Most people would sit and mope for a long time, but you are one of the rare ones that don't do that.
unfortuantely hearing loss, deafness is a silent disability so to speak. so many don't understand it, nor do they take the time to want to converse or carry out a conversation.. i use to be pretty much extroverted as it has worsen to the point it is now i have become more intorverted. life is good though and i try not to let others ignorance bother me. I look @ everyday as a blessing and just keep going forward
Yesterday I got passed by a guy on a nice road bike with no legs below the knee. Two artificial lower legs and feet. His legs and feet were half carbon fiber. He went 18mph for a while. It looked like he had bike shoes and was clipped in. I was impressed.
I've put up with the snickers/laughing/mocking for the last 42 years. It is easy to dismiss strangers behaving like that, but it is infuriating when employers, co-workers, and family members do it. I had the implants put in in order to improve my hearing....all because I am doing everything I can to hear as much as I can.Quote:
I don't know if you ever get use to the snickers and people laughing when you misunderstand,however i just take it in stride
unfortuantely hearing loss, deafness is a silent disability so to speak. so many don't understand it, nor do they take the time to want to converse or carry out a conversation.. i use to be pretty much extroverted as it has worsen to the point it is now i have become more intorverted. life is good though and i try not to let others ignorance bother me.
Deafness is not such a big deal until you need employment. The world looks at deaf people as dysfunctional, unable to do anything. We spend a lot of time proving to everyone that we can do the same things, and it is draining. Even the director of the local bicycling club expressed grave concern about me joining. You don't need to hear in order to ride a bicycle.
The guy in the company that hired me, ended up getting fired for embezzlement.
My wife looked at me today and said "There's no way you're going to make it to December without riding, is there?" She's a smart woman...
I am constantly amazed by the human body's ability to heal.
Spend a couple of weeks not doing something and then bang, you're wrecked for months. I am still trying to recover from my hip replacement in June.
Folks, where are the ride reports? Where are the stories of our adventures? I can sit and moan with the best of them, but, really, do we want this forum as "all cripples, all the time?" I gave up posting to the National Scoliosis Foundation boards partly because so many people wore pain and disfigurement and victimhood as a badge of honor. Let's not live up to the stereotype able-bodied people give us.
Trust me, as soon as I can ride again, I will be posting up reports... :)