I got the best news..............

Ally in 2012, she kept wondering why I was sitting and hitting a funny board LOLOL
@rebelann (44581)
El Paso, Texas
January 11, 2019 4:36pm CST
I am totally elated. Yesterday I went for a followup about my eye and was told I am healing really well. I was a little concerned at first because I couldn't read the eye chart as I could before my surgery but then when the Doc came in he said it was probably because I need a new pair of glasses. Whew, that's a total rellief Ever since I had this surgery I have wondered what I would have done if I had come out of it totally blind. That to me is one hell of a scary thought. Next week I go to the optometrist to get my prescription for a new pair of glasses. Have you had your eyes checked lately? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ That's Ally at a year old, what a character.
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@cintol (9277)
• United States
11 Jan
That is great news, so glad its only new glasses you need now. I need to have mine checked again, I haven't had since my right eye stroked and its time.
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@MALUSE (46987)
• Uzbekistan
11 Jan
Your eye 'stroked'? I haven't heard or read this term yet. What does it mean? I know what a stroke is but not what an eye stroke is.
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Jan
Thank you. I'm sorry about your right eye. My right eye has amblyopia which was never corrected so I have very poor vision in it.
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@cintol (9277)
• United States
12 Jan
@rebelann Well thanks, no one would know to look at it but I get a lot of pain in it and still wear the patch from time to time to let it rest. I'm sorry, my sister had that so she will always wear glasses
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@Happy2BeMe (79316)
• Canada
11 Jan
That is wonderful news . I haven't had my eyes checked lately but I plan to do so soon.
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
I hope you won't require any kind of eye surgery
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@Happy2BeMe (79316)
• Canada
12 Jan
@rebelann I hope not to. The thought scars me.
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@snowy22315 (58374)
• United States
11 Jan
I haven't but I need to do it, I can see well with my glasses, but honestly it is time for a new pair.
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Jan
Hopefully you don't have any floaters.
@CarolDM (12300)
• United States
11 Jan
Ally, how beautiful, love the pose. So happy for your good news!
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Jan
Thank you, she is so expressive. Yes, I was elated when he said I am healing really well.
@marlina (81820)
• Canada
11 Jan
Glad for you. I had 2 cataract surgeries + laser after and still I am having problems.
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Jan
My surgeon told me I won't need to worry about cataracts yet but he did say that because of the surgery I had I will most likely get them in a year or so.
@MALUSE (46987)
• Uzbekistan
11 Jan
Did you have a cataract operation?
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Jan
No, I had a hole in my retina which my surgeon repaired.
@MALUSE (46987)
• Uzbekistan
11 Jan
@rebelann Such a diagnosis is certainly a shock. My husband had that. He was also operated on and all went well. All the best to you!
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Jan
Thank you @MALUSE I hope you never have this happen to you.
@Courtlynn (56770)
• United States
12 Jan
Ally is adorable! I actually went and got my eyes checked two months ago, though I didn't need to. my mom wanted me to. Im glad you aren't blind!
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
Thank you, she's my sweetie. I hope your eyes are healthy. Thank you, I'm glad as well.
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@Courtlynn (56770)
• United States
13 Jan
@rebelann they are. Dr says i dont have to go back for at least 5 years
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Jan
Wow, lucky you @Courtlynn I hope you never experience floaters.
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@allknowing (75409)
• India
12 Jan
Most of the time a new number does it Strange your doctor did not suggest that to you.
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
What do you mean by 'a new number'?
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@allknowing (75409)
• India
12 Jan
@rebelann The number of your lens
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
Ahhh, ok I see what you meant @allknowing Yes, my doctor did recommend I go to an optometrist
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
That is indeed great news and so, so much better than the alternative. I hope the new glasses produce more improvement in your vision.
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
Thank you. I am testing out some of my older glasses to see if they function better but so far that hasn't helped at all either. Next thursday I go to the optometrist to get new glasses so I'll know more then.
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@JudyEv (147789)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan
@rebelann Hopefully new glasses will make all the difference.
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Jan
Thank you, me too @JudyEv
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@just4him (136611)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jan
She is a character. I'm glad your eyes are good and you need a new prescription for your glasses. I need to get my eyes checked. I also need the money to do so. I hate picking and choosing what I can do with my money.
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
She sure is. Thank you, I see the optometrist next week and it'll probably take at least 8 business days to get my glasses. I know what you mean, it stinks when you can't get necessary items like glasses.
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@just4him (136611)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Jan
@rebelann I'm finding I need to think seriously about an eye visit. At least I can get the glasses online and cut the cost down by hundreds of dollars.
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@LadyDuck (195490)
• Switzerland
12 Jan
I am glad your eye is healing well. I have to see my ophthalmologist the next month.
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
Thank you, I hope your eyes are healthy.
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@LadyDuck (195490)
• Switzerland
12 Jan
@rebelann They are not, I have glaucoma, I must have my eyes checked every year.
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@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
12 Jan
I cannot blame you with this thought of yours. I would be scared of the concern of eyesight. It was a relief for you, my friend. Have a wonderful day!
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
Thank you. You are correct, it was a relief.
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@Shavkat (69491)
• Philippines
12 Jan
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@hillhjill (11641)
• United States
12 Jan
That is great news you have, no I haven't had my eyes checked in forever and I know they are not as good as they were.
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
Maybe it's time to check them?
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@hillhjill (11641)
• United States
12 Jan
@rebelann yeah I think it is.
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@Janet357 (7576)
12 Jan
Not yet but i also wear glasses. Ally is such a cute babe!
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
Thank you, she is a sweetie. I hope you never have issues that require eye surgery
@jaboUK (55252)
• United Kingdom
12 Jan
That's good news. I hope new glasses solve the problem. I had my eyes checked about 6 months ago and had to have new glasses myself. Being blind doesn't bear thinking about, does it?
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
I think new glasses is all I really need. You're correct, blindness is definitely not desirable
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@KristenH (25621)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
12 Jan
That's great news. I do have my eyes checked once a year around May/June. But I don't need glasses yet.
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
You are lucky, I hope you will never need them or if you do then only the simple readers as you age.
@much2say (41355)
• United States
13 Jan
That's good to hear - I'm so glad all has worked out for your eyes. Eyes are "everything" - I'm sure it was scary to go through the surgery but you braved it - and thankfully it is healing quite well. Um - I've never had my eyes officially checked . . . I know I need to do that .
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Jan
It would be a good idea at least once.
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@much2say (41355)
• United States
13 Jan
@rebelann I know. Just haven't gotten around to doing it. I've had perfect vision til I hit my late 40s - I know I an far sighted.
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Jan
Hopefully all you'll ever need are readers @much2say I too am far sighted so all I do now is wear a pair of readers over my regular glasses to read
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@DianneN (97411)
• United States
14 Jan
That’s awesome news, and I’m so happy to hear it. I get my eyes examined like clockwork every single year.
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Jan
I usually do as well and when this happened it was 6 months after my exam. I was told it can happen to anyone especially people over 50.
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@DianneN (97411)
• United States
15 Jan
@rebelann I got floaters in my eye about 4 years ago. When I went for my regular eye exam, my doctor adamantly informed me how dangerous they could be and to get to a hospital if it ever happens again. Who knew?
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Jan
Yep, who knew @DianneN no one ever talks much about eyes yet we all want to be able to see.
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@Susan2015 (22619)
• United States
13 Jan
Every year I get mine checked. I wear contacts, bought glasses this year too and they are bi-focals, cannot get used to them.
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Jan
I wear contacts too but I haven't ever since this whole eye thing happened. I hate bifocals, when I need to read I simply put a pair of readers over my glasses or else I use a magnifying glass. I hope your eyes remain healthy.
@WiseGhots (2972)
12 Jan
Yay! That's great!
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
Thank you so much
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