Friday Finance Findings for August 29th – New Baby and Eye Disease Edition

I first want to apologize for the lack of updates in the past week. I knew it was going to be a busy week, but I never expected all of this to happen at once. First, the good news. It looks like our first child is on the way. It has been an incredibly exciting and busy week once we found out. Since it is our first, there will be a lot of new experiences going on, so it will be interesting to see how well I can juggle everything. But, the good news is I should finally have some first hand experience that will provide some money saving tips when having a child to write about.

But with the good news comes the bad. This week I was also diagnosed with keratoconus. It is a degenerative disease of the cornea on my eye that makes it difficult to see. Right now, it’s only my left eye, but it makes sitting at the computer quite unpleasant. It was a bit shocking because this condition developed rapidly over the course of just a few weeks. Through my left eye, it is almost like looking through a window coated with vasoline while the right eye is fine. This is a great way to get headache when you’re trying to focus on and read text. I’m going to be trying some special contact lenses next week to try and fix the problem, but it is probably going to require a cornea transplant. I hope this can be put off for quite some time, but we’ll have to see what happens.

 

Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle

My name is Jeremy Vohwinkle, and I’ve spent a number of years working in the finance industry providing financial advice to regular investors and those participating in employer-sponsored retirement plans.

9 comments
Goran Web
Goran Web

Congratulations for the baby on the way! Parenthood will definitely be a great experience for you. You'll discover a new side to yourself that you thought you never had. So embrace youreslf for a great life changing experience.

Did your doctor say what conditions may have caused for this to happen to your eye? But I strongly believe that everything will work out just fine, as you have taken action in good time. So please don't think of the worst.

Patrick
Patrick

Congratulations on your coming baby and I'm sorry to hear about your eye. I hope any required surgery is well into the future.

As for a programmable thermostat, I highly recommend it!

Four Pillars
Four Pillars

Wow, hopefully the eye thing works out.

Congrats on the upcoming baby - he/she will be your biggest challenge yet! :)

Mike

Stu
Stu

yay baby! oh how the baby will change your 'time' allotment ;)

Jessica
Jessica

I hope that the contacts work out for you. I know that it was be a scary experience when something happens to your eyes. Good Luck!

Diana
Diana

Congrats! Take good care of your eyes and continue to write good posts for us!

natalie
natalie

Congratulations! I hope the pregnancy is a smooth and happy experience.

My friend's co-workers have been trying to raise money to pay for cornea transplants for her. I hope when the time comes for you to undergo this procedure it isn't something that has to be put off for financial reasons. Good luck!

Mr. ToughMoneyLove
Mr. ToughMoneyLove

Jeremy - Congrats on the baby news. Very exciting stuff.

One of my good friends had that problem with his eyes, including the cornea transplants. All turned out well so stay positive.