Dear Eternal Companion
You almost brought me down but I chose not to be a victim because I would not be here now. It was a difficult process but I AM STILL HERE even though you made me feel like a loser, and tried to cause permanent damage to my sight and my balance and my self-esteem.
OK, so the self-esteem is certainly dented but I swam out of the hole you punched in it! I swam through the tunnel of depression; through the mist and around the glass wall into my future where I have adapted and learnt to live with my disabilities, focus on my disabilities and feel immensely grateful for what a good quality of life I have. This does not define who I am or who I may become. I just keep on swimming.
Your eternal pal