It has taken me quite a few attempts to write this blog post, because it's not the easiest one I've ever written. For one thing, I have had to have help to get in to post it (the reason for this will become clear very soon) and, for another thing, it's not easy for me to sit here and write about what has happened recently.
I've known since I was a child that one day this would happen. I was born with Glaucoma (think I spelled that right) which is the second most common cause of blindness in this country, so I've always been warned that the day would come when my world would chance and so would my eyesight. I've beaten their odds. They said it would happen before I reached my sixteenth birthday, and in just under two months I will be twenty three, sso, I've lasted longer than the experts predicted. Still, that's only a small comfort.
It started a couple of months ago, but we put it down to the fact it was so humid, hot and sunny. But, when the weather got damper and colder, things didn't improve. So, we thought maybe I was tired. So, I slept a lot, hoping that would ease it. But it didn't.
Then, on Monday, I had one heck of a headache, and since then I haven't been able to clear my eye enough to see clearly. By Thursday I was in a LOT of pain, and finding it harder to see things. Thursday night the pain peaked, and since then I have had to admit that the inevitable is happening. Especially after our visit to an eye specialist on Friday who confirmed our suspicions.
Now I can't read any of your blogs, and have to have help to post on my own blog. There's a speech program that we can buy to allow me to be back on the blogs again. But it's quite expensive, so until we can afford it, we can't get it. I don't know how long it will take, but until I have it any blog posts from me will be rare (if there are any).
Kelly's going to help me put the photos that are on my camera in to my photo albums, but we aren't sure when we'll have the time. We hope it will be today, but can't promise. Keep an eye out for them though. They should be up by the end of the week.
Anyway, I'm going to let Kelly publish this for me so I can get on with the other stuff I need to do today. Hope to be back on the blogs soon, but in the meantime, hope you all stay happy and healthy.