[bct] Re: podcast request for Debee

  • From: "Rick Harmon" <rickharmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 11:45:45 -0500


I went blind somewhat slowly over the course of 10 months.  I had a surgery 
in the middle to restore sight.  The funny thing at the time is that I was 
disappointed that my restored sight was pretty poor.  But 3 months later 
when the lights went out for good, I was really sad and upset.  I did get 
used to it and now I am just resigned to the fact that I will never see 
again and survive day to day.  Its still hard and I would give the world to 
see any amount again.  I guess we all cope in our own ways with the 



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- Helen Keller, 1925

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mary Emerson" <maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 10:22 AM
Subject: [bct] Re: podcast request for Debee

Pam and list,

Yes, losing hearing is difficult. When I found out my nerve deafness was
permanent in my right ear, I went home and cried, just to get the stress and
sadness out. It's been almost 30 years and although I, as well as Pam, would
give anything to get full hearing restored, I've become used to things the
way they are. I would imagine becoming blind, even if it's a gradual
process, would be very similar. So much emphasis is put on adapting to the
change, but I can imagine there must be a great deal of sadness involved;
it's really a grieving process because you are dealing with a loss that in
many cases cannot be restored to you.

Mary Emerson
E-mail: maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Skype name: mkemerson
Podcast web site: http://www.emerson.libsyn.com
Podcast feed: emerson.libsyn.com/rss

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