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Support and advice needed. How do I overcome feelings of self consciousness when using a white cane?
I am a young woman of 30 with ushers. I have night blindness and recently accepted this emotionally. I have just got a white cane and very uneasy about using this, I know it's for the best but how do I overcome the feeling of self consciousness? I will not be defeated by my eyes, I have so much I want to see(in daylight of course!) But first I need to win this pity battle with myself. Any advice or tips from those out their who can truly relate to this? I am the only one in my family, so they have no reference or true understanding of what I'm struggling with emotionally or physically...thank you for listening xx
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