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World Sight Day 2019

October 10, 2019
World Site Day 2019 - Me with my sunglasses on.

Today is world sight day and ironically mental health awareness day too. As most of you know, I was diagnosed with Stargardts 2 years ago. Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done for my eye disease, no treatment and as of yet, no cure. I have in those 2 years, lost 2 lines of the eye chart in both eyes and am only just hanging on to my driving licence. Stargardts is robbing me slowly of not only my…

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Two Years

September 29, 2019
Me wearing makeup and with tear shape jewels under my eye.

Ironically to end eye health week, it is my 2-year anniversary of my official Stargardts diagnosis. 2 years ago, to the day I walked out of Moorfields Eye Hospital and my whole life had changed forever. Being told you are losing your eyesight at 32 is just something that unless you have been through it, you cannot comprehend. Some people may not understand me when I say this, but I felt in a way that I had been given a terminal…

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Would you know?

September 12, 2019
a close up of me with my brown hair down. I am wearing full make up and pink lipstick and have a flowery black top on. I am standing in front of grey wallpaper with flamingos on.

If I was stood in a room with 50 other people, would you know that I am the one going blind? Would you know just by looking at me how much I struggle to see my children’s faces or how I can no longer read easily from a book or that watching TV is becoming really difficult? Would you know just from looking at me that I have flashing lights in my central vision all the time and doing my…

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36 Weeks Pregnant

May 24, 2019
Me at 36 weeks pregnant.

So tomorrow I will be 36 weeks pregnant. This pregnancy has really flown by and it’s scary to think I had Harvey at 38 weeks so may only have a couple of weeks left, eek! I have come out in a horrible cold the last couple of days and I’m struggling to sleep at night as much as I was because I can’t get comfy at this stage anymore. I have noticed a big change in my eyes the last…

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My Upcoming Eye Appointment

March 29, 2019
Katie B - Pregnancy Pic - 28 Weeks

A week today and I will be at Moorfields and will find out how much my vision has changed in the last 18 months. The last 18 months have flown by and I really can’t believe how quickly it feels that this appointment has come around. My anxiety is still high about this appointment, nobody wants to hear they have lost vision, or their vision is progressing, it’s devastating and I’m just worrying if this is the case, then I…

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My Thoughts and Feelings

March 15, 2019
A photo of me with my makeup done

I have thought long and hard about posting this blog post and then I thought that at the end of the day, I use this to get my thoughts and feelings down and my thoughts and feelings are valid. It’s not my intention to offend anyone, just to give my opinion.  My Moorfields appointment is coming up soon and I can’t even express the anxiety and worry that this has created inside of me. I have been crying at the…

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What I See

January 25, 2019
This is a pic of how i can best describe my vision.

I have been asked a lot recently what my vision is like and how I manage to still do my make up so well and read small print. I was diagnosed with Stargardts at the age of 32, so I have the later onset variant with something called foveal sparing (for now) which means that the very centre of my eye is quite clear at the moment. The picture I have posted of my little boy and Loco is the…

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