Glamming it up in 5 Easy Steps

Hi All, since it is getting more difficult for me to work on my computer in view of my recent vision loss issues I decided to reblog or repost a few previous articles. As I mentioned two weeks ago I will be having YAG laser surgery on the affected eye in early November and the expected prognosis is good. I’ve swapped out some of the products that were mentioned when I originally wrote this article but I still follow the same steps.

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  1. Thank you so much for your kind words. The surgery (I feel funny calling it that) went extremely well. It only took about 60 seconds then I was done. Yeah, I used to be nearsighted and didn’t know until I was 40 that I had high myopia (a fancy word for extremely nearsighted). Looking back I really miss those days but believe me I am so grateful for the remaining vision that I have left. I’m getting ready to post an update on the experience.

  2. By the way Steph, I’ve read your original post and I salute you for still being able to apply makeup despite difficulties. I seldom wear makeup but I admire those who do. You really look beautiful. 🙂

  3. I hope and pray that your surgery will went well Steph. Losing vision is really one thing that is hard, I love reading and when I needed to use glasses 10 yrs. ago (I am near sighted) it made me feel sad as if something big has been lost, however, I am still thankful that I am still able to see. I can never imagine how it must have been for you. Hugs to you and all the love.

  4. No worries – and sorry for the many mistakes in that comment – was in a rush to get it out, I’m surprised you understood it 🙂

  5. Hi Stephanie, don’t underestimate the power of the spoken word. I’m sure you can load an audio file it on to the blog. I’d list to it 🙂 Good luck with your surgery.

  6. Well it’s mainly because when I was going through it there was no point of reference. Because macular holes normally occur in elderly people I couldn’t find anyone in my age group to talk with about it and so I’m hoping that if there is someone out there experiencing a similar situation that they might be able to learn something of value.

  7. Thanks for asking Lynz. I never mind explaining what happened because it was so out of the ordinary. And you are so right in how we take things for granted. I never would have imagined I’d reach the point where my eyes could no longer be corrected. Ironically enough the year prior to my first macular hole my corrected vision was measured at 20/15. It was so good I felt like I could see through things.

  8. After my last vitretcomy surgery (insertion of a gas bubble to repair the mucular hole at the back of the eye) went awry I went to Cleveland Clinic again to see if they could fix the issue. Unfortunately because of scarring that resulted from bleeding after the surgery this was what left me legally blind. That was 6 years ago but the entire ordeal began 10 years ago with the first macular hole. I didn’t even know what a macular hole was at the time of my diagnosis but I got schooled quickly. If it weren’t for my poor vision I could probably be an eye doctor haha.

  9. Yeah cataract surgery is like coming out of a darkened theater into bright sunshine. There is so much light and colors are so vibrant. I can only imagine what it would have been like if I had 20/20 but what I was able to get was miraculous.

  10. I hope your surgery goes well!!!! I know it has to be a bit nerve wrecking but you’ll do wonderful! =D

  11. I am so glad you have found that strength! It always makes people nervous to have something done surgically no matter what it is and waiting is no fun. But sounds like you are doing well and when your done it will be wonderful!!

  12. Thank you Lynz, it’s been cathartic writing about it as it allows me to face it more objectively if that makes sense. Plus having your support and the support of others out here has been such a blessing from which I draw strength.

  13. Awe, thanks Paul!! I’m gonna try to visit some of my favorite blogs (yes this means you) but the text on the web is annoyingly light. So if you don’t hear from me within the next two weeks have no fear I will be back. =D

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