Wednesday, June 27, 2007

JU'S GOOD NEWS

Okay, this isn't exactly "baby news" -- but after you read it, you'll see why I'm choosing to comment here. On Monday, I had to go to the ear/nose/throat doctor because I have an ear infection in my "deaf ear". While I was there, I discussed my hearing difficulties with the doctor and he ordered up some tests, which they did right then. I failed miserably, as I've never been able to hear anything in my right ear. But then the doctor attached this one object behind my ear, placed the headphones on, and tried a couple of the tests again. For the first time ever, I heard sounds in my ear!!! I got the words in the speaking test all wrong, mistaking "felt" for "silk" and "street" for "meat", etc, but the point is that I could hear! The end result is this: according to the doctor, I'm a great candidate for a hearing aid. This is totally thrilling to me, especially now that hearing aids are so discreet, sitting right down inside the ear canal. I called my mom to share the joy and she told me to get the best one and she'd pay, which is unheard of. Anyway, this is a relief in so many ways because I've been worried about my ability to hear the baby crying and such once s/he comes along. R and I have been around babies that were crying from another room and while everyone could hear it, I could not. It's terribly frustrating and worrisome, but maybe now I won't have to worry so much!

5 comments:

TrevorFSmith said...

You'll be able to better hear the baby AND occasionally turn the hearing aid down when R's on night duty and you need to sleep.

Score!

Merr said...

Hey that is way good news! Thanks for sharing!

jay said...

Ju, could you email me directly at jayandvee(at)gmail.com, please? I've a suggestion I'd like to share with you if I may :o)

Holly said...

This is wonderful news!
Congratulations Ju!!

Amanda said...

Oh man, that's great relief. Congrats on working out the problem!