When I was 17 I was told I have an eye condition that leads to glaucoma which will then lead to blindness and there wasn’t much anyone could do. As most 17 year olds do I put it to the back of my head and thought that it wasn’t going to happen to me they were wrong. I have my eyes tested on a regular bases and I wear glasses. I just recently moved and went to get my eyes tested for my regular check up and the optometrist asked if I knew I had Synechia? I gave him a weird look and asked what is was and what it meant. He explained to me what it is and how it progresses I just sat there in shock. The 17 year old me was eating her words sadly. The 27 year old me sat there and listened and was thinking of my two beautiful daughters. My mind now has gone into overdrive thinking about how one day I won’t be able to see their beautiful smiles, their faces light up or even the angry faces. I’m thinking about how my partner will be when it happens. There a million things just running through my head. I know I’ll have support from my amazing partner and family I’m just scared about how I’m going to go and I’m angry because when it happens I’ll never see another beautiful sunny sky or a familiar face again. So I’m now taking in all those things we take for granted.
Posted by Chelilly, 9th September 2016