7th June 1958
dry MD & Glaucoma
Age at Diagnosis
None yet. On waiting list for treatment
Prognosis or Current State of
Finding it difficult to do close work and read. As I am still waiting to see the specialist, I don't what is happening. Just that it is getting stressful trying to do usual tasks.
Sitter with wet MD and a cousin with advanced wet MD.
Impact on My Life
So far I am finding that I am having trouble with reading print or even my own hand writing as I am writing. There are other everyday tasks that have always being automatic and now cause stress. Feeling stressed when driving, but I don't understand why. May be MD or it may be glaucoma. Frustrating not knowing. Been waiting 5 months on the semi urgent list for assessment and treatment.
Still looking for positives, but as I am usually a positive person, I generally make light of incidents, e.g makes for a good laugh when I cannot do things. Usually a comment about getting old will encourage others to laugh with me.
As I also have Lupus I have found the need to cut back my working hours which of course limits my options regarding the choices for treatment. I now work 13 hrs per week as a educational support worker in preschools for children with special needs.
More About Me
I am going on 48 yrs of age. I am the proud single parent of 1 son who has just graduated from college in Indiana, married in Michigan in August 2005 and is returning home to New Zealand in 9 1/2 weeks. Yes!!! I am busy in my church and love to help others when I am able.