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    I need #Prayer

    Hello, I just joined. I’m Laurel.

    I had #Surgery on Wednesday for a #Cataract in my right eye. I had surgery on my left eye 2 weeks before. I have #Fibromyalgia , #chronicvertigo , #Deaf left ear and #HOH #HardOfHearing in my right ear, #MDD , #Anxiety , along with many other medical issues. My left eye was nice & easy. My right eye got a scratch on it in the first 24 hours, It has yet to focus. I have antibiotic eye drops along with the 2 anti-inflammatory drops. So many drops!

    I want my sight back so I can drive our daughter around. We #adopted our 2children from Russia in 2004. Our daughter has #FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). She is afraid to drive, so she still lives with us. Without sight, even with glasses, I can’t drive Gabby around. Please #Pray for my sight to become sharper.
    Thank you 😊

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    #CheckInWithMe #Disability #Deafness #HardOfHearing

    COMIC STRIP
    A Day in the Life of a PWD (Person With a Disability)

    Frame 1:
    A woman and her boyfriend are chatting with his friend.
    FRIEND: ...so I said "I didn't know that was actually a thing!"
    The boyfriend laughs.
    WOMAN: Oops, could you repeat that? I'm hard of hearing.

    Frame 2:
    FRIEND: Oh, nevermind. It's not important.

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    #CheckInWithMe #Disability #Deafness #HardOfHearing #Ableism

    COMIC STRIP
    A Day in the Life of a PWD (Person With a Disability)

    Frame 1:
    A hearing impaired cashier is ringing up a woman's groceries. A man approaches.
    MAN: Ya know, it's disabled people like you who take away jobs for normal people!

    Frame 2:
    CASHIER: So, should I quit, and let your taxes pay for me Disability benefits?
    MAN: Hell, no!

    Frame 3:
    CASHIER: Okay...should I live on the street, and beg to survive?
    MAN: Well, you don't hafta do that either...

    Frame 4:
    CASHIER: Okay, Sir, you've convinced me! I'll pack up my stuff and move into your place tomorrow!
    The woman laughs.

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    Auditory Processing Disorder

    Has anyone had any luck with hearing aids, ALDs, or literally anything else helping them hear and understand people when they're talking?
    I just received the Nuheara IQbuds² Max that I ordered. They're supposed to separate speech from background noise but no luck, so far. #AuditoryProcessingDisorder #CentralAuditoryProcessingDisorder #APD #Hearing #HearingImpairment #HearingAids #HardOfHearing

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    I am in the hospital. I Have Cancer. #Encourageme

    Hello, Mighty Warriors! After being treated by my GI for a horrible IBS-D flare for 4.5 months, I was admitted into the hospital yesterday evening. As it turns out, I have cancer that has mestastized to my liver.

    Two weeks ago, I became severely dehydrated and my husband took me to the ER. Through labs and a CT scan, I learned I had some type of liver disease. Yesterday, I had the recommended MRI and discovered it was cancer that had mestastized to my liver. Today, I’ll have a liver biopsy and more labs to find out where the cancer is originating from. It’s hidden. I am also expecting a visit from an oncologist later. How did I get here? Is there anything I could’ve done better? Did I not accurately describe my weakness, horrific stomach cramps, burning, spasms, and explosions in the bathroom? Was my 54 lb+ weight loss not enough to warrant more action earlier? What role did COVID-19 play? I ask because other doctors who would only see me virtually because of my chronic diarrhea (a symptom of COVID-19). I keep replaying the last 4-5 months.

    One thing’s for sure, I am thankful my husband finally took me to the ER, which got the ball rolling. This morning, I am preparing for the fight of my life. The hospital allows no visitors but docs have asked for an exception for my husband since I am hard of hearing. It’s very difficult to hear anyway and even harder with a “masked” healthcare team (who, by the way, have been wonderful and understanding). I really need him here with me. It’s a double whammy to get this news and then be whisked away.

    Your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated.

    #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #Fibromyalgia #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #HardOfHearing #HearingLoss #Cancer #LiverCancer

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    Guard my Life - Signed English and Interpreation

    A song for when you don't have the words or strength to pray.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gRuW0kUPQE
    I'm so encouraged by all the people who like 'Guard my Life'. It really is my hope and prayer that my music and experiences would be a blessing to others. Here is its official music video with beautiful signed English and interpretation by Deanna Scott from Signing for His Glory.

    #Deafness #HardOfHearing #Christian #Jesus #MentalHealth #BipolarDisorder #BipolarDepression #Depression #ChronicPain #Cancer #Anxiety #PTSD #CPTSD #Faith #Hope #SignLanguage #MightyMusic #Poetry

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    It's been awhile....

    So I haven't posted in quite some time but I hadn’t been able to work for over two years due to this demon we all know as Ménière’s but today I had my very first day starting a new work from home position that is more conducive to my current capabilities. My anxiety has literally been through the roof but I made it through ok & I’m excited to be becoming more self sufficient again. My mom (and daughter) have been my caretakers & biggest supporters but I’m sure they’re just as happy that I’m able to take some of my power back from this disease. ♥️ #Anxiety #MenieresDisease #HardOfHearing #workfromhome

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