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April 23rd, 2009 at 02:02 pm

I got home and retrieved my vitamins for the eyes. Don't tell my doc I forgot to take them with me....

They are called I*Caps with Lutein. Those are the yellow ones. Except if you smoke. Then, you take the greens ones without Vitamin A. Or something like that. Since I don't smoke, I guess I didn't listen too well to that part. The red ones are the regular ones. I found them at Walgreens, and sometimes they are on sale. He told me to take one twice a day, but I haven't been doing that until I find out how my stomach will take to that much. So far, I haven't had any problems with them. He told me to take them now and forever because they've proven that they can help prevent macular degeneration. And, since I have a family history of it, he's hoping to prevent it from happening to me, too. Since he is a prominent eye surgeon in this area, I am taking the vitamins!

I haven't talked to my Dad about what was in the shots that he has been taking. I don't think he's on any different medicine, just the shots. I'll have to ask again. He's been able to arrest the degeneration and is now being monitored without any more shots at this time. However, the damage has been done. He's the type that won't go to the doc unless he absolutely has to. But, I have to admit, he was so brave and all about having shots in his eye every few weeks. That would have made me nuts.

My grandfather lost a lot of his eyesight to the degeneration, but until my Dad got it I don't think I had realized what had happened. I am thankful that there is a treatment now, and I sure hope it helps your father, too!

5 Responses to “To Fern and Cheryl (Homebody)....”

  1. fern Says:

    Thank you, Jan!

  2. homebody Says:

    Whew I'm behind reading the blogs. Thanks Jan, I will let DSIL know this info.

  3. boomeyers Says:

    Watch those greens and reds! Smile And no, we won't tell the doctor!

  4. LuxLiving Says:

    Checking in on you - you okay over there?

  5. LuxLiving Says:

    Hello, hello, helllllllllllloooooooooooooooooo, where are you Jan????????? Missing you!!!

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