Friday, March 4, 2011

The heartache of hoping

I am probably one of the most positive persons that you will ever hope to meet. I am always hoping and encouraging others to do the same. However, hoping does have its drawbacks, heartaches and big letdowns from time to time. Nevertheless, I keep on doing it.

I do my best to be realistic. I know that in my case, one of the few things that may help to bring back my precious vision would be a huge medical breakthrough. I lost most of my vision about seven years ago when I experienced a retinal detachment. My retina detached in three places and the doctors told me that it was one of the worst ones that they had ever seen. Still, I continue to hope but in order to avoid heartaches, I need to manage and temper my hopes. I need to keep my hoping under control. If I can manage to do this then I can avoid the devastating heartaches, but if I can’t then here is where I get myself into big trouble and eventual letdowns that are oh so hard for me to overcome.

I’ll keep on hoping; it’s what keeps me going and I encourage others to do the same. It never hurts to hope but it does hurt to hope beyond hope.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan your friendly accessibility advocate wishing you a terrific day and inviting you to go out there and share my blogs and thoughts with others. Never give up hoping.

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