Saturday, February 03, 2007

Eh? Wossat?

Until further notice, I won't be doing any of the following:

  • watching tv
  • listening to music
  • listening to the radio
  • holding conversations
  • socialising
  • chatting on the phone
  • attending the writers' group
  • walking down the road without being paranoid that I'm not picking up essential signals
  • ditto re shopping
  • responding to people who talk to me fom another room
  • ditto re those who talk behind me
  • ditto re those who mutter, murmur or mumble
I will, however, be doing plenty of the following:

  • reading
  • writing
  • blogging
  • being irritable
  • appearing to ignore people
So, what's this all about? Well, you see my Eustachian tubes never grew up, with the result that they don't drain properly, leaving me ultra vulnerable to ear infections and sustained periods of deafness. Some excellent homoeopathy a few years back worked wonders, but that last virus proved too much for me poor tubes - I have about 5% hearing right now. This could last days or weeks before it clears.

If you only know me via the blogosphere, it will be business as usual. If you know me in Real Life, you'll now understand why I seem to be giving you the cold shoulder. I simply didn't hear you ...


Marie said...

You had me worried, Debi. I wish you a speedy recovery.


Unknown said...

Oh dear Debi, I hope it's days rather than weeks.

Unknown said...

I SAID (for the third time)GET WELL SOON!

Anonymous said...

Hope you're well soon, Debi, with hearing back to normal. I was going to flip on the caps-lock, but I see Minx has already tried that. Wish I could cook up a spell...

Suzan Abrams, email: said...

Really sorry to read this Debi. Hope you're better soon.

I remember long ago a friend who got into the bus with me. The driver mumbled something at her. She simply
walked past. He started to shout at her. Had no idea she was deaf. Some of the difficulties she had to put up with. I never forgot that.

take care.

Saaleha said...

Get well real soon! If I could develop selective deafness I would do a lot more writing. I wouldn't be able to hear the brood murder one another. Oops, gotta go, They're at it again :-)

Unknown said...

Hope it clears up for you soon, Debi!

Debi said...

I hate it! I should really have warned you all - when it comes to being deaf I'm Mrs Grumpy, winner of the Grumpiest Person in Grumpyville award and lifelong President of the Grumpy Assoc.

I was going to do a post on just why it's so awful and alienating but then I'd probably lose all my friends and have to be gumpy all the time, even when I'm not deaf ...

Confucious Trevaskis said...

Nothing wrong with keeps the weirdo's away!
Hope you rever soon.......

Meloney Lemon said...

LOCKED my ears are locked!
Locked? No BlOCKED!
Sit at the front
I still can't hear.
Whats 8x12
I've no idea.

I'll bet you're not as grumpy as H - whose lightning flashes of sheer frustration illuminate the whole street. (We don't need even the energy saving bulbs.)

Really hope it clears soon xxx

Debi said...

I can totally relate to H's frustration and suspect I'm at least as bad ...