I have written quite a lot in the past about going blind, and about other things too, that resulted from my cancer treatment. Those things are not good, but dealable with, if conditions are good. Sometimes conditions are far from good though. There can be things in a person’s life who is going through such a thing that no one else knows about. Some things are best kept secret. I think that many would be shocked if I were to reveal everything. The pandemic has not helped matters at all. There has been no one to contact so things have got into a bad state. So much is assumed by society in general. That is sad as not all assumptions are true.
You have your husband,” Social Services said to me when I requested help. I needed help with getting a meal each day. None was forthcoming as I have my husband. Too much is assumed. It is assumed that onew’s husband is united with you and that there is a good relationship. This is not always so. There can have been all sorts that has gone in the past and things going on in the present too. When you are blind, it gives exactly the right opportunity to someone to take total control, and for the other person’s personhood to be taken away. Letters can be hidden. Calls can be made to one’s doctor giving information that is incorrect. Other things can be hidden too or removed. Phone calls can be made on the other’s behalf that are secret. There is more. Much more. But in the end nothing can be assumed.
The sorts of things I am talking about make dealing with blindness absolutely impossible. The darkness deepens for me each day.