– I’m part of this world again!
Isn’t it amazing how little things turn into big things, and make such a difference?
Before, I didn’t know what I was missing, although I’d become aware that something was deteriorating. I put it down to old age creeping up on me, and joked about quirks of concentration – wondered about the beginnings of dementia… all the while becoming increasingly withdrawn. Feeling isolated.
Seeking comfort in my computer and the internet.
Now – I’m reminded of the presence of little birds as I walk to the bus stop. The movement of people and things around me take on new meaning.
I cannot keep the secret from you any longer – it is easier to follow programs on the telly; the car radio has reached a new dimension with surround sound; at choir practice I can actually hear people singing the different parts, and my voice rings clear in my head – though it’s taken a few days to get used to the volume.
Yes! I’ve got hearing aids in both ears, and I rejoice in every background noise.
Welcome world – I belong once more!