Monday, November 16, 2009

Ken's eye and other things

Good morning all, well Ken made it to the Retina doc last week. He inserted dye into a vein in his arm and took pictures of the eye. What was dry macular degeneration has now turned into the wet kind and some small veins were bleeding so they gave him a shot into the eye to dissolve the blood. He says it will not help the seeing of the eye but will keep it from degenerating farther. He goes back in a month to let him look at it again.

Well my flowers have just about seen their last days but here are a couple of pictures I took a couple of weeks ago when the sun was shining really bright.
 Click on pictures to get better view and to center them. I have no idea why they are always placed to look like you have not done a very good job of getting it all in a picture.



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Some sort of dragonfly.
7-17-09 dragonfly


Have a blessed day everybody. Helen

29 comments:

  1. The shots are lovely. I hope Ken's eyes don't get worse.

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  2. Helen you pictures are just gorgeous. The pink cosmos is so lovely and I love the great closeup of the dragonfly.
    Ouch, makes my eye hurt just to think about needles in it. Poor dear I hope it stops the progression of the disease. My heart just goes out to you both so much because you have had such troubles this year. Now I said to stop it right now ;-)

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  3. lovely pics as always.
    hoping the degenaration does not cont. will say a prayer for him, & you. {}
    huggies...

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  4. That is a nice dragonfly photo. I also like the flowers. And the news about the eye is good.

    The flower...
    It is new. It is called "Pinky Winky" and it changes from white to pink. Neat. And the wasps love it.

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  5. HELEN MY COMMENT WAS BLANKED OUT WHEN TRYING TO SEND.
    WILL USE 'ANON' THIS TIME.

    I PRAY FOR KEN'S HEALING.

    THANKS FOR THE FLOWERS.
    I AM LOCKED OUT OF G-MAIL. CAN'T SEND E-MAIL.
    MY DAUGHTER WILL TRY TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM THIS EVENING.
    sam

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  6. Sorry about Ken's eyes, hope it will help him. I like the picture of the dragonfly too, and always the flower pics. Have a great day, Sheila

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  7. Poor Ken. Your family has had a difficult year healthwise. I hope his eyes don't get any worse.

    Wonderful, wonderful photos. The detail in the dragonfly is amazing.

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  8. Keeping Ken's eyes in prayer that that shot helped and his next visit will show this. I clicked on the flowers, they are beautiful..so it that bug...so clear. I love seeing all your pretty photos...have a beautiful Tuesday!!! Love, Joyce

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  9. HELEN,
    MY DEAUGHTER FIXED THE G-MAIL PROBLEM.
    I DONT HAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS.
    sam

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  10. So sorry to hear about Ken's eye. Amazing what they can do, wish they could do more. We will keep him in our prayers.
    As always we love the photos and especially the close up of the Dragon fly.
    Love from over in NC,
    Sherry & Jack

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  11. Hope Ken's eye is OK and things get back to normal soon.

    Your dragonfly is a female Common Whitetail, the males have chalky white abdomens, hence the name

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  12. Quite a few people I know are struggling with some kind of deterioration in their eye. I know it is very stressful, but hope that the doctor will be able to find a solution to save the eyesight.
    That is odd how the photograph centers after you click on it, but very beautiful. I am going to post this and click on the other one. Beautiful photos of flowers always give me a lift. Gerry

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  13. oh Helen! What a magnificent Dragonfly!!! I love it!

    I am sorry to hear about Kens eye.. well I mean I am glad they stopped the bleeding but sorry it won't get better.

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  14. So sorry to hear about your husband's eye. Hope they can soon find a cure for macular degeneration. So many things we need to find a cure for isn't there.

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  15. Helen,
    Your pictures are gorgeous as always! Wow! I'd give anything to have you with me for 5 minutes to help me get my pictures on my computer, and okay maybe 10 more to get one in my blog. I can't get ANY graphic to stay in my blog or any picture.
    I just flunked the digital camera stuff. We have them made up at Walgreens, we're hopeless. Now the whole world will know it. LOL I don't care.
    I am so sorry about Ken's eye. Keep us posted and take it easy yourself.
    xx Merry

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  16. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers, We try to keep a running list of people on here as we belong to a "Prayer Chain",its a group of about 12 from our church and we divide up the list, we have been bust lately!!!! Both you and Ken are on our list!!

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  17. Helen, look straight above "My Everyday Life" at the top, then look all the way to the left. Or on my blog, it's right above the words "Just Me".

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  18. Good afternoon, sun is shining nice and bright at the moment which is nice after having everal days of wet, gloomy weather. This morning started off rather foggy, but the sun it out and the sky is blue, just makes everyone feel so much better. Hope you and your husband have a great week-end.

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  19. I hope Ken's eyesight will not worsen as a result of the care he is getting. I think with the page format you have you might have to use a smaller scale of photo to make the horizontal lenght appear correct. My right ear became bad this past Wed. morning I got into the clinic and my doctor put a wick in again, as he did last July. The anti-biotic drops can reach into the swollen ear canal now. I am on a steroid pack again to take down the swelling. If it persists, he thinks a local Ear,Nose,&Throat doctor will accept my Medicaid Card, as they would not last summer. Otherwise I must spend an entire day for the drive to near St. Louis and back. mark/salty

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  20. I think the flowers look great!

    Jimmy

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  21. Your flowers are lovely and that's a great shot of the dragonfly.

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  22. By the way, Daisy Mae is a little beauty.

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  23. Hi Helen! So sorry to hear about Ken's eye. I guess I didn't know all that was going on. Your flowers are still very pretty and that's a great shot of the dragonfly! Your dogs are still as cute as ever!
    ~Margaret (Meg)

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  24. Helen you and Ken and family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  25. Hi Helen, I haven't been here in awhile. Your flowers are beautiful! Sorry to hear of Ken's eye problems. I hope the procedure works. Take care. I'll try to be here more.
    Pam

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  26. Helen,
    I am so sorry to hear about Ken's eye. That would be a scary thing for me to endure.
    Prayers for your hubby and you.
    God Bless you and your family.

    Cordially,
    Tom and Sharon Schuckman
    tschuckman@aol.com
    Disabled Vietnam Veteran: 68-70
    Jesus is Lord.

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  27. Thanks for the Visit, No, comments can not be too long!!!
    We spent from november till march here 2 years ago AND THE lAKE oKEECHOBEE WAS DRY, THERE WAS ONLY 8 FEET OF WATER IN THE DEEPEST PLACES, FISHING WAS BAD, RUINED A FEW PROPS, HOPEFULLY THE lAKE IS COMING BACK. wE WILL BE BACK FOR fEBRUARY AND mARCH NEXT YEAR, HAVE TO HEAD FOR nEW yORK MONDAY Dec 7th, Take Care,

    Gary

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  28. bST WISHES TO kEN AND MAY HIS EYE PROBLEMS SOON HEAL SND RECOVER. THAT IS S LOVELY DRAGONFLY PICTURE! ANN

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  29. HELEN THE FLOWERS ARE BEAUTIFUL.
    sam

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