Sunday, 16 December 2012

Eyes and a small favour

So I went to see a new eye consultant for a second opinion at a specialist eye hospital. I was called in by a very nice, Greek optometrist who took all the vision tests, scans etc. She put in eye drops which was a mission in itself as I couldn't stop blinking. She even said, "oooh, we have a blinker here!" which didn't help much. She eventually got them in and I went back to the waiting room to await the doctor.

He eventually called us in and I think "posh twat" would be quite an accurate description. He didn't bring much to the table, he looked through the scans and had a check of my eyes through another machine. He said that I do have keratoconus in my left eye, but was a number 1 on the seriousness scale. He said to come back in 6 months for a re-scan. And that was it. Quite different from the last doctor, who said it was quite urgent and wanted to start a procedure almost instantly! So I will go back to him then, if I haven't noticed any obvious differences in my vision.

Now a small favour.

My future brother-in-law will be running the London Marathon next year and is raising money for an incredible charity. Chai Cancer Care. They work with not only cancer patients, but their families, to help them cope with a cancer diagnosis. They were, and still are amazing to both me and my family. If you could sponsor him to raise money for this cause, it would be very much appreciated!

Here is the link:

And here is the video again of the speech I made, high lighting why Chai is such a worthwhile cause:

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