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FACT CORE
 Posted: Aug 10 2014, 09:32 PM
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Hey guys!

So this is just a general notice, but not anything to worry about or that will affect the board. I'm going to be a bit slower than normal (as may have been noticed). I recently had a standard eye exam and discovered that despite the fact I'm largely asymptomatic I may have a hole in my retina. That doesn't make for too much cause for alarm, except when you consider the fact my mother 1) has cataracts and more importantly 2) almost had severe retinal detachment if she hadn't been operated on just in time. And retinal holes can lead to detachment... which considering my mother and the fact my maternal grandmother only has use of one eye. Well, I'm obviously pretty wary right now.

I know that, somewhere, there are vitamins for your eyes - Ocuvite, comes to mind - that I fully intend to find. Despite the fact my somewhat intense myopia has had me joking I'd rather lose my sight than my hearing, I obviously don't want to lose either. And using a computer is a strain on my eyes. I hadn't really consciously thought about the fact my right eye does ache when I spend too much time using my glasses (which are currently slightly off prescription, but not terribly just enough to feel a mild strain). I also hadn't thought about the fact it actually hurts visually/my eyes physically to work in the dark or in low light situations. I can't even use a computer in the dark because it's too dark for me.

So while I think certain members of my family are acting a tad hysteric with claims of me going blind, I am making a conscious effort to not tempt the universe either.

How is this going to affect you and the board? Well, it is not going to terribly much. I'll still be around, and the rest of the moderating team is here as well. But I did want you guys to know that the fact I'm not hovering in the wings and pouring all my love on you isn't because I, in fact, no longer love you all. It's just me listening to my eyes when they start attempting to pummel me because the soonest I can see a retinal specialist is mid September.

That being said, I have high hopes of finding those vitamins and getting new glasses within the next few weeks so that I do not, in fact have to wait that long to resume activity full speed ahead.

Your friendly neighborhood admin,
~ Ivy
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BROWNBUG
 Posted: Aug 10 2014, 09:42 PM
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*Enormous hugs*

Take care of you and rest up!

We'll keep the light on for you here!!!

Hope to have you back with us and up to speed soon!

Lots of love, BB XXX
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