This is a statement not a story. I am 69 and have had Stargardt's (juvenile macular degeneration) from my early teens and most likely before that. I have posted here before.
My statement is, like you have seen on a lot of these posts, do not give up. Do not be unsafe, but do what folks with good vision do. If you fail, well you have tried. Frustration will engulf you at times, but do not give up.
You will be stronger visually and mentally when you do not give up.
Your pal in low vision, Chuck.