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I Had a Corneal Transplant

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 25 People

    Going Blind

               I was initial told that I had a cataract. I was 51 years old and did not believe that could be true. I found another doctor who discovered that I have Fuchs' Dystrophy and was going blind in my right eye. My left eye would probably be affected at some point...
    battwoman battwoman 51-55 Jan 15, 2012

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    Windows of My Soul (Corneal Transplant)

    It's been said that the eyes are the windows of the soul.  Have you ever gazed into someone's eyes and instantly knew something about that person?  What would we do without eyes?  But for many who suffer from a corneal disease, looking out of our optical portal isn...
    Ms57Classic Ms57Classic 51-55, F 5 Responses Mar 27, 2008

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    I am having a corneal transplant next week due

    to severe scarring from HSV infections in my eye (herpetic stromal keratitis). I have started a blog to chronicle the experience and it can be found at respecttheeyes.blogspot.com. Please feel free to keep up with my experience here.
    Shenady Shenady 46-50, F Jun 24, 2014

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    Far Too Young

    When i was born my eyes were already those of a sixty year old. when i was three my parents were told i would be blind by the time i was eighteen. really the doctors were right. my eyes were a steady 20/200 from the time i was about twelve. though i constantly shocked the...
    ash11me ash11me 18-21 Nov 4, 2012

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    I Had A Corneal Transplant

    Hi there, At age 23, i noticed the vision in my right eye was blurry, so  i made an appointment with an optometrist.  He indicated I had a lazy right  eye, and prescribed glasses.  However, I didn't see any better with the glasses.   While on...
    latijera2010 latijera2010 46-50 2 Responses Nov 25, 2010

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    Any Transplant in India is the inexpensive as compared to the western countries. We have state of the art equipment and well trained experienced doctors to match the best...
    priyaThakur1 priyaThakur1 26-30, F Jan 12

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    I had an abortion on January 21st, 2015. I chose the surgical procedure with general anesthesia because I didn't want to see, hear or witness what I was about to do because I'm...
    BlackBuddafly88 BlackBuddafly88 26-30, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    A long time ago I had a good friend,Wim, he lived a few hundred meter away from my home and he was "special" Wim's propriety looked like a scrapheap full with old metal and used...
    kingkyrie kingkyrie 51-55, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    So I'll share the story of the female I had a crush on. I am not a lesbian or bisexual. This was a time in my life I was confused and I think attacked by the devil. This was the...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 5 hrs ago

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    I don't know how to feel right now. I wasn't trying to get pregnant. I'm 26, but still not at a point in my life where I can have a child. I'm a professional athlete. I don't...
    skifree1080 skifree1080 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I couldn't be happier!! I had a beautiful day.Good night,sweet friends. Hope you guys have a lovely day!!
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    Im a 17 yo guy and all the relationships ive had ended badly because of my mental illnesses. My father and mother arent close anymore but they stay married more as best friends. My...
    Ruffly56 Ruffly56 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    It's over. I am not the same person I was, not even close. I am still in hopes that this experience will better me in someway down the line. It has, at the very least, pushed me to...
    itsmrwhiteyo itsmrwhiteyo 41-45, M 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Memoir of a New Life To say that I had a good relationship with my mother prior to my marriage would be an understatement. She could be overbearing and meddlesome with a very...
    pseudonympublic pseudonympublic 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    August 3rd, 2013. Sharp pain as I rode home on my pushbike from my grandmother's house. I thought I had drunk my coffee too fast - so shrugging it off I continued to ride...
    snusnu95 snusnu95 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Feb 2013 I had me second child, a girl. My first is a boy and was 3 months preemie, so I was over the moon when my girl was full term. Everything had been perfect she was healthy...
    jweiz89 jweiz89 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I had an abortion this passed Wednesday, and I feel nothing but pain. I am a 19 year old cosmetology school graduate who back in July of last year gotten out of an over a year...
    zoey101878 zoey101878 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I remember it like it was yesterday. it was last year and I was 13 years old. I was walking through my neighborhood with my best friend amelia. when I saw a dark van pull up...
    pioneer18 pioneer18 13-15, F 7 Responses Jan 10

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    About 2 weeks ago I had an abortion. It was the first time I ever got pregnant. I never knew I could get pregnant. I was 6 weeks pregnant when I found out and decided to have my...
    sunrays2525 sunrays2525 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 11

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    I lived with my mom and her mom from birth till I was about 6. she was 16 raising me. I didn't know any different, it was the way I was raised, how I was influenced, the life I...
    summerwinterfallspring summerwinterfallspring 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Oh man...I've kept this hidden for so long. It's a deep kept secret of mine. It hurts a lot to admit but I just feel like letting it out. It's humiliating and stupid and I can't...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Jan 13

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    I had posted this on someone else's feed. Had to copy & paste to share with you all.. when I was about 11 we moved into a house that was haunted. My mom & sisters said they would...
    Isayis23 Isayis23 26-30, M Jan 15

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    My experience so far! In brief, I am 22 years old and the doctors have put me at 5 - 6 weeks pregnant. I have just taken the medical abortion pills and waiting to see what...
    leesha333 leesha333 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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    I found out I was pregnant with my first very early around 3 weeks. It wasn't planned but we were happy to keep it. We went for an early scan around 9 weeks we got to see a heart...
    Tink1986 Tink1986 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Okay, I'm new at this, and I've read that this helps. Three years ago I had an IUD put in, and I never had a problem with it. Well in September, my period came and went and then...
    Ohanaforever Ohanaforever 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    When I first found out I was pregnant, I posted about it on this site...expressing all the feelings and emotions I was having. I ended up being so excited to be a mom. I bought a...
    silencedfears silencedfears 26-30 a week ago

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    I feel so Brocken inside I don't know what to do anymore, everyday I wake up feeling the same pain and heartbreak I just want to curl up in a ball and be alone. sometimes I think...
    Samanthaann13 Samanthaann13 18-21, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I did it!! Well, a little while ago actually. But I got really busy with exams and then the holidays and stuff... so yeah. I was walking home from a party at my friend's place...
    SkunkMePlease SkunkMePlease 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Chance to have it came up tonight but I denied it and don't regret it. It's New Year's Day here in Australia because it's actually 1:49am on the 1st of Janurary but we had a party...
    Peelover94 Peelover94 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I moved out of home, had a stressful university experience, lost my best friend, had to give up my dog, had to support my sick mother alone and had a massive fight with my...
    zanthemum zanthemum 18-21, F Dec 31, 2014

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    So first story is from summer camp when I was 12 or 13, I can't remember which. At this camp there's about 10 kids in a cabin so naturally there isn't much privacy. Additionally...
    japps japps 18-21, M Dec 31, 2014

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    I just had the weirdest and maybe crappiest evening ever.. Went swimming , late in the afternoon... It got ruined When someone yelled shark and so the beach was closed... Then...
    h4n5dj22 h4n5dj22 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 2

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    To some its immoral but who's eyes are judging. It was exactly what we both needed. I only wish back then, I had the grace to let it go when it was starting to be over . I held on...
    ventingagain ventingagain 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    Today, I was productive. I got a ton of stuff done, hit the gym and tried my hardest not to thinking about the reality of what's going on. All I can think about now are all the...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    My name is Brenda. I live in Baldwin Mich. Which is lake county. I been dealing with cps since 2006. It really got bad in 2008 to now. In 2010 I got married to a guy. He has 4...
    myboo363 myboo363 31-35, F Jan 3

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    I lie in bed not able to sleep because I am thinking of you. Today will be our 3rd day of non contact, my stomach feels hollow my heart broken. I wish I didn't have to go no...
    TASTRS TASTRS 41-45, F 14 Responses Jan 3

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    My New Years Eve was supposed to be spent working a large house party, but instead I spent New Years Eve being waited on hand and foot and treated like a Queen. I met some of the...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F Jan 4

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    I was bullied in my second hour people were talking about if I had cancer or not I had a bad cough because I was laughing at my friends but the reactions of my friends were...
    CookieMonsta16 CookieMonsta16 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Last night I experienced something that I hope to be sleep paralysis. I hope it to be sleep paralysis because I would not want to accept the reality that comes with that of it not...
    gabrielle1722 gabrielle1722 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I have had them for years. I use to have them all of the time but in recent years they had become few and far between until recently. I hate not knowing when one may happen and not...
    mrhph3 mrhph3 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    I have been living with the regret and denial ever since it happened, 19/12/14 10.30am I have never told the truth to anyone... here goes I am 21 in February, had been on the...
    AmyNZ1994 AmyNZ1994 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I had my abortion January 9/15. It was THE hardest choice I ever had to make. Let me tell you, it is not easy making that choice. I had to make the decision for myself, my loving...
    dollface1990 dollface1990 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I never ever had lice as a kid because I was so ticky about letting my friends use my brush or my hats because my mother always warned me to do so. My mom and sister got lice a few...
    upupandaway24 upupandaway24 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I was hit in the stomach in pain, I had several times of cramps that hurt me so bad I was warded in the sick bay, with my parents to bail me out with three days of MC. Then, I...
    iTetra iTetra 13-15, F Jan 12

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    3 months ago i had an abortion. I was 7 weeks pregnant with my boyfriend of 1 and a half years. I was 19 years old & living at home. I couldn't tell my mum or any of my friends in...
    rkate55 rkate55 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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