First of all, I don’t think I broke my nose more, for those who saw that anxious post last week. I think it was just really bad swelling. But I am accident prone, because yesterday I fell off a ladder onto a pile of broken bricks and had to have my elbow stitched up.
I got these cool bone conduction headphones, that transmit sound directly through the bones of your head to your inner ear. Instead of going over your ear they sit just in front of it. I was hoping it would help with my hearing problem but it didn’t really.
I finally got an appointment with someone for next Monday (not the actual doctor, but his assistant or something). I’m not very confident they’ll be able to help me, but maybe a second hearing test will turn up something. I just hope they don’t say something like, ‘It’s normal’, ‘It’s nothing’, or ‘You’re making it up’, which from reading other people’s accounts it seems a lot of specialists do when they come across something they don’t understand or haven’t heard about.
It’s still causing me constant distress and I desperately need to find a way to either come to terms with it or relax or something. I know it’s not nearly as bad as any number of things that could happen to me, but I just want to hear clearly and sound like myself. How do I uproot that fundamental desire/expectation?
I treated myself to an early Christmas present today, and finally got the two volume set of Indian Philosophy I’d been drooling over at the secondhand bookstore for ages. I also found this absolutely gorgeous edition of the Imitation of Christ.
I found some new flatmates for next year, and met up with them today to organise shit. They’re really cool and we all seem be on the same page about things. I think it could become a really nice home (“from now on we’re family!”).
Apparently I won some sort of award for my Philosophy classes and I’m going to this end-of-year get-together thing tomorrow to collect it. Though I think it’s just for teachers/staff plus the award recipients so it should be interesting.