MAC DEGEN and ME
When I was a little girl about 7 or 8 I thought a lot about being blind when I was old. I would walk around the house, either with my eyes tightly shut or with a scarf tied around them; touching things, practicing going from room-to-room, and identifying my toys. It’s always interested me that I wasn’t worried about being blind as a child but projected it into my old age.
Now it’s 60 years later and I’m launching a blog about my journey and experiences with macular degeneration (or mac degen) and my childhood thoughts come flooding back. However, now I know I will never lose all my sight although I will always have low vision issues.
It took me some time to come to a place where I realized that mac degen is part of who I am. Along the way I experienced sadness, despair, frustration, anger, fear – a full gamut of attitudes and emotions. Now I’m happy, I’m calm and my life is full of purpose.
How did this come about? It’s not been easy, but it’s been interesting for sure. My story isn’t about giving in, giving up, accepting whatever comes along, living with negative feelings. It is the story of a never-ending quest for knowledge, looking forward, reconnecting with my self-worth, a strong spirit and high hopes. Things anyone can achieve.
Please join me on my journey. Check out the Resource pages and come back often as I add more facts, more confidence building tips and ideas, pro-active things to make life fun and exciting.
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Next up? What The Heck Is Macular Degeneration Anyway?