Here's a picture of my youngest and his dogs. Their training is coming along nicely. They even quit barking at the neighbor when I tell them to half of the time.
I went to the optometrist yesterday for a check up. I was ready to be told (again) that my vision was worse than what I thought - despite noticing objects farther out in my peripheral and seeing a handful of stars in recent years. Instead, I was told that I have about 40 degrees of peripheral vision, which means I am no longer legally blind! Wow! I don't believe any patient with Retinitis Pigmentosa has been told that before!
The doctor even told me that I would qualify for a restricted use driver's license here in Minnesota with a few extra mirrors. Ok, so my anxiety is not likely to allow me to follow up on that (yet); but, if it could, I would probably be the first 50yr old with RP to obtain their first DL. How fun would that be? (Bob thinks he'd like to pass on that excitement , but wouldn't stand in the way of a potential dream)
It has been quite the journey from being a constantly trembling, legally blind, freshly divorced mess 7 yrs ago to no longer trembling, regaining some vision, and working on redeveloping my confidence today.