In early February my eyes took a drastic turn for the worst. I immediately went to my Macular doctor and the dry macular has reverted to wet and there were large pockets of blood inside both eyes. I was sent to another specialist ...
They super dilated my eyes and then injected a dye into my veins and with a scanner with a bright light tracked and photoed the dye moving through the veins in my eyes. This identified exactly where and how much blood was leaking from the retina veins plus the dye contained a drug activated by the light that helped reduce retinal bleeding.
Finally they injected another drug Avastin into both eyes. Ironically this drug used for leaking veins was discovered by accident during use in chemo for cancer....around 2010. Without it I would be blind within a year. They can't make my eyes any better but hopefully slow the decline.. I go every month at first for this procedure and then if all goes well, every other month. It is inoperable and incurable.
After the procedure I'm unable to see and totally miserable for about 12 hours. Stitching has been hard even with magnification so I can only do it for a short periods of time. I'm determined to finish the cottage series and anniversary CQ and as many CQJPs as I can. After that I'm not sure what I will do to pass time without stitching. So I am doing more things physical and am even cleaning house (which I find hard to believe) If you spray enough Windex on a window and rub it with towels long enough, it will be clean even if you can't see it....same with vacuuming. Thank heavens I have my wonderful magnifying lamps and giant computer screen... I can still drive if there are no other cars on the road... LOL which means I can drive to my neighbor's house and back. But time and time again in my life when one door closes another door opens.