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by melissa
Wed 22 Aug 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Reading
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Re: Reading

Hi Penelope, I loved reading but also found it difficult when i developed KC. With my array of different contact lenses, the scratches, the ulcers and eventually the transplant... i almost stopped reading (other than work)... then i got a kindle keyboard.... now i read whenever i can. i do sometimes...
by melissa
Tue 28 Feb 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: writing and keratoconus
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: writing and keratoconus

congratulations. more examples to show that you don't need to let KC affect your career.
:D
by melissa
Mon 21 Nov 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Glasses post grafting.
Replies: 8
Views: 2733

Re: Glasses post grafting.

Hi That they are offering you glasses is a good sign. I was told to try to stay away from lenses on my grafted eye if possible. Having stitches out is a tough one. I had it done in the chair with local anaesthetic drops and it wasn't painful but was very uncomfortable and took a lot of patience and ...
by melissa
Mon 31 Oct 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Got Keratoconus, What field do you work in??
Replies: 19
Views: 5586

Re: Got Keratoconus, What field do you work in??

i am an architect.... my challenges are dust and wind on sites... and airconditioning in the office and staring at a computer.... and trying to see drawings across boardroom tables... my solutions (although not perfect ) are....wrap around glasses and sunglasses..... rewetting drops and flaxseed oil...
by melissa
Tue 19 Jul 2011 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Planning for surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 1307

Re: Planning for surgery

HI jessie, lots of good advice there. i also think you should try to temporarily pass over as many household responsibilities as possible. The anesthetic made me very drowsy and i was light sensitive so i really just wanted to be in a dark bedroom. the problem was boredom! i suggest setting up a rad...
by melissa
Fri 20 May 2011 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: How long did you wait for an eye?
Replies: 18
Views: 4476

Re: How long did you wait for an eye?

In south africa I was told the wait could be 2 years. I ended up paying for donor tissue to be flown out from USA (apparently they send their excess to the third world countries). The wait for this was 3 weeks and after some motivation my Medical insurance paid the extra over of about R10000 (about ...
by melissa
Tue 10 May 2011 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: 10 days post op
Replies: 8
Views: 1956

Re: 10 days post op

good luck. try not to worry unnecessarily. wait to see what the doctor says. let us know how it goes!
by melissa
Mon 09 May 2011 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cup of tea dear
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: Cup of tea dear

congrats! i know that was the best part for me after the graft-- being able to do things around the house without lenses in.... i hope it continues well
by melissa
Thu 24 Mar 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: Piggybacking - general frustration
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Re: Piggybacking - general frustration

hi Karmen, i am one of those for whom piggy backing really has worked well. i struggled with RGPs, comfort, scratches and lenses popping out, until i started on piggyback and haven't looked back. however my eyes were already 'accustomed' to RGPs and the RGp had good fits, so the soft lens mostly hel...
by melissa
Thu 10 Mar 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum
Topic: KC and E-Readers?
Replies: 17
Views: 3527

Re: KC and E-Readers?

hi all, i downloaded the Kindle App for my iphone and LOVE it... because the phone is small and i keep the font quite large i have to switch pages often, but i have quickly gotten used to it and love that i can hold my 'book' with one hand and change pages with a light touch on the side of the scree...

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