It’s so great to be able to hear! For about two weeks I have had a bit of a cold which blocked up my ears and affected my hearing. Initially it was very annoying but it is surprising how quickly one starts to adapt. There are certain people (those who voices are soft or quiet) that I started to avoid because I knew I wouldn’t be able to hear them. I started to avoid certain situations because I knew the background noise would make it even more difficult to hear. I smiled and nodded a lot because I got tired of saying, “pardon”.

On Thursday a nurse successful syringe my ears and suddenly I could hear again. It was amazing I didn’t realize what I had been missing. My voice even sounded different. When I drove down the street I couldn’t believe all the noises my car was making!

It is easy to take things for granted but this week I’ve become very grateful for the gift of hearing.