Every day I live with a ringing doorbell in my brain. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. No vacation, no raise in my pay check, and no amount of alcohol will take the ringing away. My doctors call it Tinnitus. I call it a pain in the neck, a pain in the ass, … More Your Mind Will Give You Many Reasons You Can’t Do It. So What?
Recovery can give you new music, but first you have to embrace your silence. ___ He was a huge help. His uniform said “Security,” but he was more like a human GPS. I was late for an appointment, sweaty and in a bit of a panic. I walked up to his building and before I could even … More What Tinnitus is Teaching me About Recovery
My family bought a camping trailer and it made me feel young again. It’s like your big brother is right behind you making awkward noises, staring at you in the mirror and ready to flatten you if you do something stupid. __ People say that they love having a trailer, it makes you feel more alive. … More 13 Things I Learned from Buying a Camping Trailer
Imagine what silence Sounds like to me. It sounds like a glass of water, Cold and Now filling my mouth. It sounds like the massage Of rain on ground. It sounds like joy, To me. I imagine the silence and I am pulled. My soul holds the end and whispers. I imagine the silence And … More Tinnitus: Imagine the Sound
Imagine if the Tooth Fairy became the Stalker Fairy. I know, because it happened to me. Do your hear it? The ringing. If you are like most of us, you occasionally hear a faint, high frequency ringing in your ear. For most people, the noise will be a little like the Tooth Fairy, fluttering by occasionally … More 16 Ways to Cope with Tinnitus (aka Ear Stalking)