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DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Leslie


 

Name
Leslie Curran

Born
9-16-57

Home
Coeur d'Alene Idaho

Diagnosis
Myopic CNV, degeneration

Eyes Affected
left with CNV, both with MMD

Eye Color
Brown

Age at Diagnosis
51

Acuity
20/25

Treatment
One week after CNV appearance, Avastin.

Prognosis
Who knows? Currently very good, except I use reading glasses for close-up.

Family History
Mother and some on her side moderately near-sighted, father 83 and perfect vision, son and daughter slightly far-sighted. So what gives? Mine -10, -12.50

Impact On Your Life
Trying to find the "diamond," there is always one but having a tough time because this is not something I can help with lifestyle. I keep as good a lifestyle as possible to remain healthy, I didn't even know such a thing existed.

Positive Effects
Attempting to work that out. I think I could have grown spiritually without this, thank you very much, and I was doing quite nicely so far. I guess more empathy for how others with disabilities and difficult diagnosis feel.

Adaptations
Just reading glasses which I have been using now for a few years. Always wear sunglasses, and just in case I have upped my already ridiculously high intake of blueberries and leafy greens, especially my favorite addiction, parsley.

Employment
Have my own little business that keeps me pretty busy. Picture Framing. I have done that for over twenty years.

More About Me
Avid animal lover, I have not eaten animal products for many years. My kids are the same way. I also love teenagers, I try to help all the teenagers I can with their issues. I believe in love, compassion, and kindness to all.