Dealing with Macular Degeneration
I developed this condition about 10 or 12 years ago and now it has progressed to 20/400 in one eye and 20/40 in my right eye. Both eyes are dry so far.
Now it comes to having not much choice
It is scaring me as I have always been very independent and a very good driver. Now I cannot drive as I feel it is unsafe for me to do so and I would not want to cause harm to anyone. I am 82 years young, but also have crippling knees and I can't stand to have people doing my work but now it comes to having not much choice.
I have a young man right now helping me with yard work, which I miss doing very much. My son, thank goodness lives in an apartment downstairs in my home and he is a blessing for me as he has to be my driver now to doctors, dentists, grocery shopping, and much more.
What will become of my situation?
I am not sure how long I will continue to have some vision and once it goes complete, I am not sure what will become of my situation. Who will pay the bills and write the checks, who will clean my home, who will cook? These things may not seem important to some, but this has been my whole life as a homemaker, wife, and mother, and I love my life.
Do you find the eye doctor's waiting room to be stressful?