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Over this storm

Updated on August 12, 2013

I was away for a while then one morning she called me and complained of eye pain so i advised her to go and see a doctor, i knew that a visit to the doctor will help us but little did i know that it will be the beginning of the storm.

Several weeks passed and she called me that morning that she cannot see with her right eye anymore, my first reaction was that she was kidding so i asked her to wash her face but she kept crying, that cry kept hitting my heart and i would honestly say that every drop of her tear was like a bullets on me. Anyway, to cut a long sad story short, it became obvious that my wife could not longer see with her right eye. Tests carried out on her showed that she had Cataract and also had inflammation in her right eye, we visited two specialists and all aid the same thing so she began this treatment, Fourteen days steroid injection in her eye, multiple eye drops but after one month,there was still no improvement and the doctor in UK said she will undergo a bypass surgery...

...but she refused. We wanted more professional advise so e had to live the UK and fly to Romania to see her family doctor and at least see a doctor who speaks same language with her, tests in Romania showed that her initial eye treatment was wrong, she had minor eye pain but was put on a strong steroid by the first doctor and that wrong treatment caused the inflammation and triggered the cataract but there was no much help for us in Romania because they do not have the logistics for the kind of treatment she needed at that time so we flew back to UK and had to fly to Cuba to see a specialist. This situation became a night mare as i wake up every morning with fear, praying to God to extend his healing hand to my dear wife, asking and pleading him not to allow this case affect her other eye.


We arrived in Cuba and met the specialist, first we saw the difference in professionalism as Doctors in Cuba were kind and that motivated and uplifted both of us.Something told me that all will be well in Cuba and my wife will see with her right eye again so test were carried out on her. I thought this storm was gonna end here but the case multiplied as they found out that Mihaela's retina was detached and that was actually why she cannot see with her right eye, that cataract and inflammation were still there. In fact, it was worrisome inflammation but that was the end of the tunnel said the doctor. She can be treated and her sight restore.

The Doctor's words were relief to us, it was like God talking to me the very first time the doctor spoke with us about her condition. "Your wife is in the good hand" she said.

My wife needed two operations to get over this storm, first an operation to remove the cataract and the second operation is to push back her retina to its position. I mean these operations are not just cutting of the flesh, we are talking of human eye, placing objects right inside the eye, tears drops from mine at the sight of my wife's right eye. Although the eye looks perfectly in good shape with no defection but the retina is not in its position.


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