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5 years already. Time for a new eye!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 5 years since my enucleation.

So much has happened in my life and so much continues to get better and better.

My annual checkups show no signs of mets (thank God), my right eye is as good as ever (although I do need a new prescription, getting older dontchya know) and life just keeps offering opportunities that are too good to let slip by.

My first appointment for my new eye was earlier today. It’s great to find a caring and respectful ocularist that understands the impact this whole experience, since 2003, has had on me.

In just a couple more visits I’ll have a new and improved eye! Yup, I’m EXCITED!

If you are in need of an ocularist or need a “polish and clean” look up Darren Hall of Hall & Associates in North York, Ontario. I don’t think you’ll find better!

After Vancouver: January 14, 2012

My new prosthetic eye

My new prosthetic eye

I have returned from Vancouver with my new prosthetic eye.

As much as the enucleation was painful the replacement of my eye with the prosthetic has raised my spirits again. It is impossible to describe the joy I have of looking into a mirror and seeing a perfectly matched pair of eyes after so many years and so much disfigurement. Look carefully, if this is your first visit to my blog can you even tell which eye was removed?

My ocularist and her staff have created the impossible and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to fully repay the team that has cared for me for so long and to such a conclusion.

Well, it’s not really over. I am still a cancer survivor with a high likelyhood of metastasis. But I feel great now and I will live the life that has been denied to me for so long.

I am no longer the “half-zombie”, scaring youngsters in the aisles of the grocery stores and watching people as they see my face and look away or try to not seem affected by the incomplete prosthetic that almost feels like I was wearing it forever instead of the 5 months that it was.

Thank you all!