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Marilyn

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My son who lives in Colorado and his family have a family dinner tradition.  Every evening at the dinner table, they each get to tell 2 good things and 1 bad thing that happened during the day.  He limits telling a bad experience to 1 per person, knowing it's easier to focus on the negative than on the positive.  It's such fun to hear what my 3 granddaughters say about their day.

I think it would be a good idea for us message board "family" to do the same about our hyperacusis improvements and setbacks.

So, this is the "good thing, bad thing" thread ---  Tell us about your day!


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A few of you know I had a bad setback last Friday.  (Yes, I tend to push my sound tolerances too much too fast, in my haste to get well.  I finally get it. )

Here are my good things:
1. I'm happy to say that I'm almost back to 'normal' after the setback.
2. I have learned a lesson.  Lesson learned?  Hyperacusis recovery isn't like running a marathon.  I'll take baby steps, slowly improving my tolerances to sound.  Those baby steps will pay off.  In the race between the tortoise and the hare, who won?  I'm now a tortoise.
3.  Bad thing.  I miss my 2 little grandsons.  Because of my setback, I wasn't able to prepare Easter dinner and watch them hunt Easter eggs. 



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Good things -

1) It snowed 6 inches last night, and I enjoyed going out and shoveling the snow. We've had well over a foot of snow this April so far, more than in all of January when the temperature was in the 40 - 50's. I like snow, and it also cleared the pollen out of the air which was driving me nuts.

2) I've been enjoying this CD by Procol Harum. The latest offering from this classic rock band. Wish they'd keep on going, but nothing new since 2003.

The Well's on Fire

Bad things -

I still have Hyperacusis and Global Brain Sensitivity, for now.


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Wow, that's a lot of snow for April.  We had wind today, with gusts up to 50 mph.  I'll listen to Procol Harum.  Thanks for putting the link on.

Good things:
1.)  I got out in the wind to run errands without wearing my earplugs.  I've been working on slowly desensitizing my ears to wind.

2.) Got back in the saddle wearing my sound generators today.  Only did 10 minutes, but it was good.

3.)  Bad thing...sort of.  I hadn't been anywhere in 5 days until today since my setback.  I miss my old life. 

My pep talk for the day was, "Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional."


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Originally Posted by Marilyn
My pep talk for the day was, "Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional."


I like that.

Good things:
1) we had a tornado watch today and didn't have a tornado.  Had lots of thunderstorms though, which I LOVE.
2) Raided the leftover Easter candy at the store and pigged out on it

Bad thing:

I now have a tummy ache from pigging out on leftover Easter candy  

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I now have a tummy ache from pigging out on leftover Easter candy  



That brought a smile to my face.  Nothing tastes better than half price candy!

Good things yesterday:
1.) I've lost 5 pounds.  Since hyperacusis, I've done a lot of emotional eating and gained 30 pounds.  It's taken me since Jan. 1 to loose this first 5 because of the roller coaster eating, but I'm doing better.

Bad thing:
1.) Had a H headache and had my 'caged animal' feeling that I get from being tired of the isolation.

Good thing:
2.) Was able to stay fairly positive and give it to the Lord.  I didn't react the way I have sometimes, which is veggin out on the couch, watching TV, and having a snack.

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That brought a smile to my face.  Nothing tastes better than half price candy!


Ha ha... I agree.  The tummy ache was well worth it.  I may do it again tonight.  By the way... great job on the 5 pounds!!


Bad thing:  I really wanted to punch a lady in the nose today at work for popping her gum.

Good things:
1)  I didn't punch the lady in the nose.  LOL.
2)  A great friend at work (who knows about my problem) spoke up and told the lady how totally obnoxious popping her gum like that was, and that it irritated many people so to knock it off.  Even my friend is irritated by her.  She pops it like 20 times in a row and it's LOUD.  It literally scares you.  Ughh.   Thank goodness for great friends. 
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Wow, what a wonderful idea: list 2 good for every bad.


Good
1.  My hyperacusis continues to slowly improve, affecting my daily life less than in the past.
2.  I finally joined this great network a few months ago, after following its advice for several years.

Bad
1. My tinnitus is as loud as ever (although I usually do not not notice it, so not really that bad at all.)


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Great idea Marilyn.

Bad thing: went to a meeting last night at a church. The choir was practicing with bells. Then a group started playing Caribbean music very loud in the hall. We were in the library, with closed door I was able to stay.. I really had to as I was running the meeting.Was very worried about delayed reaction. I did have ear plugs in.

Good thing;  Very little delayed reaction, just a little more sensitivity than normal.

Good thing: An email that my son and two grandsons will visit on Saturday. It's been harder since one grandson works most Saturdays.

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Marilyn

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Gizmookie, Glad you have a good friend who would speak up about the gum-popper.  That was thoughtful.  It's comforting to have a friend who cares, even though I don't think they can truly imagine H; just to know someone cares really means a lot.  I have 2 friends like that.

Gardennut, That's encouraging to hear!  I'm hoping to slip into my church Sunday maybe 10 minutes, wearing my musicians ear plugs.  It's been almost 4 years now.  People have asked which I miss most, the preaching or the singing?  I've said the singing, lol.  I never realized how much singing worship songs in a group meant to me.  If I can slip in and listen during a song or two this week, I'll be very happy.

Good things:
1.)  This message board.
2.)  Babysat my grandsons, ages 2 & 4, 3 hours yesterday.  It was so good to see them!   I've missed them.  Hadn't seen them in about 3 weeks because of the H.

Bad thing:
Today I have a headache and right ear pain/fullness from little grandsons noise.  It was worth it!  I will skip today's wearable sound gen therapy and re-recuperate.


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