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Taking care of me

Saturday, May 25, 2019

I haven't blogged in forever . I am having difficulty seeing clearly lately. I have an eye disease that is getting progressively worse, and it makes typing much more challenging .I do love a challenge though, The best way to describe how I see is ... imagine how you see when you are crying. My vision has black blobs and sometimes it looks like I am looking through a jigsaw puzzle.

The area way in back of my eye is causing the issue, It is inflamed and the little veins are bleeding . They have tried drops, shots in my eyes , anti immunity drugs nothing works. I now have very minimal vision in my left eye and my right is getting worse. My central vision is affected and I also have almost no peripheral vision .

No feeling sorry for me though as I can still read if I am in just the right light and the print is really big. When I go outside I sometimes see a kaleidoscope of colors like dancing snowflakes, Sometimes I see in 3d especially at night watching tv. Pretty cool !!!

I have decided to not give up blogging if you guys don't mind my typing errors.

So what have I been up too?

Well I gave up my job at UPS. It became physically , mentally and emotionally exhausting . I am not working at the.moment . Just trying to get my energy and self esteem back .
I am walking almost daily ,
I am eating salads every day at lunch with fruits , veggies and nuts and protein added.
I have been cooking healthier .
We have planted a huge garden , and I have a herb garden .
I have been sleeping more , and stressing less.

I hope you all remember to take care of you, Not just physically , but emotionally and mentally also . Learn to love yourselves more and worry less. Take the time to eat healthier because you deserve it. Move as much as you can . As always keep looking for Hugs, Happiness and Healthy Living
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  • MSLZZY
    My problems are minor next to yours. I can still work, just not
    as many hours. My vision is fine but stamina is down a bit.
    I have to work at my mental health and stay as positive as I can.
    Take care and do what is best for you. HUGS!
    138 days ago
  • ANHELIC
    I pray that you can get some relief from your eye condition. I have Glaucoma and have trouble seeing, but I still can manage by having my laptop close to me. I go for a field test on Wednesday and in June for a full eye appointment. God bless you. emoticon
    142 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    Sorry to hear about your visual problem, and I hope there is a solution. I'm glad your stress level is reduced. It was good to hear from you again. emoticon
    143 days ago
  • BLITZEN44
    Sorry to hear about your retinopathy and vision loss. It sounds like you are under the care of an eye doctor so hopefully a treatment can be found to help. Perhaps being between jobs will allow you to destress and get a well deserved break. I know the flip side is financial stress, but your health is more important. Great job with the healthy eating and walking and enjoy your huge garden!
    143 days ago
  • GOANNA2
    Lovely to see you blog again. I am so sorry that you are having problems
    with your eyes. I hope and pray that you can find some cure.

    Keep blogging as you are so inspirational. I don't care about typos. Just write.

    Take care of yourself. I am glad you are now getting a break from the hard work.
    Have a lovely Sunday! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    144 days ago
  • LINDAF49
    So proud of your spirit and your continued blogging - time to get a voice -to-typing program and learn it well while you still have some vision - Love you girl and so thankful for your encouragements in my life.
    144 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    So sorry to hear about your eye problems. Not easy to deal w/these challenges.

    And very sorry to hear that you had to give up your job @ UPS, but it sounds like you made the best choice for yourself. That is what counts.

    HUGS and prayers.
    144 days ago
  • HARROWJET
    It is good to hear from you. emoticon
    144 days ago
  • JANTHEBLONDE
    No matter what you are going through Joanne you always stay positive! You are such an inspiration here on sparks! Happy Memorial Day Weekend! You are in my thoughts and prayers!
    emoticon Sending lots of hugs and love your way! xoxo emoticon
    145 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/25/2019 1:15:30 PM
  • HOLLYM48
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    Thinking of you Joanne!!! I pray for you and your eyesight!
    Keep on being so positive! Sending hugs and love to you!
    145 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/25/2019 3:57:43 PM
  • JCMSMILE
    Oh Joanne...thank you for sharing your positive sprit with us!! Keep blogging the best you can...I'll keep reading emoticon
    145 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    Sorry to hear of your sight problems Joanne, are you aware of what's available to you in larger print now? I can send you a link if you're interested.
    Love your attitude towards this challenge as only you can have, a wonderful spirit to see the silver linings.

    Take care hun and keep healthy emoticon
    145 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    So nice to read your blogs again. I'm sending you info later today on what I do that has really helped maintain my eye health. Big hug.
    145 days ago
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