Recalling the operation, Sarah says: ‘A mask was put over my face … my lights went out and that was my last coloured memory.’
Sarah, from Bendigo, Victoria, lost most of her vision and is now legally blind though she can still make out blurred objects.
Despite her loss of sight, her attitude is inspiring and she loves life with husband Cameron and her son, now one.
‘Even though I wish for my vision to come back, it went out with a bang and on a high so I will hold onto that.
‘I may not be able to see the colour of Archer’s eyes, or the finer details in life but I can see enough to see his face light up when I am up close, I can hear his infectious laugh and giggles, I saw the first time he rolled over, the first time he crawled, sat up and took his first steps.’
As she says: ‘I refuse to accept my story as a sob story.’