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May 2020 Update

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Good morning everyone. Just a quick update on my life the past month or so.

I'm still working (Thank God) I have not missed a day. And I got the cutest cat face mask.

I have a very sick cat right now. Mr. Nibbler has been diagnosed with a liver disease. I know his time is short. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

And most recently for me...I started having trouble with my left eye 2 weeks ago. A few days a go I went to the ophthalmologist. He diagnosed me with wet muscular degeneration.

Wet macular degeneration is a chronic eye disorder that causes blurred vision or a blind spot in your visual field. It's generally caused by abnormal blood vessels that leak fluid or blood into the macula (MAK-u-luh). The macula is in the part of the retina responsible for central vision. Here's a little view of what I'm seeing when I look through my left eye.

I'm waiting on the specialist to call me with an apt. They will do an injection in my eye after it is numbed. The shot stops the bleeding and shrinks the blood vessels. There is no guarantee that my eye site will get any better. Right now it's terrible. I feel like I'm going blind. Everything I currently do depends on my eyes at work. It's been a real headache. Driving isn't so pleasant either since it makes me see double and blurred when I do drive. At least I drive during the day and work only 2 miles from my house.

I was also placed on a new medication for diabetes. I was concerned that my sugars were going up and down so much in the past six months. I started on Rybelsus on 4/30/20. This morning my sugar was......

As you can see it's bringing it down.

That's about it for now. Not much but just a short update. I also talked to the doctor about depression. I informed him that Mike had passed away and how hard it has been for me. He actually wanted me to give it at least another month before calling him back and speaking to him about depression meds. He felt (kinda like me) that this is secondary to him passing and that it will get better. He gave me different perspectives to think about which I have been doing. It is none-the-less still tough, but it's getting better. It's hard not to miss someone that you were with for 10 years.

Have a blessed day everyone. emoticon Donna

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  • RENEE7575
    You and your beautiful cat are in my prayers. emoticon
    62 days ago
    Sending prayers for you and for Mr. Nibbler!!!! emoticon Stay safe and stay positive!!!! emoticon
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    63 days ago
    saying prayers for you and mr nibbles, sorry about your site i have a different eye disease uvyites plus a little macular also, I was getting the shots in both eyes and they werent making a difference at all in my vision , not even slowing the progression, i did lose most site in my left eye and my right just had another episode red and swollen and when that happens my eye site worsens. I no longer drive because of your issues, But I have heard people who have what you have the shots can and do slow the progression and in some cases clear up to better . i will pray for you HUgs,
    63 days ago
    Yes! Prayers, always. Our fur babies are so important. I'm asking God to help you through this time of healing. Remember, SP & I are here for you! emoticon
    64 days ago
    Will keep you in my prayers. You have had so much piled on you these last few months, but you have kept up your spirit and I hope you keep remembering that. You are stronger than anything that happens to you

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    64 days ago
    Wishing you better days ahead.
    64 days ago
    Oh Donna it was nice catching up on whats going on although sad to hear the issues you have to deal with.
    I hope theres a treatment for the eye. It sounds kinda like what I have been dealing with in my ledt eye. I wanted to see an eye doctor. but first had to have my vision checked and he said everything was OK. But he was not a medical eye doctor. So I will have to persist and keep after my doctor to refer me to have a medical check.
    It's hard to lose a mate or dear friend, husband and not feel loss and some depression.
    Plus all that's going on in other parts of your life.
    I wish you the best and Nr. Nibbler still have some of his nine lives left.
    Take care
    Hugs Tisha emoticon
    64 days ago
    of course we will keep all of you (fur babies included) in out thoughts and prayers

    I hope they are able to do something with the eye that must be very hard to deal with

    prayers that all goes good for you in all areas of your life
    64 days ago
  • NEPTUNE1939
    64 days ago
    So sorry to hear about Mr. Nibbles. OF course, prayers for both of you. Poor baby.

    Very sorry to hear you have wet AMD. **SIGH** Hope the injections help you.

    Prayers that the Rybelsus helps get the blood sugars in line, too.

    Prayers, too, that things ease up w/your grief. It’s just soooooo difficult to lose the one you love.

    Blessings, Donna, hugs and prayers.

    64 days ago
    Sorry you have this problem now. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    64 days ago
  • no profile photo ROSSYFLOSSY
    Have a wonderful day! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ»
    64 days ago
  • no profile photo ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    64 days ago
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