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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Your Dying Spouse 659 - Say WHAT? {FMF}

I don't hear so good these days. Guess I need glasses.

Seriously, severe pain does interfere with hearing, and sometimes with processing what I've heard. As the pain ramps up, voices get far away, and distorted, and eventually everyone souns like Donald Duck on a bad phone connexion.

As an example...in this famous clip from the film version of Oliver Twist, what did you really hear?

I’ve always thought that Oliver Twist
had a South Pacific aura;
I mean, how can a bloke resist,
“Please, sir, I want Samoa?”
Hearing loss has got me shook,
not quite sure of what I’ve heard;
but I was glad to find that drinking book
called “Tequila Mockingbird.”
If you’re a fan of Petula Clark,
that lovely singing English lady,
then perhaps your heart will hark
to the strains of Downton Abbey.
And if flatulence is an easing friend,
may I suggest – Gone With The Wind.

Music, of course, from Petual Clark, with Downtown.

If anyone wants an update...yeah, worse. You know that space above your collarbones, that's supposted to be indented? Mine's convex, which means I can no longer raise my hands above my head if ordered to surrender...

...which means, I guess, I'll have to just fight it out.

Yee ha.

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  1. pain does make the hearing and processing more difficult. Patience.

    1. Indeed it does, Annette, and patience is indeed the key. Thank you for being here, and please pardon my tardy reply.

  2. I understand coping with constant/chronic pain. Just had a complex spinal fusion and for the first time in some while, my pain has subsided. And pain does affect the hearing. Praying for you.

    1. Gosh, Sherry, that's quite an experience. You're in our prayers as well, and we send praise that the pain is subsiding.

      And please forgive my late reply.

  3. Good morning Amdrew, may God comfort you and meet you in the deepest valleys of pain. In Christ, Julie

    1. Julie, thank you so much for this, and please excuse my tardy reply.

  4. So sorry to hear about this latest challenge. As always I love your positive attitude and fighting spirit. Praying for you!

    1. Lesley, thank you so much for the kind thoughts, and especially for the prayers...and please forgive my tardy reply!

  5. Again, you have made me laugh, Andrew! You certainly have the gift of hospitality with your words. You show us how to still laugh and enjoy life even through the pain. Thank you so much for continuing to share your life with us all. Blessings and love to you, Barb and the doggies! xo

    1. Gayl, I'm so glad you enjoyed this! Life is still fun; things are worse that they were even when I wrote the post, but I can still laugh and enjoy my life.

      Love and plessings back, and please excuse the late reply.

      xo from all!

    2. No problem. You don't even have to reply and I will understand. I forgot to mention that I love listening to Petula Clark and even did some karaoke,(at home with my family) singing "Downtown" and the movie "Oliver" is a favorite.

  6. (((((Andrew)))))

    Annie in Texas

    1. ((((((Annie!))))))

      Thank you for being here! (And please pardon my late reply.)

  7. Stephanie, thank you so much! The hearing loss is a pain, but the joys of life so outweigh it.

    Thank you for being here!