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Jul 12, 2018

A little update on some ups & downs of my own


I just thought, since this community is for you, but also for me, that it might interest some of you to know I am going in for a major eye surgery on July 13 (this Friday), to try and correct the congenital nystagmus in my left, and only eye. For those of you who don't know, congenital nystagmus (also known as wavering eye) is the painfully rapid shaking of the eye, and causes really bad headaches, dizziness, and disorientation. This has been affecting my life severely for the last ten months and causing me severe pain, I can't even look straight forward without pain and shaking. For once in my life, I'm actually very nervous about a surgery because there is a chance I could go blind, but I know I have to go through with it because it has gotten to be unbearable.

Anyways, perhaps a bit of a rant, but mostly, I like to think: an update.

I also wanted to write this to let any of my members know that I may be on ghost mode for a little bit after the surgery as my eye is going to be incredibly sensitive, so I may not be on Chatability's resources as much to help mediate and be of assistance. I will do my best to recover quickly and return to you all here very soon.

Wishing you all the best in your current endeavors,


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