Apr 2, 2012

Ring the Bells!

What a glorious day! A shining sun! Flowers in bloom! For the first time in 15 1/2 months, my non-stop tinnitus has stopped: going on three hours now. Hallelujah!

6:15 a.m. We sat in the living room watching Joyce Meyer on television. The high-pitched screeching in my right ear grew louder and louder. And then it stopped. I didn't want to move. Breathing shallow, afraid that it would start up again, I stayed still for at least twenty minutes. Then the tears came. I knew that no matter how long it lasted, I'd remember and be grateful for the quiet that surrounded me. The peace.

If you haven't experienced tinnitus, you just won't understand. Consider yourself very lucky. If you have, you get it. You know how it feels to be distracted 24/7 by a piercing sound that no one else can hear. Carrying on conversations with people becomes difficult. Masking the noise is a priority. I did whatever it took to quiet the ringing. I often used food to help alleviate the sound, especially at night.

People with mental disorders may hear voices. People with tinnitus hear ringing or screeching, depending on the severity. In both cases, the brain shares space with an evil sound that takes away from the quality of life. The shrill ringing might come back to me at any second. If it does, it certainly would do me good to find a better way of dealing with it. ;D

A bit overweight and very happy, I sit in my quiet office. Today reaches out to me. I'm taking it all in.

Ring the bells!


  1. Miracle to be sure. Here today, gone 15 1/2 months.

  2. Just wanted to thank you for dropping by The Storialist and commenting. :)

    1. I enjoy your poetry; you have a great gift! :D