Joy of Joys!

– 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joked about quirks of concentration – wondered about the beginnings of dementia… all the while becoming increasingly withdrawn.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!


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3 Responses to Joy of Joys!

  1. Fran Macilvey says:

    Fantastic, Jane! Enjoy your new freedoms! XXX 😀

  2. Good for you! It’s amazing how things can slowly deteriorate without our noticing. My eyesight was becoming increasing bad but I just compensated by shooting my glasses up and down my nose like a mad cellist and increased the font size on my screen. Finally got new specs the other day and I can see, I can see!!

    • jbwye says:

      lYes, I’ve done that too, Selma! A word of warning. I went back for more tests a while after starting to use glasses, complaining my vision was blurring…. he examined my specs, gave them a good clean, and was visibly disappointed when miraculously I could SEE again!

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