40 and Diagnosed with Intermediate Dry AMD

by Anna
(Southern California)

Hello, I was diagnosed on Friday and I can't stop crying. I am a mother of 5. My oldest is 22 and my youngest children are 10 year old twins. I don't know if I will get to watch my children get married, if I will see the faces of my grandbabies. My dream of growing old with my husband and sitting on our porch swing watching our grandchildren play is now just a dream...

I don't know how soon I will lose my vision, but I know that day is coming.

I am sure I don't need to continue with all of the emotions I am feeling because you all feel them too. I am glad I found this forum and I hope to connect with you all and hear how you all are coping.


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