Daily Archives: February 19, 2013

Noise Sensitivity, Stress, Frustration

For the last few days I have seemed to be in a “grumpy” mood. At least that is how I FEEL… This was started by my noise sensitivity (I think), it must be getting worse, I hate it… Everything is so loud, startling, and there is so much noise in this house. Cupboards snapping shut, drawers and doors slamming shut, dishes clanking, voices, the TV, I just want to dig my ear drums out with a spoon! It’s almost inescapable! It has become a prison so now I “hide” in my room with my noise canceling headphones on like a bullet proof vest but guess what? If you are shot while wearing Kevlar your not going to die but your still going to the hospital with some broken ribs at the least. I talked to my neurologist about it and he said it is related to spasticity (sensitive startle reflex) and that there is nothing that can be done about it except prevention, avoiding loud noises. Not easy to do in a house of 6 people!

I Finally Finished Reading a Book

So it took me like a year but a nurse I had when I was in the hospital just insisted that I pick this book up, she was a huge fan, she got her book signed by the author and everything. I did not have that high of expectations for such a novel but decided to humor her and get the book. Unfortunately, I had to stop reading after a while as my vision was crumbling but the other day I finally picked it back up, I had just a few chapter left, I was so close it had been bugging me! After just two nights of reading I finished it (just now), I finally finished it, I am not offering a review here but simply stating that it feels good to have finished a book when I was so unable to see before. I hadn’t even the attention span to read a single paragraph, but now? Now I am done. So I suppose I have to start a new one soon yeah?