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Blind Swede Regains Sight After 13 Years
The Local ^ | 04 Jan 2014

Posted on 01/06/2014 3:17:11 PM PST by nickcarraway

A Swedish pensioner has miraculously regained her eyesight after spending more than a decade in the dark.

Ulla Sjöö from Ljungby in southern Sweden lost her vision 13 years ago after suffering a stroke. The 71-year-old was more than a little surprised when she woke up over the Christmas period and was able to make out the chandelier in her home when she opened her eyes.

"I thought that I was dreaming or that I was in heaven. It was unreal," she told Aftonbladet.

She added; "I've lived in this apartment for nine years but have never seen it" and also said that she broke down in tears when she recognized a painting on the wall.

After regaining her sight Sjöö has now been booked in for x-rays and further medical examinations to see what changed in her brain to enable her to see again.

She said that she never imagined her sight would return and had adapted to her life as a blind person. Now that she can see again the pensioner said she is deeply grateful for her second chance.

"It's exciting when I go out, the people that I meet. If I have seen them before and if I know them. You can't explain it really. It's a feeling that you just can't describe.


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1 posted on 01/06/2014 3:17:11 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

good for her. hope it sticks....


2 posted on 01/06/2014 3:21:01 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: nickcarraway

That is incredible news! She must be beyond joyful.


3 posted on 01/06/2014 3:22:15 PM PST by mlizzy ("If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended." --Mother Teresa)
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To: nickcarraway
miracle still happen
whereas in the ME,
she'd be stoned..witchcraft.

4 posted on 01/06/2014 3:23:02 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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A Swedish pensioner has miraculously regained her eyesight after spending more than a decade in the dark.

There goes her disability check.

But I'm sure she is grateful to be able to see again.

5 posted on 01/06/2014 3:24:51 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: nickcarraway

"...you said you were 29"

6 posted on 01/06/2014 3:27:12 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Vaquero
I agree. The article gave no explanation as to why.

BTW, I happened to read of somebody who claims drinking wheat grass juice and taking lutein supplements reversed his cataract - a claim I myself don't believe since this would have bee all over medical news..

7 posted on 01/06/2014 3:27:47 PM PST by Dante3
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To: nickcarraway
I'm no brain expert but this suggests that at least some of the brain tissue damaged by her stroke somehow regenerated or another pathway for the visual signals was developed.
8 posted on 01/06/2014 3:29:07 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Doogle

Hah!


9 posted on 01/06/2014 3:30:11 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

did they offer him euthanasia? probably constantly? or am I thinking of Denmark and Belgium or something?


10 posted on 01/06/2014 3:31:07 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: nickcarraway

Now she will lose her disability benefits...

//sarc

I wouldn’t doubt it though


11 posted on 01/06/2014 3:32:04 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: nickcarraway

Some people have regained sight after chelation therapy also.


12 posted on 01/06/2014 3:33:02 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Truth is hate to those who hate the Truth)
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To: Dante3

“a claim I myself don’t believe since this would have bee all over medical news.. “

Oh, don’t kid yourself. If there is no money in it for a patented drug, backed by a billion dollar study, it won’t happen.


13 posted on 01/06/2014 3:34:04 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Truth is hate to those who hate the Truth)
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To: nickcarraway

God bless her.... that’s heart warming!


14 posted on 01/06/2014 3:34:45 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Dante3

bump for later reading


15 posted on 01/06/2014 3:43:48 PM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Dante3

If its something that can be treated with anything BUT Rx drugs, it WON’T be in medical news...


16 posted on 01/06/2014 3:51:46 PM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: MarineBrat

I bet she didn’t see this coming...


17 posted on 01/06/2014 4:04:04 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Dante3

Lutefisk and Akvavit. Miracle drugs of the North.


18 posted on 01/06/2014 4:08:13 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: nickcarraway
Ulla Sjöö from Ljungby in southern Sweden
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Adding the second 'ö' to her name must've been it!

19 posted on 01/06/2014 4:14:03 PM PST by mikrofon (Health BUMP)
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To: PowderMonkey

Yoo fergot de lefse in dem dere miracle drugs doncha know. Lefse is also good for da fixing shoe soles, leaking boats and can even hold duct tape in place. Make a giant size lefse and strap it to da foots and you got a dandy pair of snowshoes.


20 posted on 01/06/2014 4:20:03 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: Delta Dawn

I saw what you did there.


21 posted on 01/06/2014 4:23:33 PM PST by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, Hillary Abedin Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood. A)
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To: Yehuda

Sorry about that, I was blinded by the light.


22 posted on 01/06/2014 4:38:04 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Yeah, there was probably nothing wrong with her eyes or optic nerves, the signals just weren’t getting processed. Sometimes the brain just rewires itself to process inputs through other areas, so that may be how it happened.


23 posted on 01/06/2014 5:48:19 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Yehuda

Once she sees all the mosques and muslims she’ll be screaming at her fellow Swedes, “What all you all... BLIND??!”


24 posted on 01/06/2014 6:00:20 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Ezekiel

LOL True


25 posted on 01/06/2014 6:09:54 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014 the year of dead RINOs)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh wow! Truly a Christmas miracle.


26 posted on 01/06/2014 6:30:44 PM PST by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

You have a point.


27 posted on 01/06/2014 7:34:55 PM PST by Dante3
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To: Ezekiel; RaceBannon

POST OF THE DAY.


28 posted on 01/06/2014 11:16:03 PM PST by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, Hillary Abedin Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood. A)
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To: Delta Dawn

Be careful dancing if you trip the light fantastic.


29 posted on 01/06/2014 11:19:08 PM PST by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, Hillary Abedin Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood. A)
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