Sunday, June 3, 2012

Longing for the Sound of Silence

I dearly miss the sound of silence and I mean that in a couple of different ways. For about 6 months now, I have been troubled by my right ear.  It has that plugged up, won't pop feeling.  I've done everything that I can think of to "unplug" it.  The doctors think it could be one of two options: 1.  Mucus trapped in there.  Grrr to that I say.  I've taken decongestants, which I detest taking medications.  I've also proven that a person can drown with a dropper full of water.  Especially when you tip back your head a drop it in and sniff at the same time.  It's suppose to help break up the mucus but let me tell you, if it goes wrong, you think you will die by drowning.  It's awful but better than the second option.

  TMJ - I've had trouble with my jaw joint for ages now.  It's thought that it may be shifting back and pinching something.  Treatment seems to be wearing a night guard (check) and visiting the chiropractor whom does the adjusting in your mouth...right by your gag reflex.  It's an retching affair.  With all that being as it is, I've decided to live with it.  The absolute worse part about it is the "ringing" that is a constant noise.  Also annoying is that all the external sounds are muffled and all the internal sounds are amplified.  Don't even try eating a potato chip and watch a movie, all you will hear is crunch, crunch, crunch.  But there is a silence that I even miss more.

I've have already raised three sons, in what seems like another lifetime ago.  During high school, they had their own band.  They called themselves "Sound of Silence".  Which was ironic because they were a metal/screamo/emo band.    I loved every practice session and show that they had.  They have all grown into wonderful men and one of them is still playing in a band (Jenova).  I just miss the good times we had. 

In their honor I have posted a few Indie bands for your consideration:

Cockeyed Ghost


PS- I'm the glass is half full type of person and the best thing that I can think of about being half deaf - I can almost completely block out the hubby's snoring by burying my good ear in a pillow.  Yay for pillows!