In this blog post, I want to share a little about what's been going on in my personal life. I NEVER write creatively or just for "fun," so I'm sure this is going to be a fairly inarticulate post. Lol
My New Year's started off with a bang, LITERALLY!
At about 1:30a.m. on New Year's Day 2017, I was hit in my right eye with a firework. I'm not exactly sure what kind of firework it was, or who fired it, I just know that I was hit. It was truly a freak accident.
I lost vision in my right eye almost immediately after the accident. I went to the emergency room that night where I was treated for a small laceration on my right eyelid and sent home.
Thereafter, I visited several ophthalmologist and eye specialists to figure out the best course of treatment for the injured eye. I was first prescribed a variety of different eye drops which aided in decreasing the amount of swelling and blood inside of the eye. After a few weeks of taking the eye drops, I began to regain some vision in my right eye.
Once the swelling and blood disappeared, the doctors were able to get a better view of the injuries and made the following determinations:
- The lens of the right eye was "wobbly"
- The retina in the right eye was almost completely detached
- A cataract had formed in the right eye because of the injury
Surgery and Ongoing Treatment....
At the end of January 2017, I had surgery to repair the above mentioned injuries. The surgery lasted approximately 6 hours, and it was a success. The cataract was removed, I received a lens implant, and my retina was reattached.
My vision did improve after surgery, but I still have a long way to go. I'm scheduled to have another corrective surgery in March of 2017.
To end, 2017 has been a challenging year for me thusfar, but I'm grateful. I have some amazing doctors and surgeons and I'm optimistic about future treatments. I also want to note that I haven't experienced any pain due to the injury, not even when it happened or after surgery. Anytime I did feel slight irritation, it wasn't anything that Tylenol couldn't control.
And most importantly, I'm ok! Throughout everything that has happened, I always knew that I was, and still am OK!
|2 days after surgery|
|A few days ago|
I also want to extend a special thanks to my mom, Aunt Peanot, Mr. Wiltz, Patrice, Erica, Danielle P, Datrian, and Charee for your encouraging words, and for being hopeful for me when I couldn't find hope. I cannot deny the effects of your prayers and positive energy.