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Adapting to life with my cornea graft ...


Adapting to life with my cornea

I thought today would be a good day and that I wouldn't have anything to blog about, but that wasn't the case ...

I'm not sure if it's because I haven't been sleeping well (I'm drafting this at 2.30am as I've given up on just lying in bed for hours hoping to fall back to sleep), or if it was because 3 weeks later I really am still recovering from my major eye surgery.

Mum and my sister picked me up at 11.30am to go for our Mother's Day lunch to a nice restaurant over looking the lake. We had a yummy lunch and coffee and then mum dropped my off at one of my friend's sons first birthday party just after 2pm.

Of course one of the first things I did was pick up the birthday boy, who wouldn't want to cuddle such a cutie? He was playing with his balloons and his little arm kept waving near my face so I closed my eye so that he wouldn't accidentally poke my grafted eye. Was he too heavy? Did that strain my eye? Or was it because I was on high alert the whole time... Cringing a little as I went in for each hug greeting a friend to ensure my eye didn't get bumped? Or was it because I was looking up and down and around during conversations, as my eyes looked at whomever was talking? Was it because I spent 10 minutes kicking a soccer ball with one of the kids? Or did I lift one of the one year olds one too many times? Or did I laugh and talk so much that my cheek pushed up against my eye and the over use hurt it? All completely normal stuff...

I lasted less than four hours at the party, six hours out of the house all up. I was exhausted and my eye was burning more as time passed. I reminded myself that wh