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I Choose Life

On a  cinema trip with the kids recently, a trailer came on for Trainspotting 2. I sat there feeling quite nostalgic, as the film and actors seem to have grown up with me. 774 more words

Cloud cuckoo land

People who used to work with me will know, as I often said, I’m terrible at reflecting on my thoughts and feelings,  as I guess most people are. 795 more words

I'm not 'brown bread'

Just to reassure people I’m still here. Alive and kicking, maybe just a bit fatter after gorging on lots of delicious  food over the holidays. 686 more words

On losing an eye

Mostly, we don’t expect people with one eye to have a great time of it. Think of One eyed Willie in the Goonies In the 1980s right back to the Grey sisters of Greek Mythology who shared both an eye and a tooth. 230 more words

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First Visit with Retinal Specialist

A retinal specialist examined me in September, 2015. At this point, I should point out that I am an active duty member in the U.S. armed forces and am very fortunate to have medical care provided. 288 more words

The nevus in my eye

This all started during a routine eye exam in March, 2015, when the optometrist said “you have a giant nevus in your right eye.” A nevus is a mole or birthmark. 88 more words

Seriously?!?

That was my thought when my ophthalmologist turned to me and said “This is undergoing malignant transformation.” I had a choroidal melanoma in my right eye. 163 more words