52 Weeks of Us

52 of Me: Eleven

This is where I sit and do my work, my office.  The view ahead a catalog of sustenance.  Coffee maker.  Oven.  Refrigerator.  And I sit here on a bar stool desperately in need of a healthy dose of WD-40 to keep it from making an infernal squeaking noise every time I even breathe.  Either that or one day I may throw it out the window.  Squeak.  Squeak.  Squeak.  As if the tinnitis in my left ear wasn’t enough drive me mad.

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  • Reply Nancy March 22, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Tinnitus: The sound that isn’t there for anyone except you. I tried Neuromonics (a specially designed music that you listen to for hours each day until you forget that the sound is there). $5,000 later, it’s not going anywhere! I keep NPR on in every room of my house and for the most part I don’t think about that persistent buzzing. But at times when I’m thinking about it (like now) it comes back full force.

    • Reply Katherine Lightner March 23, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      Wow, sorry to hear (!) you’ve been struggling with this as well. Mine all started with a really bad sinus infection and just won’t go away. I’m like you though, I keep music and other stuff on all the time just to drown it out. It’s those quite times like when I’m trying to get to bed that it’s the worst. And I’ve had my hearing tested and it definitely has affected it. Now I’m always asking people to repeat things.

  • Reply Amanda The Panda March 22, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Still not oiled those bloody stools?!

    • Reply Katherine Lightner March 23, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      No! Can’t figure out how to get the oil in there. Might have to take them apart. Grrrrr.

  • Reply Matma March 23, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I didn’t hear that coming! Saw something completely different in this picture. Oops wrong again!

    • Reply Katherine Lightner March 23, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      Nothing wrong, that’s the thing about art, people can interpret it and see whatever they want to see and everyone sees something different.

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