The Eyes Have It!

Last Update: April 13, 2018

Hi Everyone,

It's been awhile since I posted a blog so I wanted to catch you up with my progress ....and I wanted to give you a warning!

First ..My Progress

I started the year off with a lot of motivation and enthusiasm to be more dedicated to my goals. I wanted to develop my website so I can monetize it, and I wanted to contrbute more to the WA community. I did have some successes.

  • I wrote an Alphabet Analagy series for WA and got some wonderful, encouraging comments
  • Some of those blogs ranked in Google and Bing
  • I completed another Bootcamp course
  • Worked on the appearance of my website
  • One of my website blogs ranked on page one of Google.

All things considered, I was really happy with my progress. Unfortuately, at this point, I have to take a break from WA ...not completely....but enough to slow down my forward action. The reason being....

The Warning

I developed some eye issues that I feel are a direct result of my screen time. First there was just the eye strain and discomfort. But then I had a couple of episodes that really alarmed me. I was getting these neon colored prism-like flashes, except I wasn't looking through a prism! They lasted for a couple of minutes.I went to my optometrist and the exam didn't indicate any problem....healthy eyes.....WHEW!

I asked him about any negative effects from blue light" or too much screen time. Of course, he said that isn't anything to worry about. The problem is, I keep having these flashes. So, being that the "professionals", once again, failed to offer me any solustions....my ususal experience with doctors of any sort....I am left to my own devices to try to solve the probem. (After all, it only took them thirty years to diagnose my muscle weaknes as muscular dystrophy) Aside from the supplements and nutrients I am taking, I real need to see if staying away from my phone and laptop screens will help. This is going to be an almost impossible task, as I am practically in front of one screen or another for most of the day! I know we have had discussions about "blue light" and how to minimize its effects but I failed to listen. Check out this discussion. You can bet, I now have this software on my computer!

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/jeffdolson/blog/how-blue-lig..

In Conclusion...

I really am going to try and stay off my devices for a while but rest asured, I'll be around somehow (my husband may have to step in and read and respond to a few emails!!) And I still absoultely love and believe in the possibilities that await me through WA! It's kind of exciting to see how creative I can get using a pen and paper. Who knows, maybe I'll be more prolific in the long run! I'll hand write my posts and have someone else type them in and post. I'll make it work but I just won't be checking emails 24/7.

Till next time....



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buffetearns Premium
Take care Debbie! Looking at screens all day, isn’t good!

Wayne
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DebbieRose Premium
Thank you. I'm doing my best!
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buffetearns Premium
From my eyes, you’re doing absolutely fantastic!

Enjoy your Saturday!

Wayne
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MKearns Premium
Spring is a great time to put things in focus Debbie!
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DebbieRose Premium
You're so clever!
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Steven-A Premium
sorry to hear this. sight is so important. take care of yourself and your eyes. hope you are back in full health soon.
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DebbieRose Premium
Appreciate that...I think a good screen vacation will do me good...once I stop peaking!
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Steven-A Premium
like now reading email
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DebbieRose Premium
Exactly...it's an addiction! Lol
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laurenjean Premium Plus
Oh no, Debbie. So sorry to hear that your eyes are taking strain. And to hear you have muscular dystrophy. Shoo.
I do hope you can find a way to overcome this, if I come across anything that may help, I'll be sure to pass on the info to you.
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DebbieRose Premium
Thanks...I'm OK...I've been dealing with muscle issues for years so it's not new...just labeled differently. I'm already breaking my pledge to myself to stay away from these devices!
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HowardJaros Premium
So sorry to hear Debbie! Certainly, the optometrist could have made a recommendation? Perhaps another opinion?

Best wishes for your return to productivity!
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DebbieRose Premium
Thanks...I may have to do that.
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