I was very young, maybe about 9 years old or so. I was much like my oldest boy is now. Sweet, sensitive, helpful and always wanting to be part of whatever was going on.
I was also a little pudgy thing back then. Of course, that part hasn’t changed all that much… however I have made a LOT of progress since then and look forward to showing you how I did it!
But back to the Angel story.
My Dad and I went hunting. It was one of the last weeks of November and we were up on a high bluff above the property. The property had been logged off nicely. Only trees that showed distress or had some damage were cut down. This is a good way to log, not just clear cutting everything. As a result some of the old logging roads were still up there and while they hadn’t been used in many years, they were still passable.
My dad took a shot at a deer but hadn’t got it. I was getting cold and it was time to head back down the hill. My dad turned around on top of the bluff on the old logging road. When he had the back wheels of the old pick up in the middle of the logging road, the truck started to spin on the icy grass. We couldn’t go forward as that was the end of the road and the cliff started. We couldn’t go backwards because of the icy grass and the tires just weren’t getting any traction.
On the 29th February I went with Jessica to the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW so that she could participate in part II of a Masters or Doctorate thesis on the Urban Environment, specifically the Philosophy of Visual space with regards to future architecture to assist those with low vision.
Jessica had participated last year in a very arduous session determining the best environment in which the visually impaired might navigate the shopping Centre or other public spaces. Being legally blind this was a fair test but a very long one leaving her reluctant to continue again this year. The most important issue being the skewed results of a subject whose vision had moved from almost none to better than average in the space of a year.
Firstly here is the Binocular Humphrey’s Field Test
Apart from the upper right quadrant of her visual field Jessica has regained practically all she lost including her outer fields – the Bilateral hemianopia has healed.
I took these photos with my disability phone, its camera is not so good but they are not too bad. The Tutor and students recorded the session on tape and took photographs, participants were given various building exteriors and interiors to view and describe. Asked questions about what might be improved, colour charts were used by the students in their photographs, participants were asked to use logic to determine what might be around a corner or up a flight of stairs depending on the perceived visual clues.
Jessica received an UNSW refillable ball point pen for her participation.
In life we always preserve and protect that which is of value to us; Money is valuable and therefore we work really hard to make money and after we have accumulated a bit of it we seek out the most efficient ways to manage the money that we have earned, we invest it, save it and …
Simply put, a cataract is a “clouding” of the lens in your eye. The lens, located just behind the iris, or the coloured part of your eye,
works like the lens of a camera. It picks up images, then focuses the lights, colours, and shapes on the retina – the transmitter located at the back of your
eye that sends the images to your brain.
CATARACT SURGERY – this link takes you through to Eye health Northwest.
Where the answers to most of your questions regarding cataracts can be
Corneal transplantation What is the cornea?
The cornea is the transparent tissue on the front part of the eye. Not only is it important for the structural integrity of the eye, but its curvature and clarity helps the eye focus. A healthy cornea is required for normal vision. Diseases and injuries of the cornea are an important cause of blindness in our community.
“What is corneal transplantation?
A corneal transplant is the way of removing your damaged cornea and replacing it with a healthy cornea from the eye of a suitable donor. The donor will be a person who has (or whose family has) given consent for their corneas to be used for medical purposes after their death. The donor cornea is thoroughly checked and prepared to ensure there is no possibility of it being infected.
"Ismailism pioneered the most daring metaphysical thought in Islam. Its voice, at once original and traditional, should be heard again today -- a task of which it seems that the young Ismā‘īlīs are aware." (Henry Corbin)
"He brought me to his banquet hall and raised the banner of love over me. Restore my strength with raisins and refresh me with apples! I am weak from passion... His left hand is under my head and his right hand caresses me" - Song of Solomon 2:4-6