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Pearl Harbor Day and Other Thoughts

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

I was not yet born when the events of December 7, 1941 occurred, but, as long as I live, this date will not be forgotten. I spent the day, among other things, in reflection amd prayer and shed a few tears, as I always do.

I had a hearing test today as a beginning step to figure out what to do with my right ear tinnitus. I was amazed at the results and they shook me to my core. I will have a follow up exam in a couple of weeks to rule out any physical causes, but, the audiologist has a strong feeling what happened.

I have middle ear hearing loss which is permanent. The tinnitus may be caused by trauma and not of the concussion variety. The only things worse than the concussions are the head traumas I had as a child. Mother used everything and anything she could reach. My ears have been boxed, I know what a cast iron skillet or 1950s style high heels or a solid phone set feel against my skull. There's a lot more that happened that I no longer remember, but the damage seems to have been done and is permanent.

BF won't tell me, but he got some news from his oncologist today. He was crying when I came out of my audiology appointment...
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  • _LINDA
    I hope there is something they can do for you. So very sorry to hear about your BF who obviously got very bad news :-((
    Thoughts and prayers for you both
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    710 days ago
    I have nothing wise to say, but wanted to comment anyway so you'd know I'm thinking of you.
    710 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    It took me two days to visit and to really do the whole area of the Pearl Harbor tour and I still get emotional just thinking about the events that led to our history and such a tragic event. I, too am experiencing hearing lose in my right ear and will embrace whatever the doctor says and tells me to do. We cannot change the past and must gain a hold of our attitude. Every day is a new day. Let's enjoy the moments emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    711 days ago
    My prayers and thoughts are with both of you. All of us are here for you.

    711 days ago
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