Dear Mr. Kolberg:
is Paula Hutson and I live in Texas. My story is like so many of those listed
on your patient story pages. Horses are my passion and I lost my eye due to a
horse related accident in May of 2004. It has been devastating to me and I
sometimes wonder if it was just an accident, or my fate?
I feel so
grateful for being alive, but at the same time I have many discouraging moments.
It has been difficult to say the least. Iím able to laugh, but think I do so
as to not cry. My friends say I am the same person inside, but I donít feel
look in a mirror, my eye doesn't look right to me. I seem to find negative
things in its appearance. My biggest fear is I think people are looking at my
artificial eye and not me. I canít begin to explain the whirlwind of emotions I
been going through. I am attempting to keep promising thoughts in my head, but
as a woman I feel I will never be at my best.
told it will take time for my recovery, and I am aware there are others less
fortunate than me. However, I am living this tragedy and nothing seems bigger
to me at this time in my life.
I want to
thank for allowing me to share my story, especially with the other women
included in your story page.
I can say
now that I know exactly how you ladies feel and I wish you all the best. I
would appreciate women writing to me to share how they recovered from their
all in my thoughts,