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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!


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


Documentary Interview Help

We are three college seniors and for our Senior Seminar Project, we are creating a documentary and website exploring the depths of disability culture.

We are aiming to give individuals a platform to express their views and personal stories in regards to this topic and are happy to work with you to make sure your story is told in a fair and accurate manner. We would love to hear your stories and any visuals over Zoom! Please reply if interested!

We look forward to hearing from you! #Disability #Awareness #VisuallyImpaired   #RareDisease   #InvisibleIllness #Blindness

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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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Dress well #Disability #Ableism #Blindness #VisuallyImpaired

A Day in the Life of a PWD

Frame 1:
A woman wearing dark glasses and using a white cane is talking to an acquaintance.
ACQUAINTANCE: You dress really well

Frame 2:
ACQUAINTANCE: ...for a blind person.


Mighty NOT accessible to the visually impaired

My partner is visually impaired. He tried registering/login on Mighty but failed, there were errors with the app. The app kept crashing when he opened the app with Voiceover. The app is not compatible with Voiceover at all. Mighty community is really an exciting initiative, why are the visually impaired not included? #Disability #Blind #VisuallyImpaired #Accessibility #Voiceover #App #mighty


Thankful but feeling like a dummy

I am a junior in college and I just figured out how speak selection works! It has been an angel to me today! I had to read 100 pages of a textbook for homework and I wouldn't have been able to do it alone. My eyes get so sore and sensitive when I read. Thank you gadgets for helping the visually impaired <3 #uveiticglaucoma #Glaucoma#VisuallyImpaired


Is anyone suffering from becoming #VisuallyImpaired

I have lost my side from glaucoma. Going through a difficulty of transportation and independent. I also suffer from depression.


#Autism #VisuallyImpaired

Hi there, I am 20 years old and I am visually impaired, have autism and since birth I have been unable to smell. I’ve always gone to mainstream schools but went to a specialist college in Bromley, England from September 2014 to July 2017. The college I went to was attached to residential houses for blind and partially sighted young people. I studied health and social care for a year, massage for a year and reflexology for my final year. I now live with my nanny and grandad and attend a day centre called the Bradbury centre for blind and partially sighted adults. I can see colours and outlines and have to have a screen reader on my iPad and phone, alongside large text. I can read Braille which I’ve been doing since the age of 4. With regards to my autism, I rock backwards and forward, sometime flap my hands when excited, and when I’m frustrated I may sometimes bite my hands. I don’t cope well with unexpected change, and am very sensitive to touch and loud noise.