In 2012, I was the 1 in 4000 that has been diagnosed with an eye degenerative condition called Retina Pigmentosia.
Since then my eye site has gained a rapid growing cataracts sadly in both eyes. Cataracts take away the bright glorious colours and then demolish your confidence on leaving your safe environments such as your house.
In the summer of 2019, I was pushed to the top of the NHS list for the removal of both of the cataracts.
The operations are done at separate times and have both been successful. This has given me a massive confidence boost.
I had my left one removed prior to Team Imeson’s epic expedition. This helped me tremendously with seeing long distances but left me with sore toes as I kicked most of the stones and rocks on the trails up and down the peaks and mountains.
The right was operated on in September and took a few weeks to clear up.
Being diagnosed with a life changing health condition takes you on a journey. This journey has different speeds and emotions.
I hope that my written words can help others on this journey.
With both of my children I carried out an epic expedition in 2019 which is this website was created. Ollie has also created a brilliant you tube video.
Team Imeson – One Peak Done. Snowdonia 2019
Oppression Olympics – I do not wish to become a gold medalist but would appreciate any help or support in reaching a reactive audience that spans across the world. Helping spread the word of pleasure in walking across our planet.
I wish to continue to write blogs and plan our next trip. I have some ideas and will aim to keep fit, just Incase an offer for an expedition is given with short notice.