Hello For me January 2013 has been mixed. After several months of failing treatments for a damaged retina in my left eye, my eye doctor confirmed that the optic nerve in that eye is now dead. So I am now clinically blind in that eye rather than the legally blind status I had before. Clinically blind means that there is no light perception at all, legally blind means there is perception of light and possibly visual acuity of less than 20/200 over the central visual area.
On the other hand I opened a small store selling knitted goods which is building weekly, and I also heard from my retinologist that she has been in contact with the Guide Dogs for the Blind organization, I applied to them for consideration to obtain a guide dog in the Fall of 2012 and so it looks as if I may be considered for a dog.
So as you can see, some mixed times in this first month of 2013.