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MY JOURNEY IN SIGHT – PART 8

No one can understand how bad the pain of dry eyes can be unless they have experienced it. We have more nerves in our eyes than anywhere else in our bodies. Continue reading

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MY JOURNEY IN SIGHT – PART 7

My serum drops arrived on a Monday morning. My son banged on my door to announce, “Mom, there’s a big package at the door for you!” Only a week before, I had driven for two hours to a distant facility to have 21 vials of blood drawn that would be used to make these revolutionary eye drops. Continue reading

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THE WALLS YOU’VE BUILT

A few weeks ago, I was in a very low place and wrote a story. It is a story about trying to get out of Hell in order to find a way back to Heaven. The good news is that I am on my way! Continue reading

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MY JOURNEY IN SIGHT – PART 6

Sometimes, if feels like my eye problems have taken over my life. I seldom perform with my guitar anymore and prefer to be in my apartment Continue reading

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MY JOURNEY IN SIGHT – PART 5

Just like grief, I decided to see if I could find others that might have wisdom to help me. I discovered an online support group for people suffering with (get ready for a complicated name): Chronic Dry Eyes & Chronic Blepharitis. Continue reading

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT

In order to better deal with PSTD, I have begun to acknowledge many things that previously I have shoved back down. Continue reading

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I’M CRYING WHILE I’M DREAMING

In many dreams my mother appeared to me. We were holding hands and laughing, and then suddenly she died. Each time it happened in a different way. Continue reading

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MY JOURNEY IN SIGHT – PART 4

My eyesight problems remind me of my true weakness. I survived my empty marriage by ignoring the things that upset me – I looked the other way. But where do I look now? Not only can’t I escape fog and dirty vision, I’m in pain and it’s too much. Continue reading

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MY JOURNEY IN SIGHT – PART 3

I simply want to live without my eyes making me crazy! Continue reading

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MY JOURNEY IN SIGHT – PART 2

Today I had an appointment with my regular doctor. He was very sympathetic and kind as he looked right into my pained eyes. I could feel my lip trembling as I thanked him for being my advocate. Continue reading

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