This weekend, I had my hunting plans all organized and ready to implement. I was going to bowhunt Friday after school here in Botetourt, go to West Virginia for opening day of the fall turkey season, and spend Sunday here in Virginia bowhunting.
But Thursday while at school in my second block English 9 Honors class, I felt like a huge eyelash had appeared in my right eye, followed some minutes later by more eyelashes. Unfortunately, they were not eyelashes but blood. A blood vessel had hemorrhaged, two tears in my retina had occurred, and I could not see out of the eye.
Thursday afternoon was spent at my eye doctor's and Friday afternoon was spent in laser surgery mending the tears. The doctor said it would take anywhere from five days to a month for me to regain full vision in the right eye. My goal today, Saturday, will not to be to hunt turkeys but see if I can figure out how to shoot a crossbow by using my left eye to sight in.