Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tune in to TLC Sunday 8/7c

>> HELP! I'M TURNING INTO A GIANT - Sun at 8/7c <<
A heart-breaking look at individuals suffering with Acromegaly, a rare condition that causes the body to grow uncontrollably. These modern-day giants exhibit amazing bravery and determination to lead normal lives.

Tanya (31) -

Monday, March 1, 2010

Macular Degeneration

Years ago my eye doctor remarked on the fact that I had a second set of eyelashes, and he seemed surprised by that. I thought that seemed odd. Now I'm wondering if the second set of lashes is a normal thing, or if it may be another indicator of Acromegaly? The quicker someone can be diagnosed with this disease, the better.

My eye doctor also told me I had "buried drusen" a few years ago. He explained, but didn't seem to be worried about the condition. He just kept monitoring me every year. Now I'm beginning to think I'm in the early stages of Macular Degeneration. Symptoms I've had are drusen and high blood pressure (I'm actually back down to prehypertensive right now though). And in the last year or so it's become harder to read my computer monitor. I thought maybe my prescription changed, or my eyes were just getting tired quicker. It's as thought my eyes don't want to stay focused on the center of the page, but try to read around it. I've also noticed it's harder for me to tell certain colors apart, like orange and red. Those are two more signs of Macular Degeneration. I have my annual appointment in April, so I'll find out for sure then.