The last few weeks have been very busy for for me. In April, I attended a weekend Model UN conference with my after-school Model UN club, in Bellingham, WA. I represented Ireland in the Commission on the Status of Women. Hanging out with my friends was fun, and all the high school girls were super nice to us.
The morning after the Model UN conference, I had to get up extra-early to go to my class Hallmark Trip. Our destination was NatureBridge, on the Olympic Peninsula, for the school week.The teachers thought we were learning the whole time, but really we were mostly having fun, and only a bit of it was learning. We all got to know each other better, and became closer friends.
The sun has finally begun to shine in Seattle, and the days are longer. It is becoming way harder to spend time doing my homework, because I want to be outside with my friends. We play on my trampoline, chat, and eat popsicles. I can hardly wait for summer to come, when school is out. 🙂
I seriously can't believe that I had to have a re-take surgery last week. At my post-op appointment, my doctor said that my shunt was still moving after the first surgery, so I needed to go under again. I felt like I was being buried under a ton of rocks, and didn't know how I could deal with another almost 3 hour surgery. I got through it, because I knew it was the only option, and I just pretended that the previous day had never happened. It also helped that the anesthesia hadn't quite worn off from the day before, because it made me feel tired, and I was more willing to accept another surgery.
I was very glad when the 2nd surgery was over. The tornado warning right after my surgery signified the end of my bad luck, so I got to relax in the recovery room a little while longer, before heading back to our hotel in the torrential rain. My parents wouldn't let me eat breakfast the next morning, just in case I needed yet another surgery 😉 . But thankfully the 2nd surgery worked. I would have been crazy mad if I had needed yet another surgery!
The goal of my blog is to increase awareness of childhood glaucoma and other eye diseases, and to unite kids like me living with visual impairment.