Katie Piper updates fans on her ‘successful’ skin graft on her blind eye

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Katie updated on her recovery on Wednesday after undergoing a ‘successful’ on her blind .

The philanthropist, 36, suffered life-altering burns after being doused in sulphuric acid by Stefan Sylvestre in a horrific acid attack in 2008, which was orchestrated by her jealous ex-boyfriend David Lynch.

In a clip shared to her Instagram Stories, the mother-of-two revealed her eye is ‘a bit sore and swollen’ as she returned home from the hospital with a bandage around her head.

'I can't see': Katie Piper updated fans on her recovery on Wednesday after undergoing a'successful' skin graft on her blind eye

‘I can’t see’: Katie Piper updated fans on her recovery on Wednesday after undergoing a ‘successful’ skin graft on her blind eye

The Strictly star put on a brave face as she addressed her surgery with her social media followers.

Expressing her gratitude towards her fans for their well wishes, the media personality said: ‘Hi everyone, thanks for all your messages.

‘I’ve had to turn off my phone because I’m a bit sore and swollen and I can’t see. I’ll read them in a few days when the swelling goes down.’

The TV star went on to explain she was forced to have her lid replaced after struggling to open her eye.

Horrible: The philanthropist, 36, suffered life-altering burns after being doused in sulphuric acid by Stefan Sylvestre in a horrific acid attack in 2008

Horrible: The philanthropist, 36, suffered life-altering burns after being doused in sulphuric acid by Stefan Sylvestre in a horrific acid attack in 2008

Katie added: ‘I had a really successful operation. I was getting lots of soreness and infections of my blind eye.

‘t was because the eyelid which was originally a skin graft had contracted and got really tough and shrunk, so my eye was closing. I’d wake up in the morning really uncomfortable.’

‘I’ve had a procedure to remove some skin from my arm, take off the old lid, remove the scar tissue and skin graft a new eyelid. I’ve had a scar revision on an old skin graft on the lower lid. All successful, I just have a bit of a sore throat.’

She ensured she read out her daily affirmation for her fellow Instagram users in a bid to lift their spirits.

On the mend: In a clip shared to her Instagram Stories, the mother-of-two revealed her eye is'a bit sore and swollen' as she returned home from the hospital with a bandage around her head

On the mend: In a clip shared to her Instagram Stories, the mother-of-two revealed her eye is ‘a bit sore and swollen’ as she returned home from the hospital with a bandage around her head

'I was waking up uncomfortable': The TV star went on to explain she was forced to have her lid replaced after struggling to open her eye as she was joined by her husband Richard Sutton

‘I was waking up uncomfortable’: The TV star went on to explain she was forced to have her lid replaced after struggling to open her eye as she was joined by her husband Richard Sutton

'Mistakes are always your practice to success': She roped in carpenter Richard to read out her daily affirmation for her fellow Instagram users in a bid to lift their spirits

‘Mistakes are always your practice to success’: She roped in carpenter Richard to read out her daily affirmation for her fellow Instagram users in a bid to lift their spirits

Roping in her husband Richard Sutton to do the honours, the writer said: ‘I didn’t want to miss the affirmation today so I’ve got my husband who looks in a lot better shape than I am, who is going to read it for me.’

Carpenter Richard, who shares daughters Belle, six, and Penelope, two, with the blonde beauty shared: ‘July 15th, we all make mistakes, learn from them and you can make your life a happier one.’

‘Lots of people see mistakes as such a negative thing, but they are always your practice to success’, the Andover native said while she hugged her partner.

On Tuesday, Katie, who has already undergone over 200 medical procedures including pioneering skin surgery since the horrendous ordeal, revealed she was in hospital ahead of her skin graft.

Harrowing: On Tuesday, Katie revealed she was in hospital ahead of her skin graft

Harrowing: On Tuesday, Katie revealed she was in hospital ahead of her skin graft

The life transforming event encouraged the Cutting Edge star to become an advocate and launch her own charity for other burns victims as well as promoting inner-confidence on social media.

She said to followers that she was waiting for anaesthetic for her skin graft and she shared a positive affirmation from her book that she believes will help others.

She said: ‘I’m in hospital because I have to have an operation on my bad eye so I’m just waiting to down to the anaesthetic room.

Challenging: The TV star has already undergone over 200 medical procedures including pioneering skin surgery since the horrendous ordeal

Challenging: The TV star has already undergone over 200 medical procedures including pioneering skin surgery since the horrendous ordeal

Reading an affirmation out, she said: ‘”To wish you were someone else is to waste the person that you are” and I love that one because I always think that when I mentor people or I meet people and they talk to me about their lives.

‘To kind of wish you looked like someone else, or had someone else’s job or just somebody else’s existence is a waste of a whole, complete person.

‘It is the waste of a soul, it is a waste of the opportunities you might be able to create as an individual. There is a saying that ‘only I can be me and that is my power.”

A journey: The before and after images show the extensive burns that Katie Piper endured at the hands of her attacker before embarking on the 12-year road to recovery

Devastating: The advocate showed on Instagram the  degree of burns she suffered to her face and neck

A journey: The before and after images show the extensive burns that Katie Piper endured at the hands of her attacker before embarking on the 12-year road to recovery

Katie has found happiness with her carpenter husband, Richard James Sutton who she married in 2015. The couple share two young daughters, Belle Elizabeth Piper, six, Penelope Diane, two.

Despite her great success in her career and personal life, the TV star struggled to navigate her recovery and rediscover her identity for some time.

In 2018, she opened up to the National Geographic about her harrowing experience and the effect it had on her mental health.

She said: ‘It’s been a decade since I survived a sulphuric acid attack that left me with severe burns across my face, in the following years, I’ve worked to redefine my sense of identity.

‘With injuries such as mine, your face can be so damaged that your expressions may not convey how you feel, and you may even lose your ability to smile.

‘It can be an isolating experience, you feel one way on the inside but look completely different on the outside, after more than 200 surgeries since my attack, I’ve accepted that my old face is gone.’

Her ex-boyfriend was given two life sentences for the attack whilst his accomplice Stefan was released in 2018 after serving just six years of a life sentence.

He was recalled to prison in 2019 following a string of car thefts but was cleared for release from jail last month.

Charitable cause: The TV presenter is the founder of the Katie Piper Foundation which is a survivor support organisation that helps other individuals with burns or scars

Charitable cause: The TV presenter is the founder of the Katie Piper Foundation which is a survivor support organisation that helps other individuals with burns or scars

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