Thursday, January 8, 2009

Challenging times ahead 1...

"Life is full of surprises!" a common phrase which people in general, utters during coffee and tea chats, lunch and dinner get together. This is definitely true and it completely changed my life. This happened only just a year back to be exact. At the age of 54 yrs, I suddenly lost my sight as a result of a bacteria infection. The verocious bacteria, Klebsiella, affected my lungs, liver and eyes.

Yr2008, what a year it was and I shall always remember as the year of much pain, liver and eye operations, sadness and depression, feeling completely lost and helplessness as the ordeal was so sudden. I have to say this that my family's strong love and caring support played the most crucial and important role in giving me a new purpose in life during and after my ordeal. I am truly blessed to have such a loving and caring family, especially my dear wife, Hong. As an active and a determined person by nature, I kept telling myself that I must overcome this predicament and move forward with life. I have to begin learning new skills such as orientation and mobility so that I can be independent as much as I can be.

Over the past few months, I was contemplating starting a blog which would allow me to pen my experiences, thoughts and how I was coping with the new blind world, perhaps too, share it with others in similar plight about coping with adult blindness. With the help of IT technology I am able to create this blog on my own efforts despite my blindness. I believe as time goes by, the quality of my blog will improve in line with further improvement of my IT skills. Thanks to my children, sons WernKidd and WernJhien who helped to register this blog and provided me with the starting tools to blog, so to speak, and daughter WernYi for the encouragement to make it a reality!

To Blog is one of my New Year Resolutions, and Make it Happen is the other resolution. So I am making it happen now. I hope to share more of my past and present experiences at MAB, Malaysia Association for the Blind, meeting new blind /visually impaired friends who unselfishly showed and provided all the support in helping me to get back on track in life. Well, more challenging times ahead.

7 comments:

XiuLei said...

Kudos on this voyage of blogging! Your sharing is both moving and inspiring. I was particulary captivated by the name of your blog, 'MyBlidnSight'. Somehow I could envision that this would grow into something fruitful, beaming with inspiration and insights. I wish you all the best in your new voyage of bloggaing and in life.

AhTa said...

hi eric, this is deanna and nelson. wernyi posted the link via Fb and we are amazed with yr IT skill. indeed it is heart-warming to read yr blog and pls keep it going.

nelson said yr blog has shown that the blind can do more than what we could ever imagine or think of.

yes, lynn is an extra ordinary wife and such an accepting person. you are blessed.

Yam TW said...

Thank you for your support and words of wisdom. Do check in more often for updates.

Zaini said...

Hi Pee Yam. This is Zaini. Really admire on the way you wake up after those painful journey. No matter how people guesses... will never the same as what you experienced. Keep yourself happy.

may said...

Hi Eric & Lynn, sorry for the delay to your blog althought I see you (lynn)quite often. Very happy for both of you and keep writing.

Anonymous said...

Hey this is Hung Lee. Although I think it's unfortunate what happened to you, I think you've shown remarkable fortitude and adapted quite amazingly to your circumstances. Yes, all your family members are wonderful and supportive.

Asleyn said...

Hi Uncle Yam,

I am a friend of WernKidd's. I heard quite a lot about ur illness and was wondering how you're coping. I’m so glad that you’re now seeing new light and moving on strong :)

Congratulations on ur inspiring new blog and the newfound confidence in life!

More challenging times ahead! – we know you’ll make it. God bless.