Linda G. Hill

Life in progress

I give up

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Ever feel like if it’s not one thing, it’s another?

With my stomach upset still lingering but steadily going away I figured, great! I’m gonna be okay! Even my shoulder is feeling better – maybe the day I spent just sleeping did it some good after all! So I’m just coasting along with barely a health concern in the world and BOOM! My eyes are gone again.

The doctor couldn’t figure out what might be wrong, the optometrist didn’t have a clue… I thought it might have been lack of hydration, and that seemed to work for a while. Lutein supplements didn’t help – the optometrist told me not to bother so I went off them and saw (literally and figuratively) no difference. So what can it be?

As I type this I’m sitting with my laptop as close to my face as is reasonable, I’m wearing my reading glasses, and I’m still having to squint hard enough to leave permanent dents in my forehead in order not to see double. When I do relax my eyes it feels like there’s air blowing in them. Maybe they’re still dry, even though I’ve drunk about 3 litres of water today. Who knows? I’ve even tried convincing myself that it’s all in my head. My eyes don’t buy it.

So I give up. After I’m finished typing this I’m turning the computer off, the lights off, and the music up. I hate not being able to read and it’s even worse that I’m sitting here, it’s lovely and quiet and it’s the perfect opportunity to edit… but what can I do?

I’ll persevere through the SoCS prompt tomorrow, but if my eyes don’t get better (and sometimes they miraculously do overnight, so again, who knows?) then I might not be around much until they do.

Please wish me luck.

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

85 thoughts on “I give up

  1. I hope you feel better!!!

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  2. I can commiserate. Last year, after coming home from Arizona, I developed a gastrointestinal issue that lasted for 6 months. Then, a cyst that I had on my back for over a decade became infected, between healing that up, the surgery, and the recovery, that took up about 4 months. Last week I developed a large (> .5cm) skin tag right where my belt sits. I am still treating that, and the liquid burns. They tell me it can take up to 12 weeks for it to disappear.

    Believe me when I say, I feel for you, sister.

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  3. Lots of positive thoughts coming your way. Take care.

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  4. May be a good idea to see an ophthalmologist. I had optic neuritis once in my R eye and lost the vision for several weeks. I know how scary that can be. Sending good thoughts your way. Hope you feel better very soon.

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  5. Hang in there Linda. I am sending you strength to cope. ❤

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  6. I hope everything gets better I’ll keep you in mind if I get lucky and rub a genies lamp some point soon.

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  7. Sorry to hear that you’re dealing with this. It must be very frustrating, especially as a writer/reader. I hope that you find answers soon. I’ve heard (from my mother) that GenTeal Lubricant eye gel works wonders for eye dryness, pain, etc. Put it in at night and by morning there is a significant difference that will last for the most part of the day, if not all of it. May be worth a shot.

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  8. A good night’s sleep can do wonders. Hope you’re feeling much better!

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  9. Along with everyone else, I am sending you healing prayers for a solution to your problem…..a quick solution.

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  10. Break a leg! I mean, good luck!

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  11. Wish you will get better soon Linda. Maybe a check for high blood pressure can help. When I have problems with seeing double, it use to be the reason. Send you healing thoughts 🙂

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  12. I can only repeat what others are saying. A lot of people care about you Linda. Sending you good thoughts and healing wishes…….. (:o)-

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  13. My best wishes are with you, Linda. Be well.

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  14. Good luck Linda. Leaning into that laptop is not going to help your shoulder. Take care of yourself.

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  15. Hang in there Linda… feel/get better soon! Wishing you luck, good health and happiness. I’m even sending some positive vibes your way. ++++++++++++ (<—- is that what they look like?) Now have a giggle and feel better. I have some health issues too so I can relate to your overall frustrations and concerns. Love and light to you!

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  16. Good luck, hope it’s better soon

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  17. Oh! Linda I do hope your eyes will improve soon. Do be careful and don’t let this situation go on too long. Sending you hugs and healing hugs. xxx

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  18. I’m going to send you a list of really great natural alternatives to help you Linda. I’m so sorry you’re going through this right now. Prayers and healing vibes sent your way. I’ll have that list for you in the morning. 💓

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  19. I really hope you feel better! I hate when medical things just pop up in a string and it never seems to end ): they all come up at the same time unfortunately but hopefully you get some answers!

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  20. not sure I want to like this post 😦 get well soon Linda. Have you been checked for MS? I know my friends who suffer from it have trouble with their eyes. I suffer from dry eyes too and a Omega3 supplement seems to help. But mine is not nearly as bad as yours. Take good care of yourself!

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  21. I do wish you luck! I can only imagine how frustrating that can be! Feel better! Hope you return to your normal state soon 🙂

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  22. Linda, did you try artificial tears? I had this pronlem last summer and my pharmacist suggested that. It really helped.

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  23. Hope it’ll be better soon. Get some rest!

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  24. heal, heal, heal . . . take care

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  25. Sending positive and healing energy your way, Linda. ❤️

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  26. So sorry you are going through this. Sending prayers your way. ❤️

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  27. Good grief. Enough is enough. Someone needs to have a word with your powers-at-be….obviously they’ve given you more than your allotted dosage of health issues…….Feel better soon, Linda.

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  28. Take care of yourself and put bright post-it notes to guide you to the bathroom 😀 The 3 litres of water is going to show somewhere!! We are waiting for you.

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  29. Good luck Linda, we need you around.

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  30. Take care of yourself. Sending lots of luck your way!

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  31. That’s got to be horrible! I really hope it gets better soon for you. Thinking of you <3.

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  32. Best wishes to you, Linda. The Internet will be 50% less cool without your posts.

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  33. Heal up, Linda. I hope they figure it out, or that it does suddenly go away. Take as much time as you need to get better.

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  34. Good luck Linda. I hope it clears up quickly.

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