18 Oct

I am writing this on Sunday night. Monday I am having my third cornea transplant and I just can’t seem to gather my thoughts to write a sensible blog so I am offering you a look into my secret life. Mind you, I am not worried about the surgery, after all, I have done this twice already. My concern is nothing to eat or drink after midnight and I won’t have surgery until at least 11:30! Seriously, I am supposed to go hours in the morning without coffee? 

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis


My mother always told me “your name goes further than your face,” and she was right. Many times I know of people by name but don’t have a clue what they look like. Have you ever met someone who, when you were introduced would say something like “I am so glad to meet you, Suzy Q has spoken often of you?”

Names are important so why do I use a pseudonym in public?  I have an unusual name and EVERYWHERE I go whether it be a restaurant or Starbucks, I have to spell it. I am not a patient person so after a course of trial and error, I found the perfect “list name”, JANE. The same people who couldn’t spell Ann or Sue have no problem with Jane. I don’t understand it. Please don’t use my idea and choose Jane for your “list name” because I am pretty sure I would have trouble remembering a fake last initial.

Transplant information



All joking aside, I am extremely grateful for the family who chose to restore my sight by donating a loved ones cornea. It is a gift I will receive with both joy and sadness. To lose someone you love is a lifelong sorrow. I have been praying they will feel the comfort of our creator’s peace and rest.

7 Responses to “Jane”

  1. fuonlyknew October 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    I am so happy for you Onisha and God Bless the family who donated so that you can see! I hope all goes well and look forward to SEEING you back here soon.

    In my prayers:)


    • Onisha Ellis (@onisha) October 18, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

      I began praying for them a couple of weeks before my surgery. It is humbling to know that someone is going to die soon, leave loved ones devastated and I am going to be blessed.


  2. Linda Lewis October 18, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    I hope you came through the surgery well, Onisha (Jane). My thoughts are with you. I’m having cataract removals, with the first one Nov. 1st, and the 2nd 2-3 weeks later. May we both be seeing much better soon. Take care.


    • Onisha Ellis (@onisha) October 18, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

      You will be seeing so much better afterwards. I had to have cataracts removed in conjunction with cornea surgery. Sending you healing prayers for your surgery.


      • Linda Lewis October 18, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

        Thank you, Onisha. I’m so glad I ‘met’ you.


  3. DiVoran Lites October 18, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    What a lovely interlude with Onisha, or is it Jane? Anyhow, I always read straight through whatever she writes eager to see what happens in the next sentence.


    • Onisha Ellis (@onisha) October 18, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

      My life is already confused. I keep Jane locked up when I’m not at Starbucks or a restaurant. Thank you for your very kind words.


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