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Family lore, as I heard tell, has my grand aunt Alma losing her eyesight slowly. Bit by bit, her vision clouded over until she could not see at all. That was many, many years ago, when the cause of her blindness was not known – and there was no cure. Today, we have a name for Alma’s disease: Fuchs’ dystrophy ; better still, we have a cure: corneal transplant surgery. I am grateful for both, since I inherited great aunt Alma’s eye disease. Four years ago, thanks to an amazing eye surgeon and a donor who is in my thoughts and blessings every day, the vision in my left eye was restored. And next Monday, I hope to have the same experience with my right eye.
I am looking forward to:
being able to see out of both eyes for the first time in many years
being able to enjoy reading and writing (the lifeblood of my teaching/living life!) without eyestrain and headaches (ugh!)
being able to have peripheral vision without having to crane my neck this way and that, ostrich like and most inelegant
August has been a difficult month, eyesight wise, and as I near the beginning of the school year I am so thankful to be able to move ahead with surgery. I have been able to read and write less and less this summer, and I am so looking forward to being able to do so again, very soon, and pain free! I’ll be back with this amazing Slice of Life community in September…so looking forward to seeing all of your slices then (all vision references intended!).