That is the approximate number of patches used if you patch every day for 8 and a half years. (Give or take a few….)
That is the approximate number of hours spent wearing a patch for 3 or more hours a day for that time.
Can’t put a number on tears, or courage, or effort, Those you just live through, and support and marvel.
At long last, after all these years, we have arrived. We’ve arrived at today, August 3rd 2015. Just about an hour or so ago our son, Nicky, put on what was (fingers crossed) his last patch ever.
Through it all…shifting vision and eye surgery, changing prescriptions and coke bottle lenses, through broken frames and the occasional stitches, and yes…many, many, many patches. We’re proud to say…he did it.
Just a few hours from now he’ll take it off, and we believe, keep it off. I haven’t been active here on L4E as often as I used to, but I did want to share the success. Because without the words of wisdom, and encouragement, and support of people going through similar challenges, I think this time passed would have been much harder than it was. (Especially you Ann!! Glad I found you and this site.)
So for my part, thanks. And if you are ever feeling discouraged, or think you can’t get through. Be sure to come here to L4E. Cause you can, and you will.
So we’re off (methinks to a patch burning party later on today..) having come in not knowing and full of worry, and looking forward knowing that no effort is wasted effort. Because the the payoff is just that important.