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I Think I'm Going Blind

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    idk what is reality anymore. It's scaring me.
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    I hate to have to ask people this.I don't think my husband finds me attractive anymore by the comment he made the other day about my weight.It really bothered me plus I think I've...
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    Who think I'm attractive any girls think I'm attractive or nahhhh
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    well after months of thinking i thinking i m BI dont know how to start this new life wit hwhome
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    Any girls think I'm attractive tho :)
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Lol not to sound shady or conceded but do u think I'm attractive?
    HeyitsJoeeyy HeyitsJoeeyy 13-15, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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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...
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    I myself don't think I'm weird but hey everyone's a little weird
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    As every good story starts; there's this girl. I met here when moved to my current city about 7 months ago. I got to school and made friends by the end of first period. Lunchtime...
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    Why does this experience have to say "I don't care if you think I'm weird" Why can't it just say "I love fat girls" ?? Why is it assumed that people will think it's weird? Cause...
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    I don't care if anyone thinks I'm conceited or narcissistic, but I don't self loathe. I might hate my life sometimes, but I love myself. Some days, I spend a few minutes just...
    metaphornographic metaphornographic 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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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    Sooo I'm definitely staying up can't go to sleep soo who's uo for talking probably be on EP all night too :)
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    I want to point out that I'm not saying or posting this for attention. I genuinely feel ugly. I am very fat, I have short hair and honestly people just don't find that attractive...
    JudeLeDude JudeLeDude 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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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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