Hello, my name is Douglas Walker. Today I would like to take a little time to talk about coming to grips with vision loss.
You know, I've been living with vision loss myself for quite a few years now, and I have some definite thoughts about the topic. So let's go ahead and jump right in.
You're facing vision loss. Your head may be spinning with questions, with "what ifs.” Your emotions are probably bouncing all over the place. One minute, you're calm and headed toward acceptance. The next minute, you're overwhelmed, angry, afraid, and feeling helpless.
Well, let's take a minute and take a deep breath. There's absolutely nothing wrong with what you're feeling. In fact, it's natural. You just proved that you're human. And guess what? You're here. So that means you're looking for answers and a way to take back control of your life.
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