- December 19, 2015 at 4:07 pm
Hi everyone, just checking in, I was diagnosed on December 16th, 2011 with Choroidal Melanoma, enucleation of my right eye was performed on December 22nd, 2011. I have not been sick since. Just a message of hope for anyone who is newly diagnosed.
I made a mistake after learning about the cancer, I made an identity of myself as a cancer patient, and a survivor. I would say be careful of this, it gave me an excuse to play the victim role, which is not heathy. I am not a victim of anything, and I mean ANYTHING. I will not go into further detail about this part unless someone would like to talk to me about it.
My only other regret, (using the word regret for lack of a better term), would be rushing to a decision to remove the eye. The great team at Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia Pa. were wonderful. They educated me on all of my options, and made it clear that the survival rate was basically the same whether removed the eye, or treated and killed the cancer with radiation.
My ocularist did a great job with the prosthetic eye, it looks great. The only problem is in 4 years, it has never ceased to annoy the hell out of me, Lol. I have tried every possible remedy, but it weeps and the discharge is slimey, then it hardens on the prothesis, making it painful to even blink. Hahaha, oh poor me right? I know, but I sometimes wonder, had I kept the real eye, it may have been better for me.
Anyway, all is well, and if you recently had an eye removed, don't worry, you mind will adjust your vision in a short while, and you will actually park your car all the way in the parking zone again. And be careful at buffets, I knocked a few trays out of peoples hands because of my blind side, Haha it was classic to see their expressions !
Tagged: ocular melanoma
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