A poem about keratoconus by KCGB member Rebecca Cherrington
So You Want To Know?…
So you wanna know?
So you want to know about it, the disease that is KC
I’ll try and explain it to you but it may be a bit hazy!
Keratoconus is where your cornea is as thin as ice
And everywhere you look you need to look at twice
It’s like a fog descending, it comes down over your eyes
And all the light and colour disappears and hides
It’s quite strange feeling normal but not seeing much
You wonder how bad your eyes are and what others see and such
I thought everyone saw the same as me although it’s not the case
I’m not sure of my peripheral vision and I’m an awful judge of space!
Now I’ve had two corneal transplants to help me with my sight
But they are not a magic cure and wont last me my whole life
So another op will be needed in the future not so far
For now even with the transplants I struggle to drive a car
But it’s not a life threatening disease
There’s people far worse off than me
My bad days come and go as do the good
But I’ll keep on doing what I need to, doing what I should.
KC will not define me, it won’t stop me living my life
Life gives you lemons sometimes, you have your share of strife
So when life gives you lemons and your not sure where to begin
Make yourself the best lemonade, and mix it with some gin!
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