Thursday, February 16, 2017

What Happened?

Hey y'all.

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

Here Goes........

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.

The Aftermath....

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
My glasses are not prescription lenses. They are just for protective purposes.

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. 

Peace! 

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad that your vision is coming back and i know that it will be completely restored after your next surgery. I'm so thankful to God for not allowing the worst to happen. I love you and will always be there for you. Nanny is always just a phone call away.

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