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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Eyes Have It: A Personal Word to My Friends

Let me make this as short and to the point as I can.

Today I begin a journey that has been nearly a year in the making. My eyesight was attacked by a disorder of unknown origin. There have been times when I could not see what was written on the screen without a magnifying glass.

That part at least has greatly improved. But the underlying pathology is yet uncertain.

Today I will begin a protracted process to discover that underlying pathology. It will be costly and frightening, to be frank. While I do expect to discover the root cause of my malady, and thus receive a course of treatment that will keep it under control, I peer into that process with a certain amount of dread knowing that my financial status is woefully inadequate and my insurance is, well, non-existent (and no, I don't blame our healthcare system for it!!).

Nearly a year ago I disclosed to several fellow bloggers some of the details of my woes in case my eyesight failed entirely. They know who they are, and they were very willing to accept some of the responsibility for the Roundup should it be needed.

While I do not feel at this point that my sight will continue to deteriorate (in fact, it is greatly improved), I know that many of you will want to know what you can do to help.

And this is my point. The best thing you can do to help me is two-fold. First, you can pray for me, if you pray. Second, you can click on the links I provide to my daily column at Columbia Conservative Examiner.

You see, I get paid according to how many people read my column. That's the way it works at Examiner. The more readers I get, the more I get paid. It's as simple as that.

And it doesn't cost you a dime.

I don't ask for donations, I don't have a tip-jar, or anything like that. All I ask is that you click on the links each day to my daily column. And get others to do the same. This will be of tremendous help and encouragement.

And let me express to each of you who faithfully read this blog day in and day out how much you are valued and appreciated. It's good to know that out here in this dark and dangerous world there is a little band of bloggers and readers who are like-minded on the issues of human liberty.



Jay21 said...

Good luck, and I'll make sure to try and click twice a day. Once at work, once from home!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. You do an important job and I will continue to read your Examiner articles. I sincerely hope your eyes get better. Take care!

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

This is alarming news, but I'm confident you'll come through this in good shape.

You are a great friend of liberty, and I flatter myself in considering you a personal friend, as well.

Thank you for your powerful voice for American liberty, and for your friendship.

Please do not hesitate to ask for whatever we, as friends, can do for you.

PolyKahr said...

Well, I for one do pray, and I believe in the power of prayer, so I will pray for you.

And I will also keep clicking. Your articles always leave me thinking.

PolyKahr said...

I do pray, and I will. It's good to see you remaining positive. That helps.

I will also click. Your articles are important.


Syd said...

Our prayers are with you.

Jeff said...

As one whose eyesight is steadily deteriorating, my prayers are with you. Liberty Sphere is a daily read for me. You may count on my clicks. Thanks for all you do.

Anonymous said...

Wow... that is simultaneously sucky, and not-sucky - sucky in that you have to go through this ordeal, but not-sucky in that you have the chance to find out what caused this all, and possibly even fix it.

My prayers, such as they are these days, will be with you, and I sincerely hope you come through with flying colors.

Welshman said...

To all of you, thanks for your concern. It means a lot to me.

TJP said...

That's some serious news. I'm so sorry. Hope and prayers with you.

Mulligan said...

may God give you good doctors, good luck and a speedy recovery.

Chris said...

Godspeed, Anthony.

TexasFred said...

Lots of clicks coming your way...

I can't say I know how you feel, but I sorta do, I have a bad right eye, 20/100 and that's it.

When I developed cataracts in both eyes I was frightened beyond words, but surgery 3 years ago was successful and I am praying your treatments, test, whatever, will be too!!

Welshman said...

Many thanks to all of you. The first battery of tests was completed today. There will be more to come over the next couple of months.

I'll let you know if I hear anything, for good or ill.

Thanks again!

Aggie said...

Linked and Prayed.

Aggie, Class of '70
An Anglican Firearms "Enthusiast"