This week, on the 31st, is the 1 year anniversary of my hysterectomy! To "celebrate" I want to share some stories about my hysterectomy- my IUD story, why I decided to have a hysterectomy, about adoption/not wanting kids, an in depth post about my hysterectomy on the 31st and the 8 weeks post op, and… Continue reading Its My One Year Hysterversary Week!
The day I found out about my hearing loss, I decided to start learning sign language. At that point, I didn't know if the hearing loss was stable, or if it would progress. All I knew is that I needed to learn to sign. I went home, Googled "American Sign Language free sites", and started… Continue reading Deafness Part 3: Sign Language
How Deaf People Enjoy Music (video) Just because a person is deaf doesn't mean that they don't like or listen to music. There are so many factors that go into that, which I don't have the ability to fully explain. In the video above, Cobi Sewell explains what he can hear and how he listens… Continue reading My Life With Music
There was a time when I wasn't political and only new the basics about politics. I was informed enough to make a comfortable decision during my first presidential election. This time around, I armed myself with information. As soon as I saw that Trump was running, I knew things would be a disaster. I wanted… Continue reading Love Trumps Hate
Getting my hearing aids was definitely a process. I couldn't afford them, and the health insurance I had didn't cover them. By the way, did you know that many insurances don't cover hearing aids because they are deemed "cosmetic". Yeah, I call total bullshit on that. I was able to qualify for help through vocational… Continue reading Deafness Part 2: Hearing Aids
On June 9th, 2011, I found out I was going deaf. I went to see an audiologist after a friend noticed that I was saying "what" a lot more than usual, and couldn't understand her even after she repeated herself multiple times. It took a while for me to get my primary care physician (at… Continue reading Deafness Pt. 1: My Deaf Story
Hi, my name is Shelby, I'm 25, and I'm deaf, chronically ill, and disabled. I am lucky enough to be on Medicare and Medicaid. My main condition is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type. Because of hEDS, I have joint dislocations and subluxations, hyperextentions, joint hypermobility, syncope and near syncope, Interstitial Cystitis, Fibromyalgia, degenerative disk disease, chronic… Continue reading Sick and Disabled and Relying on Health Insurance