How Bad Does It Get?

Great post

Anice Barbosa

Why don’t you get glasses?
What about contact lenses? I’m sure it will help.
Have you considered LASIK?

These are the questions I get from people who aren’t familiar with Keratoconus. Sometimes it’s hard to answer the same questions over and over and over and not snap. I once told a young woman who had asked me all the questions above “Don’t you think my doctors have thought of that?” I immediately bit my tongue and apologized. She did nothing to deserve my impoliteness.

Just last week I was talking to a friend who asked me something no one else has: “How Bad Does It Get?” I sat in quiet and thought about it.

Pretty bad. Horrible some days really.

I get depressed about it. I cry alone and once in a while, when I get really desperate, I cry in public. I don’t care who is around…

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