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I Think I'm Going Blind

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    Shot In the Dark

    I have pigmentary glaucoma.  I won't bore you with medical jargon, but suffice it to say it is quite common in young adults who develop glaucoma.  Although it is incurable, it is treatable.  The problem is my insurance company won't pay for treatment until I "...
    JaydenM JaydenM 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2008

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    I Have a Teenager Who Is Going Blind

      Oct. 8, 2008 This is it. This is the day I have to start telling someone; anyone, that this is harder than I knew it was going to be.   My son has RP or Leber’s or whatever; they don’t know. Auto-somal recessive for sure. Those of you who don’t...
    RPMom RPMom 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2008

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    Scared

    hi have just discovered i have  RP and have night blindness, and blind spots in my eyes, and christmas and all have just been told i have to hand in my license.  Am a single mother of three, and am scared and am not sure what to do, with no help i live to far away...
    sinders sinders 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2009

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    Almost Yearly

    I get new glasses almost yearly and each year the prescription gets stronger. Maybe this is why I don't go to Starbucks, I can't read the freaking menu!
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 17, 2008

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    Losing My Vision

    My vision is getting worse and worse. I can now only be correct to 20/60 for distance and this is going to get worse, according to my doctor. I am also losing my peripheral vision - at first that was only happening in my right eye (which is now down to 50% sight) but now my it's...
    shell02 shell02 31-35 Jul 30, 2012

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    Vision Loss But Hopeful

    I turned 40 and started falling to pieces. Long story short, I started having vision problems and my eye doctor, out of all the docs that told me I was fine, suspected cancer and saved my life. The eye doc ordered a rare and special test from a lab at OHSU in Portland OR and he...
    dukea dukea 41-45 Feb 16, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I don't know if it's just me, or if I'm actually going paranoid, but my mom went in the hospital a couple of days ago. She had an aortic anyuerism (not sure of the spelling). She...
    celticwolfMRD celticwolfMRD 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I'm slightly insane in a weird and almost bipolar way... You can think of the image above as my personalities; colourful,eccentric and different.
    theDoomProject theDoomProject 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Lately, my heart start to races and everything around starts to make me afraid. I don't why but it makes me crazy and i even cry without a reason. I can't sleep well or eat...
    Drocell Drocell 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 29

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    It's just gotten worse, day started off well but I guess the signs where there from the start, no hunger since I woke up, no emotion, no nothing, then the day changed and it got...
    PedrosCN PedrosCN 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Looking for pills. Should hopefully have enough soon. It's not a question of if I will its a question of will I succeed this time?
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    idk what is reality anymore. It's scaring me.
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Jun 30

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    I know this sinking feeling anywhere. It's happening again. I've been depressed most of my teenage years. I have plenty of ups, but there are always downs that follow close behind...
    LettersToTheSky LettersToTheSky 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I KNOW people think I'm weird. But I'm not going to apologize for my weirdness. When I was in middle school and elementary school my weirdness was the only thing I had. I know...
    ToBeAnOtaku101 ToBeAnOtaku101 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Every time I meet someone new...whether it be someone I'm interested in or just a guy meet, they think I'm married. Even when I tell them I'm not they don't believe me. I don't...
    Beautysedge420 Beautysedge420 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't know what's going on with me . i think I'm having a manic episode or something idk I just am a wreck I don't get this
    idkhby idkhby 13-15, F Jun 30

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    I'm going to try to be vague because i don't really want to say it. But i also really do want to say it. Maybe i just can't. Maybe i don't know how. Or maybe i just don't know what...
    experiencedyetunprepared experiencedyetunprepared 16-17, F Jul 7

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    Who think I'm attractive any girls think I'm attractive or nahhhh
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    well after months of thinking i thinking i m BI dont know how to start this new life wit hwhome
    sam94123 sam94123 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    Yep. She's kinda my friend... We know each other since a few years and lately my feeling for her have grown much. I think I'm in love with her since september. She's a lesbian, but...
    Ary33713 Ary33713 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I'm not anything special, I haven't won any awards, done anything spectacular, or travelled the globe, but I like to think I am an interesting person - I am kind, caring...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I think I'm falling in love with him, The boy who hates his name, The kid that makes everyone laugh, The guy who makes me nervous and excited, The man who calms my fears, The...
    vanivoo vanivoo 16-17, F Jul 3

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    I'm pretty sure all the normal kids think I'm a freak. Simply because of my love of PC games and manga, or maybe just a little bit because of the illegible things I mutter when I...
    LoserLibs LoserLibs 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I don't bet people think I'm weird, I KNOW people think on weird, Honestly, Sometimes I think I'm weird, But, I laugh at myself so it's okay and besides, you don't needa be normal...
    StayingSaneWithoutYou StayingSaneWithoutYou 13-15, F Jul 11

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    I think I've had it all my life, I didn't like talking to people, I was shy, I was stiff whenever talking to people because I would get so nervous, and I would always stutter or be...
    Zancrispy Zancrispy 26-30, F Jul 1

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    Well, besides working out a lot, I only do that to stay in shape for firefighting and EMS medic work. Some patients are very, and I see a lot of things out here. Not much to me...
    quietfighter quietfighter 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I really want to get married and be a mom one day, but I honestly think I'm too ugly and shouldn't reproduce. I have a big nose and I'm not that attractive and it wouldn't be fair...
    Blue8181 Blue8181 31-35, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today my brother and his friends were playing basketball outside. I was inside surfing the net when my mom asked me to go get the mail. Being the amazing daughter I am. I left the...
    dreamworld1000 dreamworld1000 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    7/9/2014 I guess I'm just going to start by saying I want happiness in life and I feel like I might never get it… I don’t know why I feel this way but it's kind of bumming me...
    elias617 elias617 16-17, M Jul 9

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    Think it's about time I post this :S. Please do not judge me this is veryyyyyyyyy hard for me. I know it's long sorry ha. About 2 years ago when I was 13/14 (underage and a minor...
    lela201465 lela201465 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Sooo I'm definitely staying up can't go to sleep soo who's uo for talking probably be on EP all night too :)
    bandchicklover bandchicklover 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    USED TO anyway. I don't want to be one of those people who claim mental issues but don't really have any, but about 5 years ago, I think I did have something going on in my head...
    almaera almaera 18-21, F Jul 2

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    I'm absolutely in no way ready or even excited to have children. I'm not patient enough for them and I love being free and not having to care for another human being. But I think...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I'm gonna have 8 kids. 4 girls and 4 boys. The boys will be; Howard, Jack, Morgan, and Martin. The girls will be; Janet, Lexi, Kourtney, and Shaniqua. Howard is named after my...
    100PercentMe 100PercentMe 13-15, F Jul 10

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    I've been talking to this guy for a few months now, it was just supposed to be a friendship but it quickly turned into more. I originally was just looking for someone to talk to...
    ashleyynp ashleyynp 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I want three daughters. I am going to name them savannah , Avalon and skylar
    boobear371 boobear371 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Testeclês,Hardonis,and Ejaculês...the joke is evident,I dig the Roman names though.Ugh,I'm so weird sometimes.
    McKnight94 McKnight94 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    Because I'm a dancer 😐 that's cool right lol?
    stephhunny1 stephhunny1 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    I know what your probably thinking.. There is no way a teacher can like me more then a student.. But I think he does. First things first he stares at me 24/7! I see him everyday of...
    xsecretsx xsecretsx 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    mostly because I'm bored lol. But seriously do you? And if so why? Or if not?
    shrimptastical shrimptastical 18-21, F 13 Responses Jun 26

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    In the future I want to name my little girl Ryan and I want her to grow up to be a amazing and bright little girl. I'm only 17 but I want to have atleast one child, actually I want...
    nailwire nailwire 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I had a vision about having 3 children. Two boys and a girl. I know I want to name the girl Victoria and my youngest son, Michael. I'm not sure about my first born son and not...
    bribri590 bribri590 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I don't really plan on having kids just yet, but I would like to get married if I ever find that special someone. If I have kids once I'm a grown up, it will be one girl and one...
    ImaWeirdie ImaWeirdie 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I'm not in a relationship, but if I do have kids one day I'd like to name my daughter Violet Kathleen, my son Nicholas Hunter.
    angkath80 angkath80 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm ugly. Very very ugly. 😐
    AnonMily AnonMily 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I think I have absolutely gone crazy. I can't control my thoughts anymore and I don't feel like I have control over myself. I tell everyone I'm fine, and I'm good at faking being...
    bbskeens497 bbskeens497 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    I eat marshmallows. So I guess I'm an interesting person.
    Uxio Uxio 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 23

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