Thought I Lost My Earplugs, and Made an Utter Fool Out of Myself

Discussion in 'Support' started by aot, Apr 7, 2021.

    1. aot
      Depressed

      aot Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016. Worsened 11/2019.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound induced, worsened due to noise expouse + flu.
      This happened a little under two hours ago, and I feel like a total jackass.

      Everyday, I grab my earplugs (in their case) from my TV stand and put them in my pocket. I always make sure my earplugs are where I put them, especially because this version is discontinued and I can't buy them anymore. I've tried several different designs/brands, but this is the only pair that fits.

      But I can't find them. They aren't there. I tear my room apart and I can't find them.

      So I start freaking out, I go downstairs because that was the last place I had them because I was wearing them while doing the dishes yesterday. I look everywhere, and I can't find them.

      I start panicking even more, and I realize that I can't get to work without them. If I don't go to work I'll get fired and I can't call out because I already have too many points.

      I start hyperventilating, crying and hitting myself. I can't breathe. This is straight up, 100%, a full blown episode in front of my family all over my earplugs (which I can't even go farther than the mailbox without because I start to panic.)

      Thankfully my sister found them under the couch (how the hell they got there, I have no idea.) And my dad will help me split the cost of a custom pair of earplugs, but I still fel like such a damn drama queen.

      Just needed to vent.
       
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    2. ajc

      ajc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2002; spike 2009; worse 2017-18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music - noise damage
      That's one of those things normal people might think is odd but none of us would ever think of you as a fool.
      That's great. What brand of customs are you getting?
       
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    3. FGG
      No Mood

      FGG Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Multi-factorial
      My God is this accurate.
       
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    4. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      aot
      Depressed

      aot Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016. Worsened 11/2019.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound induced, worsened due to noise expouse + flu.
      Not sure yet. I need to discuss the particulars with my ENT.
       
    5. Digital Doc

      Digital Doc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      "If you have two, you have one. If you have one, you have none."

      I would suggest a few backup alternatives if getting to work depends on earplugs.
       
    6. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      aot
      Depressed

      aot Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016. Worsened 11/2019.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound induced, worsened due to noise expouse + flu.
      As I mentioned in my post, I have tried other plugs and none work for me, and I'm getting customs made.
       
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