Initially, I struggled a lot. I had eye infections, a series of surgeries, procedures, endless hospital visits, and trips to the eye casualty.
Unexpectedly, my eyelashes grew, I had permanent dark circles around my eyes, and I was fatigued a lot of the time and very, very depressed. These are some of the side effects of the medication I was taking. After a serious dip, I felt it was time to take control. A conversation with my yoga teacher revealed that there were some yoga positions that were detrimental to my eyes, so we created an alternative routine. I began to properly investigate what else I could do to better manage things. I had several tricky discussions with both my GP and my hospital consultant, and I found a way to move forward. My medications changed, my condition stabilised, my hospital visits became less frequent, and I looked and felt better. I was back in the driving seat.