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I started my journal in 2005 with the intent of blogging about life with disabilities and chronic illness. My hope was to increase awareness of accessibility issues, social concerns, etc. Over time, I made friends on LJ and began posting less public entries.
My journal has seen me through the completion of a Master of Divinity degree, ordination as a minister with the Church of God (Anderson, IN), and many other things. I have kept a journal offline for many years. Blogging online has been a fun way to meet people and share perspectives.
I have an eye condition called retinopathy of prematurity. I had a partially detached retina as a child, leaving me a small amount of usable vision. The damage to my retina led to other problems with my eye over my lifetime which have caused me to lose my vision, get treatment, regain my vision back, and repeat this process several times.
I have several other medical conditions as well: asthma, atypical migraine with vertigo, sensorineural hearing loss, and rheumatoid arthritis. When people look at me, they see a person who is blind, and that is what they perceive is hard for me. From one day to the next, my life may be challenged by any of these six things, or by none at all.
Welcome to my journey.