Friday, October 23, 2009

Please Forgive my lack of posts

Please know I will resume blogging in the next few days. I went to the eye doctor a few weeks ago and was given the news that in the two year since my last eye exam(in which I had the same vision 20/40 nearsighted that I have had for the last 32 years) that I have developed rapidly developing glaucoma which can be treated AND also severe and agressive macular degeneration which is looking like is not treatable for the kind and condition I have. Needless to say I was given a diagnosis of becoming completely blind within the next 5 to 10 years. With the likelihood considering the progression so far in such a short amount of time, that it will be most likely near the 5 year mark. Needless to say I am completely and utterly devastated. I am by no means capable right now of making a living of any sort being blind. I and my family are still in shock and disbelief and are having a rather hard time excepting this, as I am sure anyone would be. Please know we have not forgotten our new blog family. We just need some time to work through our disbelief and trying to come to terms with this news. We thought we had already had a rough year, but this is the icing on the cake. Thank you for your patience and know we will get back to our blog and our lives in short order and do all we can for as long as we can. Thank you ! The Bell Family


Denise said...

I'm so sorry about your eye condition. At least you have time to prepare though. I cannot imagine going blind. Just remember there are blind people out there that are still able to do their "thing" by adapting. Take care of yourself. All who read this blog are with you the whole way!

Denise said...

so sorry to hear about your eyes. I can't even imagine what you are going through. Get as much of your fine work done as you can while you can!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Has the doctor placed you on any kind of special vitamins? Do you know of a good chiropracter? (or how ever you spell it)

My mother has the same thing. Her chiropracter has helped her alot!! You would be surprised!

She is also taking prescription eye vitamins.