable to stitch.
    *hugs*
    I do hope you find some relief soon!

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  14. Many hugs and healing prayers to you!

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  15. Oh Jennifer, I'm so sorry that you have to go through this. Please know that I am praying for you. Stay strong!!!

    hugs
    -missy-

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  16. I can only imagine how scary this is...and frustrating. I worry if you are allergic to the eye drops?

    If you still have my number you can call me and vent. Hang in there...we all care about you.

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  17. Jennifer--don't know when you will read this, or maybe BG will read it to you, but know that you will be in my prayers. Our eyesight is so VERY important! Maybe you can get an earlier appointment, since you are in PAIN! Do try! Hugs to you!

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  18. I am continuing to intercede
    for you, dear Jennifer. Don't
    give up.
    Love & Prayers,
    Sandy

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  19. I have only followed your blog for a little over a month, but I do enjoy your stitching and feel so badly for you. I am praying for you and sending warm thoughts your way. Hang in there - it will get better!

    Maria

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  20. Jennifer, I am so sorry you are going through this. Call the eye doctor - maybe there is a different medication you can take. Prayers and good thoughts coming your way.
    Carolyn

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  21. I hope your vision comes back to normal. Keep your faith. I sent out a prayer for you.

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  22. Oh, I hope it's just an allergic reation to the drops and that the dr will be able to find something different to help! Blessings!

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  23. What an awful time you are having. I will definitely be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you can get an earlier eye appointment.

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  24. I'm so sorry to hear about your eye problems. That must be terrible. Hopefully the meds will soon start helping and be less painful.
    Wishing you a speedy recovery and a hug to little Abbie

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  25. Jennifer...sending you love and hugs and prayers...can't imagine what you're going through, my heart goes out to you. Please take care of yourself and do whatever it takes to stay well and get your eyes where they need to be...
    not sure what is going on, but I did notice you hadn't posted anything on FB for a while....
    you're missed! Please take good care...
    xox

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  26. Jennifer, I am glad to see you back as I did get worried about you. I am so sorry about your eye and hope they are able to help you out with some relief soon. You are in my thoughts. For now, just rest and listen to your books.

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  27. Jennifer what a sad post about your eyes. I hope it's going better soon. My year was also not good and I'm happy there is a new one. I wish you lot of happines in 2011! Love from Holland, Riet.

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  28. Jennifer: I hope that your eye condition gets back to good health, tell Abbie Peanut the dog says Happy Newyear and she hopes many more treats comes her way this year.
    I will include you in my prayers.
    Catherine

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  29. Jennifer just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know I nominated you for a blogger award. If you would like to accept stop over at my spot and pick it up.

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  30. I am so glad your blog is back....I really missed you! I too am worried about you and will send prayers your way. May the good Lord bless you. Take care and call that Dr for a sooner appt. Hope your vision/eye gets better.

    Carol

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  31. I'm so sorry to hear about your eye troubles, and hope that you get some relief soon. Make sure that Bodyguard and Abbie spoil you rotten in the meantime {{hugs}}.

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  32. Jennifer,
    I am just so sorry that you are going through this hard time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap His healing arms around you and give you peace.
    Linda.

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  33. Dear Jennifer, I always follow your blog and am sorry to hear of your problems with your eye. I hope they get your condition under control. I will be thinking about you. Kindles seem to be great. I'm thinking about getting one. I think that they can read to you in another reason why I should get one. Keep your spirits up. I'm sure Abbie is helping.
    Jon Lee

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  34. Jennifer, thinking of you and sending you warm thoughts and prayers for a return to healthy eyesight and your happy stitching:)

    Hugs,
    ~Gail

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  35. Praying for your full recovery and for patience as you go through this terrible time. I am so sorry that this is happening. I am glad you have your husband and dear Abigail with you at this time.

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  36. I hope you have called the doctor and are on the mend right now. I am truly sorry to hear you are not seeing very well and that they will be able to correct this quickly. Sending prayers your way for a speedy recovery.
    Dona

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Jennifer

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