The doctor shone a bright light into my right eye and uttered three words that would change my life: “Oh … my … God!” He snapped off the light. “You’ve detached your retina, quite badly. You’re going to need an operation.” As this news sank in, I felt the blood drain from my head. One of the doctor’s assistants helped me to a couch where I lay down, a thousand thoughts racing through my mind.
Thank you for reading my story. This was a life-changing episode for me, but the first time I've written about it in 30 years. I found it challenging but ultimately cathartic.
Great read and relief too, Mark!