I was considered a “fast healer” . For having such damage and low chance of the graft taking, let alone surviving was deemed by all the medical professionals within my case as a “miracle”. And it indeed WAS a miracle. I could be writing this and only able to see it through one eyeball. Because I would have only had one eye left in my head.
But for me, that fast healing came with a small price (nerve damage, dry eye and infection). But for every stitch removed, I was reminded just how far I still had to go and not to rush getting there. Still today I don’t think too far ahead, because tomorrow could be another problem with it. So I take each day that my gift lasts as an extra day to see again and know that it is always one small step away back to square one, again.
Because it IS a gift. My donor, and/or their family had thought of others and let pieces of themselves live on in others.
These next three months (February, March and April) are going to be busy months for me. Because each of these months, I’ll be promoting Organ/Tissue/Eye Donation in one way or another. For February, I am doing THIS post. For March, it’s going to be another post about Eye Donation Awareness Month (which is in March). Then for the “big one”. April is Donate Life America Month.
So, if you have NOT done so yet, no matter where in the world that you may be, please SIGN UP TO SAVE LIVES. Have a heart for Organ/Tissue/Eye Donation and be someone’s Hero and give the Gift of Sight and/or the Gift of Life when your time comes.