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Reflection

2015 has come to end and what better time to reflect on the year that was. Usually we get to the end of the year and think “where did the year go?” or “what did I achieve this year?” We tend to look back and focus on our hardships and struggles and forget to acknowledge…

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A Guide Dog Experience

Last week I had an assessment for a Guide Dog. I have been using the cane for some time now (you would know Mr Cane and I have had a rocky relationship if you've been following my blog for a while) and have been considering a Guide Dog for my mobility. Mobility aids are a…

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Spotlight on Retinitis Pigmentosa

What is it? Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is the name given to a group of conditions that affect the rods and/or cones of the retina and thus light perception. RP is hereditary and is a degenerative condition. The cells that make up the retina are cones and rods. There are far more rods and these make…

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Spotlight on Stargart’s Disease

What is it? Stargardt’s Disease, also known as fundus flavimaculatus, is an inherited retinal disease. It is similar to macular degeneration in its presentation although affects much younger people, with onset usually in children, teens and young adults. Stargardt’s affects the macular which is located in the retina of the eye. The retina is responsible…

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Reconnecting with Creativity

Being creative is something that my life has encompassed since I was a child. I started dancing when I was three years old and kept it up for over twenty years. I did drama and singing, drama I didn’t like so much but I loved to sing. During primary school I learnt to play the…

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