I have often wondered whether it would be better to be blind or deaf, and have always thought being blind would be better so that you could still join in conversations, and not feel so very lonely.
Yes, I know you said that youare not blind, and you must be very thankful for that. My eyesight was badly affected after the stroke, I had double vision, which meant that I could not read, and most attivities were totaly unenjoyable. Even going shopping at the supermarket was distressing because I could not read the signs on, say, the fruit and veg. Fortunately i had laser surgery to correct being short sighted shortly after the stroke, and the opthamogist corrected the double vision at the same time.
I just wish that other people could not tell that I have had a brain injury, it would mean that they would be less likely to patronize me, and treat me like an inferior. it has been my edperionce that, if peiople know that you have suffered a brain injury, then their opinion is that you MUST be mentally retarded. and therefore you do not have to be treated as an equal with respect, but they can treat you like a child, to be seen, not heard, and that you can be instructed in what to do, and how to behave.
I am obviously not having a good dayu, today,and I am sorry for the vent
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