Father develops cleaning obsession after cornea transplant
A father developed a cleaning obsession following a cornea transplant that he says "must have come from a woman." Before the operation, Will Palmer, 46, was happy to leave household chores to his partner Sarah Gadsby. However, since the father-of-three had a cornea transplant in March this year he has taken to doing the dusting and washing up and developed an aversion to grime he didn't have before.
Mr Palmer, a financial adviser, said: "Since having the transplant my vision is almost 20/20. I've can now notice every speck of dust and dirt and can't help but have a go at cleaning it up as I go along."Before my vision started to deteriorate my partner had to pester me into doing my bit around the house. Sarah always said I never did enough washing up and hoovering, but now I'm always at it. For some reason seeing the grime gets right on my nerves and I have to do something about it. It started as a joke that I must have been given the cornea of a woman but I really do think it's true.
"There's a reason why men don't clean like this and I think it's because we just don't see the dirt, but I see it everywhere I go."Mr Palmer, who plays tennis, golf and squash, contracted corneal disease Fuchs Dystrophy six years ago. The condition causes cells lining the inner surface of the cornea, the thin layer that covers and protects the iris and pupil and is responsible for two thirds of the eye's vision, to slowly die. This meant that over time the sight in Will's right eye had deteriorated so much that everything appeared cloudy and blurred. It was also sensitive to light. Mr Palmer got a much-needed transplant, which took 40 minutes under local anaesthetic, at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, South Yorks., after being on the list for just six months. Scientific studies have suggested that up to a third of organ transplant patients believe they have inherited changes in their personalities, preferences and skills from their donors.
PS. My Dad got false teeth and didn't stop talking for two weeks straight. Come to find out he got the wrong teeth, the woman was much happier after she got them back.
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