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...