thank you both for the posts. My son pointed something out to me though... I can't differentiate between most numbers, and actually, while my vision was still 20/80-20/100 range, failed 3 college math classes because of the vision issue...it's not that I can't see. I can....a little
But, at age 41, it's my right eye only that has any usable vision in it. And what I can see in that is...skewed for lack of a better term. Plus there are permanent floaters going on that make it harder. It's like have macular degeneration, without having it.
I was thinking of some kind of counseling, but doubt I'd qualify truth be told, due to my own issues with the whole PTSD (unrelated to the vision loss). It's more of a thought, but even after talking to a counselor yesterday, it seems like a long shot. I just get so bored...I feel worthless doing nothing to be honest. Seriously, my son turns 16 in 2 weeks, and it just upsets me that he can get a job and I can't. But I know there are reasons we all have our disabilities that put us in this situation. And I know I worked for 20 years of my life (was a stay at home mom for a few years when he was little). And, quite honestly, I love the fact that as a single mom, I can be a stay at home mom to my teenage son...I mean, how many people can do that? I just want to feel useful I guess.
I was told also by the rehab counselor that given the economic conditions of funding for programs, it was unlikely I'd be considered for rehab/voc training anytime soon anyhow, which I understand.... I'd rather any funds they have be spent on someone who will pass the classes and be able to be self-supporting again, not someone like me who may flunk some of them because of this stupid vision issue