Hi and welcome to Insight 2 Sight. This is my journey of learning how to deal with losing my vision and under going a cornea graft.
I hope my journey will inspire others who are going through a similar situation and give them information and techniques to get through it. This site contains both a live blog and information sheets to help you through your journey to wellness.
This cornea graft is my first hope at regaining sight and I want to do everything in my power to support the graft.
My story started in June 2013 when I was diagnosed with a rare agressive corneal disease in my left eye called Pellucid Marginal Degenerative Disease (PMD). The disease thinned my cornea and I lost 80% vision in 8 weeks.
In March 2014 the corneal disease had started in my right eye, I had only lost about 30% vision by the time the doctors caught it, but over the last year I've lost pretty much all of my vision in that eye too.
As you can imagine, going from 20/20 vision to extremely low vision was a dramatic life change. The beginning of 2015 was very disconcerting, I was losing more and more vision and the doctors couldn't explain why it was occuring so rapidly. I couldn't do the things I used to do and was feeling isolated and depressed.
Then on 12 April 2015 everything changed.... I had a niggling pain in my left eye and as you'll read in my blog, it turned out to be a perforated cornea and I was rushed to Sydney Eye Hospital for an emergency cornea graft.
I decided to take this as a life changing opportunity and belive that I have received the gift of sight. I am doing everything in my power to help this graft take and have created Insight 2 Sight to share my journey with others who are experiencing vision impairments or need a corneal graft.
I have included information sheets on the things that I've found useful on my healing journey as I found it hard to find information on what it was like after a cornea graft, and there is hardly anything out there on PMD. I've also included some nourishing recipes and information on all the different ways I'm trying to heal myself from the inside out.
All of this real life experience and my wellness coaching qualifications has enabled me to be the best wellness coach for people adapting to life post physical injury. If you or anyone you know would like to share your story with me or have a chat to see if you'd like to work with me, visit my wellness website HERE. I'd love to make a difference in your life, like I have in mine.
Thank you for reading my story and I hope you find the information on Insight 2 Sight useful.
Miss Nat x