Wednesday, 08 April 2020, Day 29 of Sheltering-in-Place: Today is Eye Treatment #13, and as I both expected and feared, my vision has declined. Today I lost 10 letters. That’s almost all the letters I’ve gained over the last year. Despite knowing the erosion of vision since the last visit, I am sad, bereft, and discouraged. I’ll take it easy tomorrow, then bounce back into the studio on Friday and get back to work making face masks. Thank y’all for your constant loving support.
Sending you love and hugs
I can honestly say I know what you are going through. I lost most of my sight and am now registered blind. My left eye is almost totally a blackhole. My right eye sees clearest about four inches from my nose but at 8 feet unless there’s strong contrast people (who are blurry blobs) blend into the background blur so they are invisible when still. To add to the fun my brain interprets what my eyes present it and makes its own interpretation (so a lady coming towards me in a red jacket with her companion in dark clothes became a matador with bull walking along my street). This is a condition called Charles Bonnet Syndrome and apparently occurs in a LOT of people with severe sight loss but few ophthalmologists warm their patients so when my hallucinations started I thought I was losing my mind as well as my sight.
It’s perfectly fine to mourn your sight loss but be assured it needn’t stop your sewing. Once I got every day living under my belt I found ways to sew, both by hand and machine, mostly by feel (I live a solo independent life normally but as I’m in total lockdown due to my dodgy immune system my daughter is currently shopping for me- which just means I get bonus sewing time).
I have a blog where I share my life including my sewing here’s the link in case you would like to take a look
I’m a firm believer that we find and make our own happiness in every situation in my case it’s while I’m asking myself what lesson my Heavenly Father wants me to learn in this situation
Take care of yourself
Oh, Jeanne, what a disappointment! Wish I could wrap my arms around you and give you a big hug. But this is not the end of the road….just a nasty speed bump….and that’s what I’ll be praying for. I believe in a God of miracles, and I’m asking Him for one for YOU. Love you so much! <3
Sending you a big…but distant hug.