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From: Chrysantha
Date: 10-11-2006, 12:06 AM (1 of 2)
(whos in his 70's) got cataract surgery on both he doesn't have to wear glasses anymore, after a wearing them most of his life. Now is that fair ??? I've been wearing glasses since I was 10 (nearly 42 yrs...). I got to wear contacts for a few yrs. (till I moved to FL and my allergies took over and I can't wear them anymore.)
My husband just got new ins for glasses...and they'll pay for laser eye surgery...but no...I can't have it...due to my lupus..
I mean life doesn't always have to be fair...but can't it be a little less, unfair ??? ::heavy sigh:::bluesad:
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: MotherInLaw
Date: 10-11-2006, 01:29 AM (2 of 2)
I don't know what I would have done if I couldn't have had caterac surgery. I was actually going blind. And with cateracs you can't correct it by wearing glasses. My Mother had caterac surgery before implants were invented so she had to wear hard contacts in order to see. Then they came out with implants so after 30 years of wearing those contacs she finally had the implants put in right before she died. Poor thing it was an ordeal putting those things in every morning and taking them out everynite. She only was able to enjoy not doing it for about 6 months before she died. Hang in there Kath they might come up with something soon to help you out with your sight. Even with caterac surgery I still need the old glasses to see to read. Bummer I still have to hang on to them whereever I go.......around my neck.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
User: MotherInLaw
Member since: 06-25-2005
Total posts: 1118
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