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Duke

Hey guys
i finally got a chance to post.
guess what. After 6 years i finally got a diagnosis.
A few months back when i was still going to Wake forest's eye center. We had seem'd to have run into a dead end. The doctor told us you're loosing your vision and we have no idea why.
We then a few days ago went to an appointment at Duke that my neurologist set up months earlier. We went to Neuro-ophthalmologist Dr. Buckley and after several tests that would have taken months at Wake forest he gave us an answer. He told me i have a form of Optic neuropathy.
He was very compassionate when he said it and told me there was no treatment and what i could do to deal with it. They took a blood sample and sent it to Georgia to find out more from the geneticists it will be like 3 months till we get the results. Which at this point i'm just happy to somewhat know whats going on. Maybe the school will listen to me now. One thing is for sure after my experiences i know the school has a LOT to learn

So what have yall done so far this summer?
Has anyone else seen the green lantern yet?

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I havent seen Green Lantern yet, I'm trying to plan a trip to go ride the Green Lantern. I'm glad you finally got a diagnosis.


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Hello, I'm glad you have finally got some new information on your Eye Condition, I know that must have ben hard on you and your family. I hope things go well and I'm sure they will work out.

I havent seen the Green Lanturn yet, my Sister, her husband, and there 3 kids whent to see it and I they liked it a lot.

I have done a lot over these past few weeks, I have Graduated High School, Iam going to Braille Institute, preparing to attend college, whent to the beach twice, had a Graduation Party, and met with my Rehab concilor whitch is part of the preparing for college thing.

What about you, how have you ben?


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I've been pretty good i went to the beach about 2 weeks ago and got a giant stuffed Tigger doll and road some fun rides. The Himalaya was really fun it went forwards and backwards and so on and i found 75 cents in the cart on that one you feel like you have to hold on for dear life. I also road a old wooden coaster that was a year older than my mom called Swamp Fox i was riding in the center cart it i felt like i was floating. i wish you luck with preparing for college. I'm preparing for another year of high school hopefully i'll be able to take courses at Hadley soon.
The Green lantern is definitely worth seeing it was awesome. the music was great and Ryan Reynolds was better than expected in it. After seeing it i got an idea for a joke relating to my class ring


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Hey guys
Guess what I had to rush my lab to the vet today she got bit by something and it swelled the whole right side of her face she was pitiful looking I'm going to be watching her tonight just in case


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Hey there, I wish you luck with your Lab I hope he or she is ok sorry i gorgot.

How is your dog doing snece i just realized its probably a few days late, sorry i am kind of in a hurr.

Hope your doing well.


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Hey
She's doing fine now most of the swelling has gone down we are going to take her back Friday for a check up she's getting to be like her old self again


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Hey, what's up? I'm glad to hear that your dog is ok.
How are you doing?


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I'm good I've been thinking about applying to Spooky woods as well as doing that six Month program offered in raleigh by services for the blind in my area.

What have you been up to lately


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First off, I've been on the Himalaya many times. lol How fast is Swamp Fox and wher is it at? I haven't heard of it, but I love wooden roller coasters! Thy're full of airtime! Is your Lag a guide dog?


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Swamp fox is in Myrtle beach South Carolina ar the family kingdom theme park

My lab Josie is just my pet I'm still waiting on getting a guide speaking of guide dogs any news on when you might get yours


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No, we're having trouble getting the opthamoligst report filled out. I have a dog Sadie, she is my pet. She has some Lab in her.


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That's my same delima I've been waiting on my eye report with diagnosis to arrive for the past few weeks if it doesn't come by the 4th we're calling about it I wish you luck


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I got the eye report and faxed all the information to Guide Dogs.


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Awesome


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When will you try applying again for a guide dog?


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I plan to apply to Guide dogs for the blind this week


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Good luck!


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