Yes, I had 20/20 until I was 11, and at that point the doctors said I had a
possible four to six months of vision Sometimes I would be put to sleep once
and have two or even three procedures done at once, so it wasn't all that
horrible, but counting all of them I have had somewhere more than forty
procedures done on my eyes. I knew I was ultimately going to lose my sight
entirely, and my parents gave me the option of not having the experimental
operations if I didn't want to, but yet every minute of sight was worth
fighting for. I ended up keeping at least partial sight for almost six
years. I can't think of a specific object or person I miss seeing, but I do
miss colors and how they contrast. Also some things can't be expressed
verbally or tactically, like facial expressions or pictures. When I travel
to Europe I always do a lot, like rather than scenery things I like to climb
on or eat things. I also buy a lot of tactile things, like models of castles
I have toured, or pebbles from beaches, and stones from walls, but none of
them beat a simple picture. Back to the colors, as a child I always loved to
see rainbows. Even simple little ones like what happens when you shine a
light on the bottom of a CD. I miss colors a lot.
----- Original Message ----- From: <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2006 11:06 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Fwd: Fw: If a blind person gained sight, could they recognize objects previously touched?
Me too, if it was really getting the sight back, smile, I would go for it.
I especially miss the autumn leaves, colors of items, and being able to read
print, even large print for some things.
But I also had sight growing up and can visualize really well.
Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI and Judson, guiding golden juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. Graduate Alumni Association Board www.guidedogs.com
Dog ownership is like a rainbow.
Puppies are the joy at one end.
Old dogs are the treasure at the other.
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