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Well at 77 years old I had 2 favorite hobbies which I have enjoyed for years, then I discovered that I had developed macular degeneration. The worst part of that being double vision. I was afraid to try woodworking, which line do I cut on? Could not weld, sand or paint. Being quite bored I decided since I had this 1959 Ford Sedan which I had driven to work till my retirement and it being a very plain car and I had always wanted a woody so I said to myself make it into the woody you had always wanted. I found pictures of Station Wagons so I gave it a try.post-61302-143142444644_thumb.jpg I even learned to steam bend wood and this is what I came up with in about 6 months working with one eye closed. I don't know if this qualifies for this forum. About my eyes through the years I have been getting injection, a total of 52, and my eyes have improved over 90%. In one of the photos there is my faithful dog"Woodie".

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Well at 77 years old I had 2 favorite hobbies which I have enjoyed for years, then I discovered that I had developed macular degeneration. The worst part of that being double vision. I was afraid to try woodworking, which line do I cut on? Could not weld, sand or paint. Being quite bored I decided since I had this 1959 Ford Sedan which I had driven to work till my retirement and it being a very plain car and I had always wanted a woody so I said to myself make it into the woody you had always wanted. I found pictures of Station Wagons so I gave it a try.[ATTACH=CONFIG]240537[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]240538[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]240539[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]240540[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]240541[/ATTACH] I even learned to steam bend wood and this is what I came up with in about 6 months working with one eye closed. I don't know if this qualifies for this forum. About my eyes through the years I have been getting injection, a total of 52, and my eyes have improved over 90%. In one of the photos there is my faithful dog"Woodie".

That's very nice work. It gives a great new look to a Ford sedan. It sounds like you have a very good eye specialist working hard to preserve your vision.

It's a good thing you are getting injections. Several years ago before the current line of medications were proven effective, the outcome of the form of AMD you have would have led to eventual irreversible blindness. My guess is you are getting monthly injections of Avastin which is a less expensive version Lucentis but no less effective in most cases. Good luck.

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Bleach. You are correct on the Avastin injections. At the time that my problem started they were conducting a test of the two medications and I got selected to be on the study program for 2 years. My left eye was my problem eye and I haven't had a shot in it for about 2 years now. The right eye has gotten over 30 shot . My schedule had been every 4 weeks but with the improvement I go every 6 to 7 weeks now. My close friend was getting treatment for his eyes because of his diabetes about 15 to 20 years ago and at that time they used lazier treatment and he almost went blind. How do you know about these injections, do you have someone in the family with this problem? When I first was getting started with treatment I meet a fellow from Australia and he mentioned that his Father -in-law was getting the same thing over there. Thank you for your message. John

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Bleach. You are correct on the Avastin injections. At the time that my problem started they were conducting a test of the two medications and I got selected to be on the study program for 2 years. My left eye was my problem eye and I haven't had a shot in it for about 2 years now. The right eye has gotten over 30 shot . My schedule had been every 4 weeks but with the improvement I go every 6 to 7 weeks now. My close friend was getting treatment for his eyes because of his diabetes about 15 to 20 years ago and at that time they used lazier treatment and he almost went blind. How do you know about these injections, do you have someone in the family with this problem? When I first was getting started with treatment I meet a fellow from Australia and he mentioned that his Father -in-law was getting the same thing over there. Thank you for your message. John

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Can any name all the past members of the Board of Directors?[ATTACH=CONFIG]241093[/ATTACH]

I can name a few

Back row: 2nd from left - Will O'neil - Founder of the NWC

3rd from left - Phil Stofanek

4th from left - Just a guess - Mary Jane Dexter????

Front row -middle - Ed Lee - or John - not sure of first name

That's all I've got....

Joe

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I fell in love with the "Flying nun" in that series...but as an old timer I simply cannot remember her name!!

It is on the tip of my tongue!!

Nah, just don't get it!!

But, many other actresses of the era came to mind, equally loved by me, so thanks!!

But, on to the important issues...

The Ford appears to be a 1946, or early 1947, due to the parklights above the grille.

They dropped down about mid 1947, as I recall

...probably due to Henry's obsession to using up all the last year's parts before using the new stuff!!

Thanks for all the memories, Mike

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Mike,

From one "old-timer" to another.....

The actress was Sally Field and her name in the show was Sister Betrille

I fell in love with the "Flying nun" in that series...but as an old timer I simply cannot remember her name!!

It is on the tip of my tongue!!

Nah, just don't get it!!

But, many other actresses of the era came to mind, equally loved by me, so thanks!!

But, on to the important issues...

The Ford appears to be a 1946, or early 1947, due to the parklights above the grille.

They dropped down about mid 1947, as I recall

...probably due to Henry's obsession to using up all the last year's parts before using the new stuff!!

Thanks for all the memories, Mike

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