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    What are some of your favorite #hobbies

    I currently crochet and play the piano, but it’s getting harder to crochet due to my hands locking and lack of muscle coordination. I love anything creative that I can see, and need something to keep busy. Any ideas of new hobbies I should try?
    #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #LegallyBlind #hobbies

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    Oh… #Photophobia

    This past month my #Photophobia has been horrendous. It’s been so bad that I can’t even go outside most days even if it is cloudy because it is too bright for my eyes to handle. This leads to #Migrane I’m already #LegallyBlind / #functionallyblind / #VisuallyImpaired so… now I have too keep my eyes completely shut which just makes things harder. Thankful for my #MobilityAids This has lead to a #Depression episode and of course my #Anxiety has been troubling a bit too. Mainly my #Trich has gotten out of hand because of the anxiety. But, good things are coming as I did have a tint evaluation for specialized glasses for the #Photophobia now we just play the waiting game and hope I can somehow obtain enough money for the second specialized pair that I can use for daily tasks once I find out the cost!

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    Trust your body

    Listen to your body when you feel that something is off. Don’t ignore how you feel. Trust your gut.

    For the past few weeks I’ve been experiencing flashing lights in my right eye. I got an emergency appointment with my retina specialist today and he found an Operculated Retinal Hole. He did a laser procedure on it, along with some of my abnormal vasculature of my retina. It was so painful and I’m struggling with a lot of pain in my eye and head all around the area. It will take a few weeks to heal and hopefully seal the hole. Hopefully after the hole is sealed the flashing lights should subside. I have an appointment in two weeks to get re-scanned. I have to rest and take it easy now.

    I was going to wait it out and ignore my symptoms because if everything looked “okay” I didn’t want to waste my doctors time. Ultimately, after my mom and my neurologist persuading me to go, I made an appointment and I’m so glad I did. It’s better to be safe than sorry, and in this case, I was experiencing vision symptoms of an emergency that could and probably would’ve turned much worse had I not gone to the doctor.

    #trustyourbody #LegallyBlind #Blind #Blindness #blindnessisaspectrum #blindnessawareness #VisionLoss #VisuallyImpaired #vision #retina

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    People specifically for Ontario with the cnib cards what do we actually get. None of the listed CNIB benefits exist once I look them up.

    #Disability #LegallyBlind #Blindness #cnib #Canada #Ontario #why

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    Im full of lie anxiety

    I got an email for a job i contacted them they called and we had an interview i met the owner and his head of HR and we all did the interview i felt like i aced it and i asked almost every question and i answered all of theres. Honestly i feel like i got the job it went so well ill know by wensday, but i didnt tell them i couldnt drive, it didnt sound like i need to because they have a work van that has to bring their equitment to the worksites so i could ride along.

    The rest of the day i was riding high thinking next week im gunna have a job i have nothing to worry about but today it suddenly hit me what do i do if i get the job and show up the first day getting a ride from my mom or dad or sisters. I feel like im going to lose the job on the spot or atleast the end of the day. Im feeling like garbage right now like what am i going to do. I feel like i lied to this guy whos only trying to grow his small business and ive already damaged the relationship. A lie of omission the hr woman called and even asked me if i had my own vehicle before the interview and i said i have transportation where ever i need to go which isnt a lie but i know what i did. honestly im hoping they dont call me to give me the job .

    #TheDisabledLife #VisuallyImpaired #LegallyBlind #Anxiety #Firstjob #LIESANXIETYTELLSYOU #WhatYouDontSee #Anxiety #lie #failure #FailureToThrive

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    Where COVID-19 and ablism collide

    So, as a teacher during this unique time, I was spending a calm Saturday completing some necessary shopping. Due to social distancing, shopping was easy: until it wasn’t. I shopped at Target, without incident; bought most of what I needed, at a bit of a premium due to store brands being picked over, spent around 150 dollars, more than usual, but not breaking the bank. My husband is working in the frozen food industry, so financial security wise our family is great. Target had kitty litter and food.

    I love my local farmers market. I work there summers when I’m off. Firstly, I look able-bodied to an outside observer. Secondly, I am legally blind. Herein lies the problem. I was struggling to read prices off a whiteboard. I stepped a few steps closer to read and was hollered at by a woman who was panicked I was too close. I had no energy to even confront her. But I walked right out, without buying the frozen pork I had intended to. Now, do not misunderstand. I think all precautions we can take to keep each other healthy are great but, kindness and compassion!

    I continued on with my errands stopped at my local food co-op for some last things and wine. Still shaken by the experience I texted my colleagues, we have a big group text were we talk school, life, triumphs and theoretically support each other which is what was the thread was about this morning. So when I needed a friendly word, I thought this will be my place. Crickets. ‘Where’s …the login ..for..””oh, yeah...it’s”…….”I’m so grateful for such a supportive staff.” Insert eye-roll here. Luckily another friend texted, about then. I told her about it and she was irate on my behalf, and had some sympathy to offer. .
    #LegallyBlind

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    what avice do you guys have about getting a job?

    im 25 and ive never had a job. i volenteer alot and i have a nice looking resume and all that. ive gone on indeed and ive applyed to over 98 different places and i havent had any job interviews. im legally blind and cant drive other then that you'd never know that i have any issues. it seems like im just wasting my time at this point and i need to reachout to someone. im really deperate because i have found that my selfesteam and confidence is directly linked to feeling that im helping or that im needed.

    there are no employment agencys where i live and alot of them seem to be a waste of time aswell they have part time work one day a week everyother week, type work. im now at a loss as to why i never get called back or why its so hard to actually find work when i see these burnt out druggies and alcohalics getting high paying jobs from week to week like its nothing. i just bully the crap out of myself telling myself all these negitive things about myself as reasons why i didnt get called back. i just begining to hurt inside and feel unwanted.

    #Anxiety #Depression #Disability #LegallyBlind #rejected #why #Work #Job #Jobs #self-doubt #Welfare #Whatswrong #Whatsthepoint

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    I would love to make some more friends who are visually impaired. Is anybody interested in becoming penpals? #Blind #Blindness #VisuallyImpaired #LegallyBlind

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