I am really sorry. Thats sad.A very good friend of ours (hubby and I) committed suicide Thanksgiving evening. We had another friend check on him yesterday morning when we didn't hear from our friend throughout the weekend, and found him dead. (Gut instinct, especially since he was battling severe depression.) Just feeling numb now. I know the holidays are hard on those with depression.
You should just text the family member and tell them text works great to keep in touch and it isn't your fault or any reflection on you that you can't hear on the phone. Also video calls are great and no more trouble for the hearing.Thinking a little negative at the moment. A lot going on in the family. Also, going through my address book to write out Christmas cards. So many people have died, moved far away or I just don't vibe with any longer. Sad, but since I lost my hearing, I lost a few friends along the way.
So many large get together's, another one this Saturday. People, meaning my extended family mostly, totally forget that I am deaf and are getting ticked off at me for not being able to follow along....it is so LOUD with all of them around. Got a few negative comments from a family member about me not answering my phone when they call. I told them I do not wear my CI's while I am sleeping. This get together I'm thinking of wearing a name tag that says "remember I'm deaf". If they don't want to talk to me than fine.
well...I'd talk to you.. either by boogie board, paper, or a little sign (as I know you don't know any). I know how you feel though. My family get togethers are not as big as they once were growing up but even with the smaller sized family now it's still hard to follow along.This get together I'm thinking of wearing a name tag that says "remember I'm deaf". If they don't want to talk to me than fine.