I had a great appointment with Josh my eye doctor yesterday. The blood vessel cauterisation surgery was a success and he has booked me in for my graft. I was so excited I could have kissed him! LOL
He has put me on to his priority list and ordered the graft from the tissue bank but it could be up to about 2-3 months before one becomes available and gets tested for diseases etc. Already I am thinking about the poor soul who is going to be in their last few months of life and presumably doesn’t know it. I am so thankful for everyone who is signed up to be an organ donor.
I wish I could be a blood and organ donor but unfortunately I am not able to as I was living in the UK at the time of the Mad Cow disease crisis so under Australian regulations I can’t be a donor which is such as shame as I would love to help people after my death. I do understand why I can’t though as I was talking to my doctor and he told me that last year he actually had a patient who died of Mad Cow disease some 30 odd years after the outbreak, which totally blew my mind!
I watched some cornea transplant videos on you tube last night, I found it incredibly interesting, especially the stitches, it’s amazing how they do those tiny delicate stiches by hand.
In case you can’t tell I am super excited to finally get the green light, I’m not nervous at all I just want it done and to be able to see out of two eyes again as I have pretty much no vision at all in my left eye and the right eye struggles because of the severe keratoconus. No matter how good the vision in the right eye is it’s still nowhere near as good as a normal eye because of the distortion.
I struggle so much at work and in my day to day life so to be given this gift of sight means so much to me.