Not a good start to 2019
Well all, I have probably mentioned I lost the vision in one eye due to a reoccurring herpes virus .
All was actually going quite well ,and the virus stayed put after I got a corneal transplant decades ago.
FYI, I have to avoid led lights like the plague, as the herpes virus comes out of remission after I have exposure to them .
Go back two years . I visit my neighbors for Christmas dinner . Eye starts burning to the point I had to leave . Find out later that the son had given mom led lights as a Christmas present .
I was unaware they had just installed them at the dinner table . Cornea is basically destroyed by virus again , from 20/50 to less than 20/200 .
Vision wasnít great before, but now being in sunlight is more painful then ever , even with high end serengeti sunglasses .
Now things get worse . I went to the neighbors for Christmas dinner again (they removed led bulbs for me ) , but I get a terrible cold that there passing around .
Two days ago both eyes start burning for no apparent reason in the evening .
Wake up in morning only to see damaged eye crusted shut, and healthy eye red and burning with vision loss .
Went from 20/30 in healthy eye to 20/100 .
Sat in emergency for half the day and they dispatched my eye specialist.
Finds thereís an entirely new virus (not herpes) on both eyes now .
Unfortunately thereís a newly developed ulcer on what was a perfect healthy cornea on my healthy eye 12 hours prior.
Thereís nothing that can be done other than suppressing drugs and letting it run itís course .
Some vision returned today, but not even close to 20/30 . The really bad news is , sunlight is absolutely painful even with sunglasses . I guess having both eyes with scarring is going to be one hell of a problem driving , even with corrective lenses , as Iím pretty much blind in sunlight .
Guess all I can do is wait it out and see whatís left . Like the title says , not a great start to the new year .
I donít think itís unrealistic to think I may have my drivers license taken away soon .
I canít really drive regardless like this , (been told not to for now ) and donít want to endanger anyone .
The unfortunate part is , I was getting a package from work in August when I get layed off , and wanted to start a home business .
Iím looking at worse case , but I can see where it may be time to liquidate everything and throw in the towel .
Disability pays very little with our plan , and everyone here so far has lost there homes when confronted by a heath burden .
Such is life
I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate