do you think that one of the reasons that you have been quiet and shy is because you do have difficulty hearing? someone had mentioned that to me...like maybe one of the reasons i stopped liking to sing...or why i don't like going to church like i used to is because of my hearing...but i just didn't realize it. just a thought...
i found out that next friday i'm going to be meeting with an audiologist...i don't know if i'm getting a set of hearing aids that day or just something else to help...we'll see what happens i suppose. i'm excited...but very scared. it's right before the day that i move back in for college...yikes!
what about you? are you sick because of everything that's going on? need to get you involved with some groups too to make you feel better! *hugs*
hand in there!
i know exactly the frustration you've been going through...it sucks, but trust me, it'll turn out! i know what you mean about "slipping away"...i was thinking back to how i used to be...i used to talk people's ears off (excuse the dark humor)...i was always involved in EVERYTHING at school...now i look at myself, and i'm quiet, i stay to myself...i don't over-extend myself like i used to...all because i'm scared of not hearing. just think of the new life hearing aids will give us both though! we'll actually be able to hear what's going on...and we'll be able to live a real life! did you go to your audiologist appointment?
It IS good that you're getting them! You'll have to let me know how it goes!
I had my meeting today with OVR...it didn't go well. I don't think they're going to be able to help me with financing a set of aids...so I may have to go about it all on my own. We'll see what happens. I don't know when I'm going to be able to get them now.
Hang in there. I really think you'll realize how much of a difference they'll make...I'm experiencing the opposite where I'm getting upset each time I realize how much I AM missing! Ya know? So I'm just psyched to get them at this point if I can...you'll be realizing WITH having the hearing aids all that you've missed! It'll be amazing! I can only imagine!
Do you know what style and all you're getting yet?