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shelby-comito answered a question 4 hours, 43 minutes ago

Hi @rachelseavey, thank you so much for sharing your wise, encouraging advice! I love that you touch on the fact that’s it’s okay to be afraid, but that life can still be so full. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and are grateful to have your voice in our community. Best, Shelby, MacularDegeneration.net

p.s. We also have…

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shelby-comito posted a new activity comment 4 hours, 48 minutes ago

Thank you for the update, @betty! Glad to hear you’re doing well and feeling grateful 🙂 We hope you’ll continue to keep us updated on how you’re doing! – Shelby, MacularDegeneration.net Team Member

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Rachel answered a question 4 hours, 48 minutes ago

My advice is that it is okay to be scared, but take comfort in knowing that you can still live a very fulfilling life. There are very few things you can’t do, but you will just need to learn a different way to do many things.

Reach out to others that are living with your diagnosis. This website is such a great start. There are also great…

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Rachel answered a question 4 hours, 52 minutes ago

As Andrea said, you’ll definitely want to ask your doctor about this, as the answer isn’t the same for all types of Macular Degeneration. (My husband shouldn’t consume any extra vitamin A for example, and many supplements contain high doses of vitamin A.)

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shelby-comito commented on the post, Creating Successful Systems in the Kitchen 2 days, 1 hour ago

Sam, I love these tips!! So simple, yet SO helpful. It’s very encouraging to hear that macular degeneration doesn’t have to steal all the things you love to do – like cooking in the kitchen. I so appreciate your creativity and sharing them with us here. Can’t wait to continue watching more of your videos. Best, Shelby, MacularDegeneration.net Team Member

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Christine Joy Brunson answered a question 2 days, 4 hours ago

Hey!

Great question. I recently wrote an article about how I get it all done. It should be published soon. Here are a few things that help me. I make list daily and put everything in my calendar from grocery list to scheduling phone dates with my friends and family. I practice self care daily via listening to podcast, sermons, and music. I…

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shelby-comito answered a question 4 days, 6 hours ago

Hi @courtneygetty, great question. Research has shown that the risk for developing age-related macular degeneration is increased by the presence of a family history. There are other risk factors to consider as well – age, gender, iris color, and lifestyle habits. You can read more about all of these risks here: h…