Chat talk and light discussion

Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:02 pm

Hi all
in september of last year i noticed a severe loss of vision in both of my eyes,and although i have worn glasses for the last 10 years or so ,my eyesight was ok.Late last summer ,the vision i had ,seemed to be a bit on the blurry side,which i put down to being tired ,as i was working 12 hour nights 7 days a week afer a few weeks,when my vision was still causing me problems, and i became,near blind in the dark. I went and saw my doctor,who referred me to a specialist opthalmic optician,who said i needed to see a,doctor at the eye hosital as he feared i had tunnel vision and night blindness,I made an appointment for January 2009 .i saw teh doctors and had a thorough examination and numerous tests.I was devestated at the results.which are untreatable.
I was informed that i had Retinitis Pygmentosa and night blindness and it was getting worse,I was told i would have to tell my employers that i was only partially sighted and was registered with the local blind society ,as a partially sighted person. i know myself and mrsKen,Joanne will be ok and itll be easier to cope with ,with the love of a good woman
On 1st Feb 2009 i notified my employers of the results,and was told i would lose my job,as i am unfit to be a security guard,as its a job that relies on good vision.
i was told on Thursday 19th Feb that i was unfit for work and finished with 1 months notice.
I have been advised by the job center that i will struggle to gain employment as my eyesight is to poor to meet Health and Safety regulations and i may have to go onto disability living allowance and other benefits,hard to believe that,at 44 your work life could be over.
i have trouble seeing what i have typed and ,sometimes punctuation goes out of the window,but i will re learn how to type without seeing the keys.as i cant make them bigger,like i can with the screen size,for reading.
I DO ENJOY READING ,AND POSTING ON HERE
and will continue to do do for as long as possible,as i have made some good mates on here
Last edited by keninlincs on Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:05 pm

Hang in there, man. We're all rooting for you.

You have friends here!

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:07 pm

Thanks Rob

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:10 pm

Sorry to hear of your problems, Ken !

Do try to keep posting !

We are thinking of you !

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:23 pm

Hiya ken!!

Keep your pecker up ken!!

Listen -- have you tried changing the font size on the computer screen? And never apologise about your writing :wink:

Here do this ------->>>>>

Tools then
Options then
Content

You will then see Font and Colours and you can change the size of the font up to 72.......I've done this as an example .......... this is size 22

1.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:05 pm

LD thanks i have done that ,and its a bit better
Colin B ,thanks ,i will try

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:37 pm

Ken,
I can sympathize my friend, I have had five eye surgeries in the past 10 months (2 cataract + 2 corneal implant grafts (1 twice as it rejected after a week). I deal with Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy which cost me my job last May.

Doctors have done amazing things for me and my outlook is getting better each day, I hope that you may find the same results in someway.

Hang in there as all have said. I know you will do whatever you can to just try and see. I sit before my PC wearing not only my original TriFocal glasses, but an additional pair of 4x power cheater glasses on top. I hope to have new eyewear in about 4 - 6 months that should alleviate this.

Many supported me with good wishes and concern on this message board, with one very caring individual in particular- who really lifted me with his regular inquires and concern about my progress.

Though the outlook may be hard to live with or accept, know that all on here are pulling for you. It does make it a bit easier to get through each day.

My thoughts and good wishes go out to you each day- if you need to just vent to someone who has kind of been there- pm and I'll give you my personal email. I'd be happy to exchange thoughts and support at any time.

God Bless
George

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:47 pm

Ken - and George--- hang in there . We will pray and root for you both.

-GREG

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:50 pm

So sorry to hear this Ken.

Sickener. I feel terrible for you.

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:01 pm

thanks BIGREDG yes its a bit of a sickener but i can still see at the moment ,just not as much or as well as i could..And my hearing is most excellent[ at the moment .so if i cant watch elvis soon at least il hearquote="BIGREDG"]So sorry to hear this Ken.

Sickener. I feel terrible for you.
[/quote]

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:01 pm

Thank you Greg
Gregory Nolan Jr. wrote:Ken - and George--- hang in there . We will pray and root for you both.

-GREG

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:05 pm

Thanks Geoge pm sent
Greybeard wrote:Ken,
I can sympathize my friend, I have had five eye surgeries in the past 10 months (2 cataract + 2 corneal implant grafts (1 twice as it rejected after a week). I deal with Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy which cost me my job last May.

Doctors have done amazing things for me and my outlook is getting better each day, I hope that you may find the same results in someway.

Hang in there as all have said. I know you will do whatever you can to just try and see. I sit before my PC wearing not only my original TriFocal glasses, but an additional pair of 4x power cheater glasses on top. I hope to have new eyewear in about 4 - 6 months that should alleviate this.

Many supported me with good wishes and concern on this message board, with one very caring individual in particular- who really lifted me with his regular inquires and concern about my progress.

Though the outlook may be hard to live with or accept, know that all on here are pulling for you. It does make it a bit easier to get through each day.

My thoughts and good wishes go out to you each day- if you need to just vent to someone who has kind of been there- pm and I'll give you my personal email. I'd be happy to exchange thoughts and support at any time.

God Bless
George

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:06 pm

Keninlincs, hope you find a specialist that can help. And the money to pay for it. Keep us informed.

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:19 pm

Thanks Carolyn and Kuenzer

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:30 pm

keninlincs, So sorry to read about your loss of eye sight ......really...it must be frighetening and loosing your job and everything......I hope you can get some kind of treatment to make it better.....
Hugs from Elvisa

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:37 pm

carolynlm wrote:You know, we all sit here day after day just reading and posting and getting on with our own lives, that not often do we stop and think just how other people who we know so well through this and other Elvis sites are getting along with every day things. I know I have a few things going on at the moment that I could certainly do without, but there is always someone worse off than I am.
....


You are so right Carolynlm......most people has some kind of struggle in their lives........so one more reason to be as kind to each other as we can here on the board......and to always try to see the best intention in everyone ::rocks

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:01 am

its nice to know people have friends,thanks everyone
elvisa wrote:
carolynlm wrote:You know, we all sit here day after day just reading and posting and getting on with our own lives, that not often do we stop and think just how other people who we know so well through this and other Elvis sites are getting along with every day things. I know I have a few things going on at the moment that I could certainly do without, but there is always someone worse off than I am.
....


You are so right Carolynlm......most people has some kind of struggle in their lives........so one more reason to be as kind to each other as we can here on the board......and to always try to see the best intention in everyone ::rocks

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:23 pm

Ken.

Sorry to hear about your eye problems.
If your eyes have cataract symtoms you know you can get that operated on.

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:45 pm

Thanks Frank NO i have no operable symptoms just lost all my periferal vision at the moment,the rest will follow just dont know how soon
Suspicious Minds wrote:Ken.

Sorry to hear about your eye problems.
If your eyes have cataract symtoms you know you can get that operated on.

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:07 pm

keninlincs wrote:cant see to type sometimes

There's a couple of characters here that can see, but you type better than they do -- by a mile.

Again, hang in there -- we're all with you.

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:29 pm

Thanks Rob

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:16 pm

Sorry to hear that.

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:24 pm

Thank you
Francesc wrote:Sorry to hear that.

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:17 am

Ken -- I wish you well. Please do whatever you can to be OK.

Re: Losing eyesight,lost job.cant see to type sometimes

Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:39 am

Rob wrote:
keninlincs wrote:cant see to type sometimes

There's a couple of characters here that can see, but you type better than they do -- by a mile.

Again, hang in there -- we're all with you.




i guess you mean me there rob :lol: take care ken thinking about you buddy.