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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

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

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.


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.

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


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