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Adjusting to the New Normal

So, the SSA doctor’s official word is that I am legally blind in both eyes, and my eyesight is starting to deteriorate in my left eye as well. With any luck, the SSA will approve my application for SSDI, and I will be able to get Medicaid so that I can (I hope) slow down or maybe even stop or reverse what is happening to my eyes.

I’m scared. I can still see well enough to paint, and I can use a magnifier to write and edit, but it tires me out easily. I’m also able to take care of my kids, cook, clean, and do laundry.

I’m trying to learn as much as I can, and then I am going to do my best to learn how to do it with little or no eyesight. I suppose that means learning to enjoy audiobooks and trying to be an auditory learner instead of a visual/kinetic learner.

I just hope everything works out so that I can still do my part to support my family financially.

I hope I can.

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