Greetings to all and thank you

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by awbw8, Oct 26, 2013.

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    1. awbw8
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      awbw8 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2013
      Hello TinnitusTalk World,

      I feel like I know many of you, but you don't know me. I think, this evening, I feel strong enough to introduce myself.

      I developed t from a loud concert in April of this year, it's bee about six months. I was a disaster when it started. Like so many, I was inconsolable, depressed, plagued by panic attacks and anxiety, insomnia and disturbingly serious thoughts of suicide.

      In my endless query of the internet for all information available relating to my problem, I found TinnitusTalk and have been one of the thousands of silent readers out there benefiting from your research and conversation. I actually found Sarah's Garden (a non profit HBOT center in Ohio) though one of your threads and while it didn't stop the ringing, it was a healing place to be and I am so enormously grateful for that.

      I'm always working on living with tinnitus, as all of you know, that's a daily task. However, I'm trying to incorporate more gratitude into my life, and while I am not quite enlightened enough to say I'm grateful for my tinnitus, I am grateful for the opportunity it has given me to search for a deeper inner peace (of which I occasionally catch blessed glimpses), and to show gratitude for all the good things in my life.

      So I wanted to make a profile and say thank you to all of you. I have amassed a heaping helping of tinnitus knowledge in the last six months, from here, from experience and from everyone I've met and all I've read. I would say I am a little less a sufferer of tinnitus now and more a person who is living with it. The key word here being living, not just surviving. It's not that way every day, but it happens and that is a great gift. I hope I can give back those who are suffering here, and those who are just giving back to our little community with what I'm learning and experiencing.

      In pursuit of my own healing, and in an effort to make something good out of my tinnitus, I started a blog that more or less chronicles my experiences. It may be of no use to anyone but me, but if you're looking for books that this tinnitus person has found inspiring, my experiences with about a million different therapies (HBOT, steroids, anti-anxiety, anti-depression, herbs, acupuncture etc.) it's all there. I'm going to keep adding to it, so it will grow. If it gives even one person a little hope, then it would make me feel good. That said, I'm not selling or endorsing anything and I have no medical authority of any kind, just sharing my own journey in what is hopefully a hopeful, but honest way. I know I was desperate when I first came down with tinnitus, and I feel like every little shred of information helped, so hopefully, this will be a way for me to give back and sort through my own feelings. I hope this is okay to share here: www.hopeblog.org

      Here's to all of you. Thank you and may you all find the kind of healing you are searching for.
       
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    2. insane_inspiration
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      insane_inspiration Member Benefactor

      Location:
      India
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      Hello @awbw8. What a great introduction! I will definitely read through your blog posts, thank you for sharing your experiences in a detailed manner. :thankyousign:Have a great weekend. ;)
       
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    3. Sherri786
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      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Thank you awbw8 ! Will definitely check out your blog .
       
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    4. gary
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      gary Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Macomb, MI. USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who Knows
      Awbw8' I got about half way through your blog, will finish the rest over the weekend. Well done!
       
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    5. AnneG
      Cheerful

      AnneG Member

      Location:
      Philippines
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/13
      Thank you for this :) I'm reading your Blog right now :D
       
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    6. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Lovely introduction, awbw8! I've read some of your blog, and it is beautiful, and should give lots of people comfort. I particularly love the quote, "Don't just live with it, go out there and live!"

      Thanks for sharing this with us!
       
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    7. Riikka

      Riikka Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2007
      I also read one of your posts of the blog and it's really nice to read. I hope you keep on writing your blog!
       
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    8. awbw8
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      awbw8 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2013
      Thank you all so, so much for your kind replies and taking a look at my little blog. I cannot tell you how much it warmed my heart to wake up and see that people had viewed it and even left a couple of comments. I will definitely keep writing and sharing my journey.

      After reading so many of your posts, I'm a bit star struck (haha) to get responses back from all of you. Thank you!

      And these little emoji are cute and if I had a giant thank you sign I'd definitely feel grateful enough to spin around it, so: :thankyousign:
       
    9. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chardon, Ohio USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      I will be reading your blog and thank you for sharing.
       
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    10. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chardon, Ohio USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Can you tell me more about Sarah's Garden? Thanks
       
    11. awbw8
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      awbw8 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2013
      Hi Leah,

      Sarah's Garden is in Wauseon, OH. They're extremely good people who started a HBOT center after a family tragedy and in an effort to help those with the same affliction as one of their loved ones. I went there to try treatment a few months ago and they treated me like family.

      You can get the full story on them here: http://www.sarasgarden.org/about-us/

      I hope that helps!
       
    12. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chardon, Ohio USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Thanks
       
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