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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2011 is officially over & possibly my life is going to improve! On December 2, I wound up back in the ER. I had a second angiogram, this time entering visa the wrist. I have also had a stress test.

The week after my release from the hospital I got shingles on my face & eventually in my eye. While the vision was blurred in my right eye, I discovered that I had a stroke in my left eye & was legally blind.

I can't even begin to touch on the depression that settled in! Reading is my passion & I am legally blind in one eye & faced possible loss of sight in the other. The eye doctor recommended a procedure where I receive injections in my eyeball once a month. Yep, a shot in the eye with me fully awake.

I have had one shot so far, and thankfully my sight seems to have improved. I can read with my glasses & enlarged print again. My Mom bought me a kindle for Christmas because it increases the font larger than my nook.

I start seeing my shrink again for the first time in 7 years next week. The last year has gnawed away at me. I lucked out in being able to get in with my former shrink. Being able to vent fully to someone is very appealing.

2011 is over, and while I am learning to cope with the things it wrought in me & my life, I am very glad it is over. 2012 promises to be better!

Last night I got a recumbent bike. I got very fond of the one in rehab. No issues with the feet, works up a sweat! I don't need to worry about the weather or the amount of light (a new concern with sight issues). My plan is to bike daily & lift my weights 3x a week, do yoga the other days. I am down, but not out!
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  • no profile photo SHIROIHANA
    An aunt of mine got the shingles. They covered almost half of her body and she had trouble sitting because her entire back hurt. I was there to witness everything and I am glad to hear that you are improving. Not only that, you are back to reading and on your way to cycling, yoga and achieving other endeavors. Stay strong my friend.
    3185 days ago
    Good Luck! You have gone through a lot!
    3185 days ago
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