Sunday, December 13, 2015

Brave Words

Daily Draw: Shaman's Oracle ~Dancer of Reconciliation

I said brave words back in January. I didn't know then I was going to be gifted with going blind. I'll admit I'm having trouble mentally reconciling myself to the idea.

I'm reminded by this card I'm good with it in my heart.
There are so  many worse things.

"...it occurred to me that I could still see and that maybe, instead of mourning the unknown future, I should concentrate on Now." ~ Ingrid Ricks 1974-  What I learned by going blind

9 comments:

  1. Have you found people that might help? Surely there must be a group that could offer support and point you to resources that might be useful?

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    1. there are many organizations that offer all kind of help for the blind or nearly blind. But this is a rare disease and although there are two or possibly three research groups working on a treatment or cure, their wheels grind slowly, funding always being a problem. There is the potential of 20+ years to go black/blank blind. I'm finding that difficult to believe considering the rapid progress just since I started noting a problem two years ago. You don't have to be blind for sight loss to have an enormous impact on a persons life. I'm just waddling along day to day, as there isn't much alternative...

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  2. You will always be a brave woman to me If you are good with it or not. You're only human
    Hugs

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    1. I'm human? CALL THE NEWS, GET THE CAMERAS! :) (((hugs)))

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  3. Whoa, yes, that's a tough one to take. I'm sorry to hear it. Talk about a challenge. Please keep on writing, no matter what.

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    1. I pinch and stretch my screen a lot :) And there are programs like Dragonspeak. I don't think and speak at the same time very well. When I write or type my front brain wanders off and the words come out of my fingertips. I'm often astonished by what I've written over type. Thanks for stopping by, I always think of Rob's dream to run a combine when you talk about that part of your season.

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    2. Our household views blindness as another aspect of normal as Graemes grandfather was totally blind and his sister is legally blind (no vision in one eye and 6% in the other.

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    3. Interesting. Does the rest of the family have normal (ish) vision? One of the things they are researching is if stem cells will cure. Probably along with every other research team in the world. Not sure how I feel about that.

      this is pretty rare (although I think it is more likely misdiagnosed.) Anyway they are desperately calling for family eye history. And donated eyes. Thanks for sharing about Graeme.

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  4. Maybe you and Rob should come up for a "working holiday" next fall ... .

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