The Red Pen

Anice Barbosa

“What was it like?” is the question I get the most, from KC’ers and curious friends alike. Because of the many requests, I decided to write about the day I had my corneal transplant.

I started getting ready around 6. The whole house was quiet, I put on a button up, like I had been instructed to , sweats and slippers. Soon enough my friend Sarah came over and brought me a stuffed animal. She is good at this kind of stuff, she is a nurse after all. We sat in my room and waited for my mom to get ready. We talked about the surgery and I confessed that I was scared that I wouldn’t be fully asleep. When we got there, Sarah got to talk with the anesthesiologist and the surgeon. I couldn’t help but smile, having her there sure helped me feel more comfortable.

“You brought a…

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