Category: Mental Health Matters

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…

The Plot Twist I Never Saw Coming

I stumbled across these thoughts from a mother of a disabled child. Her words describe, in great detail, the unforeseen plot twist in her motherhood fairytale. I did not have a disabled child come into my life. I did however, have a disabled adult…

Welcome To The Storm… Holding On Tight As I Lose My Sight

Storms can be big or small. Storms can last for hours or days. I’m not talking about the weather here. I’m talking about emotional storms. The storms that occur in your mind. In the eye of an emotional storm, there is no happiness or light….

Some Days Are Harder Than Others

There are days that I don’t think about being blind. There are days when all I think about is being blind. Today is a day that all I think about is being blind…and It makes me incredibly sad. Today is a day I feel…