"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.." (Matthew 6:24 Holy Bible)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

"Dr on Vacation"

I got a call from the corneal specialist's office. Turns out he's been on vacation and will be out for another week. I'm thankful to have heard something from them so I know what's going on.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

"Eye Appointment"

I just got back from the eye Dr. This is my regular eye Dr., not the corneal specialist. (I'm still waiting to hear back from him.)

He took much time and care to check my eye for any changes and to check the overall health of my eyes besides the Fuchs'. It's nice to have a Dr. that actually cares about the patient.

My eyes are healthy besides the Fuchs'. My left eye had more swelling than my right.

I don't need a change in my eye glasses. I just need to figure out what times of day or night it's best to wear them. With my eyesight fluctuating because of the corneal swelling, sometimes they bother me and I can see better without them. Wierd.

I had a glare test done today. That was strange. My eyes were worse with the glare, but I forgot to ask for details about how much a difference there was. I know it's not nearly bad enough to lose my license or anything, though. It was quite interesting to see the difference between reading the letters under ideal conditions and again with the glare of the light shining at me.

My optometrist is sending my records to the Corneal Specialist. Maybe that will help get the ball rolling for me since I haven't heard anything back from him, yet.

"Current Symptoms" May update

"Current Symptoms" Bold, italic words indicate changes from last post of current symptoms.

*Trouble reading road signs/fast food menus/printed material/Bible -Either can't focus to read or get extreme strain and or bad headache from reading. (started using audio Bible in March and learned to Ctrl scroll to make online print larger for reading) Very hard to read captioning on TV or reader board that scrolls across during Nascar races, get eye strain if I try.

*Eye pain with bright/fluorescent light-I'm now wearing sunglasses indoors at church due to florescent lighting and at home if drapes are open as well as outdoors.

*Burning/watering eyes-Especially in sun or bright light. Hard to do outdoor photography.

*Imaginary moving objects/shadows-While driving, especially at night I think I see things/people in or by the roadside that aren't there.

*Imaginary moving objects/shadows-In the house, Seems like things flash by quickly, like a mouse or spider is in the house and just went past and I turn my head to look and nothing's there.

*Watery eyes in AM-Started using Muro 128 eye drops in March, but switched to natural MSM eyedrops Late April/early May. I am using two drops in each eye to help dry them up, helps vision.

*Hazy vision in AM-some mornings looks like light layer of smoke is filling the house. MSM eye drops are helping with this.

*Halos-around street lights-big round fuzzy areas of halo around street lights/porch lights. light bulbs-Can't see filament, looks like marshmallows with streaks coming off.

*Glare-night driving-headlights cover both sides of road. computer screen-must turn down or wear sunglasses back lit objects-very little detail off metal objects-especially sun glaring off cars.
*Dry Eyes-Dry and burning in afternoon/evening-Using Gen Teal wetting eye drops, as needed.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I have sent a questionnaire to a corneal specialist over in Idaho Falls.  He was recommended to me by someone on my online Fuchs' Support group.  If I like his answers and feel comfortable with the possibility of him doing my corneal transplant surgeries, I will make an appointment to see him.  It will be quite a drive and some gas, but well worth it for the security of knowing I have someone well qualified to operate on my eyes. 

I am awaiting his reply.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

"New Eyedrops Update"

Well, I've been taking the new, natural eye drops for just under a week, I think. They don't burn like the Muro 128 drops do. I like that fact, though I'm not so sure they do as good of a job drying up my eyes and helping with the corneal swelling.

My eyes don't seem to be quite as sensitive to light as they were before, but today they are quite sensitive, so maybe it's just a coincidence. I am encouraged enough for now to continue to use them.

Monday, May 5, 2008

"The Voice of Truth"

This is the video of a song that speaks to me. It encourages me on this journey. Not just Fuchs', but life in general.

This song, helps give me the strength to face another day: When I feel trampled on and attacked. When I'm overwhelmed and feeling so helpless. When everything seems to be going wrong and I feel like a failure in all that I do. When I know there's nothing I can do to help someone that I love with something they are going through. When Satan puts lies in my head. When my tears become so numerous that I feel like I may drown in them.

May this song encourage you as it does me.

Friday, May 2, 2008

"Package Received"

I received the package containing my new natural eye care vitamins/herbs/minerals today. I am anxious to see what, if any, improvements or positive changes that come about as a result.


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