Category: Mental Health Matters

I took a chance and told the world

One year ago today, I told the world the real truth about my vision loss. One year ago today, I told the world about being recently diagnosed with LHON – Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy.    One year ago today, my blog was born!   Happy…

Where is the joy?

Have you heard the phrase ”The joy is in the Journey”?  I heard it the other day, and my first thought was… I don’t get it. My next thought was… Where is the “joy” in my journey?  How do I find the “joy” in learning to live…

Do You Remember The Day You Got Your Diagnosis?

  Have you ever received a phone call with some unexpected bad news that changed your life forever? Do you remember the exact day and time?  I have, and I remember the day and time I received my diagnosis.  On September 24, 2013 –…

Finding Pieces Of My Life A Year After Vision Loss

  TODAY is my birthday. There were times I wasn’t sure I would, or wanted to, make it here. Somehow, with a lot of therapy, I am here. I made it to my first BLIND birthday. That makes me a little sad and I’ve…

What a Difference!

A year ago…..I was on vacation with my family taking in the happy and fun of Disneyland. I had no idea I was losing my vision. I didn’t know what LHON was or that it even existed. What a difference a year can make….

"B" is for…..?

  I LOVE THIS!  I just got a gift from a dear friend. It’s a beautiful silver bracelet with a charm that has a little letter “B” on it. What does that “B” stand for? … No…NOT the B word that rhymes with ”witch”! …

I didn't want to Surrender

I never thought I would have one of these hanging blue handicap thingies. Well shit. I never thought I would be blind either! When the idea of getting a handicap placard came up… I wanted NOTHING to do with it! I’m not handicapped! I…