Sue’s Musings: Then and Now – Part 2 – 1/20/2018

From Feb. 29th, 2016 to  March 20, 2016
  • “I am waiting for my referrals for services to come through so I can get started on returning to a life that looks like the one I just lost and is “a life worth living” (a DBT/cognitive therapy Goal Definition depending upon whose life it is). Did I mention I have no, zero, nada, none patience?”
  • “Joy of joys, the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services tech guy loaned me a CCTV. That is closed-circuit TV. You put a paper or whatever you want to read under the camera and it shows up HUGE on the screen. ”
  • “There is something called  ‘positive manipulation’. Your mother used it on your when she told you “here comes the train! Open the tunnel!” so that you would eat your smashed peas. You have used it yourself. We just don’t like to admit it because manipulative has been paired with words like evil and conniving in our culture. Everyone of us is manipulative. ”
  • “So those are the ACCEPTS skills. They are primarily distraction skills for dealing with a situation that cannot be changed….such as this pesky vision loss thing. I hope they are helpful for you. Use them in good health.”
  • “Amazon’s amazing collection of stuff includes all sorts of nifty things for people with visual impairment. Sort of one-stop shopping for those of us who don’t see so well anymore and may depend upon others to get around.”
  • “Like I said, people are great, but they don’t get this Macular Degeneration business. Enter the handy-dandy Apple AMD Simulator.  On your iPhone or iPad go to the App Store and search for ‘macular degeneration rnib’. RNIB stands for Royal National Institute of Blind People. ”
  • “The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) has laws governing the rights of the disabled employee and the employer in companies with 15 or more people.”
  • “I rode my bike! To get to the trails I use, I have to cross two fairly major roads. I “turned my mind” towards acceptance of my limitations and walked my bike across the roads. Did not want to but I wanted to be roadkill even less. ”
  • “There are days that this vision loss gets to you big time. There are days you run into seemingly every idiot in the world. Mark Twain said: “Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
  • “This post is a collection of mind weeds and stray thoughts. If you know me, you know the mind goes a lot of different places. Get ready and try to keep up.”

written Jan. 18th, 2018

Next: Sue’s Musings Then and Now – Part 3 – 1/24/2018

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