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Vision Loss

Vision

What I See

January 25, 2019
This is a pic of how i can best describe my vision.

I have been asked a lot recently what my vision is like and how I manage to still do my make up so well and read small print. I was diagnosed with Stargardts at the age of 32, so I have the later onset variant with something called foveal sparing (for now) which means that the very centre of my eye is quite clear at the moment. The picture I have posted of my little boy and Loco is the…

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World Braille Day 2019

January 4, 2019
World braille day image.

Today is world Braille day. On this day in 1809, Louis Braille was born in France. Louis became blind after a childhood accident and when he was 15, he created the system we know today as Braille.  Over the years Braille has been modified to make it easier to read and now it is used world wide. This amazing way of communication used amongst the blind and visually impaired, has enabled independence and accessibility for this community.  World Braille day…

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A Roundup of my 2018

December 30, 2018

As 2018 draws to an end, it has made me reflect on the year that I have had. When I was diagnosed with Stargardts in 2017, for a good few months it honestly felt like someone had ended my life. I was lost, confused and scared for much of the rest of that year following my diagnosis and I was consumed with the feeling of ‘why me’. I was grateful when my little boy suggested that we do something to…

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Lifestyle Travel Vision

Memories vs To Do List

October 30, 2018
Brixham Harbour Photo

Last week was half term and my husband had booked some time off of work. We have a jobs list for the house as long as I care to admit, so we debated whether this time and money should be spent on that. It’s not that anything major needs doing, it could just do with re painting in most of the rooms and some of our furniture could do with being replaced. The thing is, the house doesn’t excite me…

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White Cane Day 2018

October 15, 2018
Blind disabled sign on white background. Vector illustration.

Today is white cane day. A lot of people living with Stargardts can manage very well on a daily basis without a long cane. Of course, there are exceptions who need one, or a guide dog, as everyone’s vision loss is different. A lot of people with central vision loss do use a signal cane though, which is a short small cane that can be held and doesn’t touch the floor. This is to alert others around them that they…

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World Mental Health Day 2018

October 10, 2018
Me

Today was world mental health day. Before my diagnosis of Stargardts, I had struggled with anxiety, panic attacks and borderline agoraphobia on and off since the age of 14. I was no stranger to being somewhere completely safe, but going into a panicked meltdown and feeling absolutely terrified for no reason. I had many years of therapy for this, counselling and muddled on through life not really telling anyone except my mum and husband for fear of people judging me.…

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