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The gift of sight

Sometimes you don’t appreciate what you have until it is in danger of being gone. Sight is one of those things. It is integral to who we are at a primal level.

Today I was told that I need to limit my night driving. It is the first major loss for me. I have a very rare condition called retinitis pigmentosa. Basically it is spicules of pigment on the retina. It ultimately robs you of your vision.

I am a young patient at 38 years of age with zero family history.

The optometrist shook my hand today after our visit. She said that she was very honored to know me. She said that it is rare to come across someone who has adapted and maintained functionality at my level.

For me, that means, that this is as good as my vision will ever get.

So today I am grateful for every sunset and sunrise that I have left.

For every loved one whose eyes I get to peer into.

For every flower, animal, emotion or child that I get to see.

Truly, I have been given a gift no matter how short it will be. Its still a gift.

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~ by goddess4ever on August 28, 2018.

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