Acceptance Of Sight Loss | Abby’s Reflections 26
“After the trauma, and accompanying period of adjustment to losing my sight, it seemed like there was a built-in coping mechanism where my brain forgot previous vision. It became a mixed blessing that allowed me to continue moving on with my life.”
Acceptance of any loss in our lives is a process. Losing eyesight and how you respond to it is different for everyone. For me and my friends, our lives have not only gone on after sight loss but we are living abundantly.
While the process of losing eyesight is not easy, it boils down to choosing how you want to live. By placing more focus on what you have instead of what you’ve lost you can handle most anything.
Many of us come to appreciate our sight loss as an opportunity to become a beacon of hope to those new to the experience. As we continually adjust to living without sight we gain new skills while leaning on our other senses.
Another huge piece to the puzzle is for people to remember we are not our eyesight or lack thereof. The word “blind” has no special power over us and we are not subhuman. Our eyes simply do not function.
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