TGIF — Good News, Bad News

Paula Light, at Light Motifs II, has this prompt she calls TGIF. She encourages us to take this opportunity to openly chat or jabber about anything we want.

On a personal note, I’ve got some good news to chat with you about this Friday. I have graduated from a needing a walker to get around to using two canes like one would use walking sticks. I can walk faster using the canes than with the walker, and I can maneuver around things easier, so that’s some decent progress with respect to my hip rehabilitation.

The other bit of good news is that I actually drove a car today for the first time since mid-January. I accompanied my wife for her annual appointment with an ophthalmologist — well, supposedly annual, but because of the pandemic, it was her first “annual” visit since 2019 — and she had to get drops in her eyes. That meant I had to drive us home. That was fun!

But I also have some not so good news to share with you. I’ve worn hearing aids since April of last year and they’ve been great. Until last night, that is. Suddenly I’m not hearing any base sounds, only treble, and that makes everything I hear sound brassy and tinny, including my wife’s voice. And when we’re watching TV, the actors’ voices either sound tinny or it sounds like they’re whispering.

I’m not happy about that. I have an appointment with my audiologist this afternoon. She said they first want to give me a hearing test to rule out that my hearing has further betrayed me, of if, in fact, the issue is with the hearing aids themselves. I hope it’s the latter and they can fix it.

And on that note, happy TGIF, everyone.

9 thoughts on “TGIF — Good News, Bad News

  1. Paula Light May 12, 2023 / 3:29 pm

    Yayyy for the walking sticks! Boo on the hearing aids ~ hopefully an easy fix 🤞🏻🤞🏻

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  2. Wiwohka May 12, 2023 / 3:58 pm

    Awesome news about your hip, and I pray God give your docs wisdom and bless their hands. I hope your visit will help.

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  3. rugby843 May 12, 2023 / 4:10 pm

    Hey!  Good luck. I also have good news that my cholesterol level went down to 196.  That’s huge for me and my medicalhistory/inheritance 🥳. 

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

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  4. Sadje May 12, 2023 / 4:34 pm

    Good news about walking with a stick. I hope it’s a n issue with the hearing aids, and not with your hearing.

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  5. Marleen May 12, 2023 / 5:50 pm

    Congratulations on
    able to drive!

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  6. bushboy May 12, 2023 / 11:50 pm

    After reading the first good news (congratulations) 👍😀 I thought the next one was going to be driving home incident. I commend your wives bravery. I bet on the aides being bung and hope they are still under warranty

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  7. Ruth May 13, 2023 / 12:59 am

    Good news on the mobility front – and fingers crossed the hearing issue is due to a fault in the hearing aid, not the ear 🙂

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  8. Marilyn Armstrong May 13, 2023 / 1:04 pm

    I hope it’s the aids and not your ears. I’m better is IS the aids because it was sudden. Generally when hearing goes, it takes at least a month or more.

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