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    Ok. Yesterday, my opthamologist told me that the bubble growing on my bottom right eye lid is cancer.
    Ok. I cried so much today, I can't cry any more. Has anybody heard of that? Is this common with Lupus. My entire right eye is messed up. The doctor even said that my eye alignment is off track. I have trouble sleeping at night because my eye does it's own thing. Like right now, it's almost completely fogged over, it feels like a piece of stick in the back of the eyeball and the eye is completely dry. It is painful. I also have problems looking at fluorescent lights. It's almost like looking at the sun - directly. The pain is only in the right eye (thank GOD).

    Has anybody ever experienced this or know someone who has, or ever heard of it? I am completely scared.
    "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change" (Wayne Dyer)

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    Didn't he/she say more such as prognosis or treatment options? Try not to Google too much. Get more info from your ophthamologist. Hang in there!

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    Hi Manderson. I went to urgent care and because I was seen so late, I was told to call the office today and schedule an appt to "fix" the eye. The person who schedules the appts was not there so I have to call back on Monday. They spoke in doctor terms so I didn't understand a lot of what they said, but they will be doing some type of surgery. Unfortunately, I did google and saw an eye that looked exactly like mine. I wish I had not looked, though because the info was very disturbing. Thank you for your reply.
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    So very sorry to hear of your diagnosis. I haven't ever heard of eye cancer relative to SLE, but I'm no SLE guru either.

    I hope there are treatment options that preserve the vision in the eye. Please share whatever information you garner so we all learn more about eye cancer and if it's related to SLE.

    Take care.

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    hopefully the eye can be treated.

    it is times like this that we really appreciate modern medicine.

    please keep us all informed.

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    Hi Theresa,

    I'm sorry to hear about this diagnosis.

    Steve is right, modern medicine is a great thing.

    I've had to learn as much as I can about cancer as of late, and one thing I've learned is just how far the various treatments for cancer have come in the last 10-15 years. There are many new treatments that are less invasive and target only the specific area where a tumor is, it's amazing stuff. There are many treatment options, and many reasons to have hope.

    Please, when you can, let us know how you are doing.

    I'll be thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way,

    Rob
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    I am very sorry about your diagnosis, it must have been aweful to hear that. You need to talk to the doctor himself and demand an explanation and treatment options.
    After that, I would get a second opinion.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Let us know, if you find out anything.

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    AWWWW, IM SO SORRY! I do know that they say you have to have your eyes checked every 6 months because you can get a detached retina that causes blidness. With lupus EVERYTHING is possible since our bodies are so susceptible TO EVERYTHING. Remember, our bodies are attacking itself even when there is no threat to it, so, it can tear it down in many ways, cancer included. YOU are in my THOUGHTS! PLEASE BE as WELL as possible through it ALL!!!!!
    We Live in a MORTAL, FRAIL, IMPERFECT world in which the word "FAIR" doesn't always apply.Make EVERY MOMENT COUNT with the ones you LOVE because it can end in the blink of an eye. Love, Jeannette

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    I'm sorry you got such bad news, and especially during the holidays. Hopefully as you get more information from the specialists, things will look brighter.

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    Hi Theresa,
    I'm thinking of you, and hoping that you find the right answers and treatment soon.
    Try to find a doc who is experienced with this sort of thing for that second opinion.
    Hugs,
    Marla

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