A Descent Into Darkness

November 21, 2018|
A Descent Into Darkness
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This book is intended as some kind of comfort and guide in the new and frightening world experienced by recently diagnosed individuals who are facing the unknown territory of vision loss.

It is my account of losing my sight over three years and includes some basic techniques that have worked for me. It outlines many of the things that people new to sight loss need to know but are rarely told and, as such, it is intended as a guide for those with sight loss as well as those who care for and love them. There is no doubt that not being able to see is only a fraction of sight loss. Therefore, the physical, social and psychological implications, and the emotions and thoughts whilst facing the horror of sight loss are also discussed. It is all these other bits which transform the experience, if you so choose, into such an adventure.

The unspoken question is whether what happens to us is garbage to bury, or fertiliser to stimulate growth within us? I claim no expertise other than that of becoming blind. Throughout this account there is a tension between independence and the need for assistance. Similarly, there is a continual balance between fear and endurance on the one hand, and determination and calmness on the other. Above all, the book points out that good things can and do happen – for example John Bishop coming from the stage to talk me through his slideshow – and emphasises the need to be positive and cheerful in the face of adversity.

Title:A Descent Into DarknessFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 21, 2018Publisher:Simon MahoneyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1916446310

ISBN - 13:9781916446311

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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