Twenty Advantages of Living With Mr. T

Discussion in 'Support' started by Valentina, Apr 13, 2015.

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    1. Valentina
      No Mood

      Valentina Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Yes, advantages! Don't you think that we have some of them?

      1) We go to bed every night with a hope for the morning.
      2) We can always have a good excuse to refuse an invite.
      3) We can always say: "Oh sorry, I didn't hear you!"
      4) We have met all doctors of our town.
      5) Our ears have no secrets anymore.
      6) Some people talk about the sound of the universe. We can hear it!!
      7) We really know the meaning of please, be patient!
      8) There is nothing that can annoy us more than this.
      9) We know exactly what a kilohertz is.
      10) We became stronger than the others.
      11) We can hear an ambulance before the others can.
      12) White noise and pink noise for us are free.
      13) Our concentration power has no rivals.
      14) There is always someone thinking of us!
      15) After a MRI with that weird radioactive liquid inside, nothing can scare us anymore.
      16) When the radio isn't tuned right, we don't notice it!
      17) We are not able to listen to bad whispers against us.
      18) We represent 10% of the world population, so we are an elite of choosen people.
      19) When Mr. T is low, we are so happy that we'd kiss everyone around!
      20) We can be part of tinnitustalk.com!

      Before shooting me, try to add some other advantage and you'll see it is very therapeutic! ;)
       
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    2. astronomer
      Spaced

      astronomer Member

      Location:
      georgian bay,ontario,canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      i like # 6, as a stargazer who observes the moon stars and planets with telescopes,when i am out under the night sky canopy i hear the universe !
       
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    3. Beessie
      Relaxed

      Beessie Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      21-01-2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress? + badluck? Clubbing? IDK!
      Interesting point of view and definitely true!
       
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    4. Chelles
      Balanced

      Chelles Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2011
      I agree with number 20 I think this site is the only positive thing since I've gotten T. Thanks again @Markku ;)
       
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    5. Valentina
      No Mood

      Valentina Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      21) My boyfriend never yells because he knows it bothers me :p
       
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    6. Brianna
      No Mood

      Brianna Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US, NC (the progressive part :) )!
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      No clue - too many causes.
      No one can shoot you over the internet unless you've found a way :) . This forum is all about the freedom to express yourself. Your list reminds me of what I used to have to do when interviewing for a job (no tinnitus just hearing loss) and you look at the negative (negatives here) and turn them into positives. It's a great attitude and entertaining.

      All experiences with T will likely be different. No one here has my head, so it better be. Since I grew up with a hearing loss, I had too much experience with 2, 3, (5 I disagree with due to the complexity of the brain - they have a ton of secrets even after 1/2 a century), 8 YESSSSS (other than in my case a cochlear implant and I can't tell if T or the implant is more disconcerting), with a hearing loss in a busy and long career, 13 came first before the tinnitus, 16 comes with a hearing loss with and without T, lol 17 - hearing loss paranoia - completely normal. I may not understand all of it but if I hear my name, I am on high alert, 19 yup!, most importantly 20!!!! Rah!

      I'll add to this positive post, when I say I hear sounds in my head, I can't be taken to a psych unit and locked up :) .

      A fun post that allowed me to relive some interesting experiences in my life. Thanks.
       
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    7. Valentina
      No Mood

      Valentina Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      @Brianna 's
      22) When I say I hear sounds in my head, I can't be taken to a psych unit and locked up.
       
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    8. Brianna
      No Mood

      Brianna Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US, NC (the progressive part :) )!
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      No clue - too many causes.
      And laughter is the best medicine. If I can crack a joke on this forum and have people get it, I've done
      my part to brightening up this otherwise dark disease. Valentina, you're just my enabler for this :) , so please keep them coming.

      Ciao.
       
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    9. nills
      Barefooter

      nills Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      23; none of your friends will think it is rude when you visit them and ask what kind of thee they are cooking.
       
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    10. JohnnyMx
      Sunshine

      JohnnyMx Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Apr/2013
      24: Helps you put your foot on the ground about the value of health and life. Increases your life expectancy.

      Before T, i was a workaholic, overweight, stressed, ambitious sickly, high blood pressure, high sugar levels, i thought i was inmortal, arrogant.

      Today I'm healthier than ever (in spite of T), i take care of the best things in life, enjoy family, my sons and i work smarter not harder.
       
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    11. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Yeah, I still like burgers...Addicted even!
       
    12. JohnnyMx
      Sunshine

      JohnnyMx Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Apr/2013
      Jeje yes I like burgers also. I eat a burger once a month, and i enjoy it like heaven.
       
    13. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I have burgers like 2 times a week haha
       
    14. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I do have healthy burgers though! I get ostrich, kangaroo, wild boar or bison. They are much lower in fat when compared to beef and taste just as nice!
       
    15. JohnnyMx
      Sunshine

      JohnnyMx Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Apr/2013
      Carl's Jr Western Bacon Cheeseburger... you can poison me with that. jaja
       
    16. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      21) When we're cured we'd be the happiest people on earth and won't take life for granted!
       
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    17. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      "21) When we're cured we'd be the happiest people on earth and won't take life for granted!"

      I do not know why but this reminded me of something I was told.
      I went to a "healer/massage" person and this guy was blind , we were talking and I mentioned that I would rather lose an arm or something then have T and he said to me " Never bargain with your condition! Ever "

      It has stayed with me ...when I start thinking about how happy I would be if only ....
      I kind of do have the power to be happy now , hard yes , impossible ?
      Sure feels like it sometimes but I am already trying to embrace the good moments and I do not take life for granted.

      :)
       
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    18. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      If I lose an arm, then I couldn't play video-games...So no thanks lol....Anyway, tinnitus will be treated one day....Although, they can replace arms in the future...They also can cure blindness in the future...Where's my time machine lol
       
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    19. Beessie
      Relaxed

      Beessie Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      21-01-2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress? + badluck? Clubbing? IDK!
      Another one:

      - Never been so motivated to go to the gym and the feeling after it is much better than it was before.
       
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    20. Steve H
      Creative

      Steve H Director Staff Benefactor Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      York, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      We can get out of housework because the hoover is too loud.
       
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    21. RichL
      Inspired

      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Most of us will never again get noise induced hearing loss!
       
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    22. Beessie
      Relaxed

      Beessie Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      21-01-2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress? + badluck? Clubbing? IDK!
      This list is going to be awesome! Can you edit it @Valentina ?
       
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    23. astronomer
      Spaced

      astronomer Member

      Location:
      georgian bay,ontario,canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      tinnitus taught me to be a fighter !
       
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    24. Rhea
      Volatile

      Rhea Member

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Nah sorry Steve by BOSCH do a "super slient" model that is only 66db ....so You can't get out of that one ;)
       
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    25. Teri
      Artistic

      Teri Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/2014

      EXCELLENT POINT!

      In some ways I too, live my life much better. Thank you for reminding me of that.
       
    26. Brianna
      No Mood

      Brianna Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US, NC (the progressive part :) )!
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      No clue - too many causes.
      I have traveled the path with age and I agree with the healer/massage person. That's a very wise statement. Really, that's a great thing to remember for many of us on the forum who periodically feel like were going over the edge. There's always something even more devastating out there.

      Now, if countries would just acknowledge it is a disease and we willingly admit, "Yes, it's in my head," and physician-assisted suicide and medical marijuana should be allowed. Amen.
       
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    27. Brianna
      No Mood

      Brianna Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US, NC (the progressive part :) )!
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      No clue - too many causes.
      Sorta similar: I can mow the lawn after removing my absolutely, no question cochlear implant that creates louder T with off because I can totally feel the power of the lawn mower pulsating through my body, so I have little issue with tinnitus and complete focus on the lawn and hand-powered mower.
       
    28. geg1992
      English

      geg1992 Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure + Antibiotics
      More career motivated instead of wasting time and money going clubbing for example.
       
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    29. Quentino
      Tired

      Quentino Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      I totally agree. I a more simple way, when you have T you realize that the little annoying things you had in life are not so annoying, you are more tolerant about those.
       
    30. LifesABeach
      Depressed

      LifesABeach Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Wish I knew
      Please keep these sorts of threads coming, my friends!

      Unfortunately, I'm not now at the point where such threads can really do me much good; too stuck in trying to figure out how best to move forward after my latest setback 4 months ago (after having dealt successfully with T since '06). But I think that once I scramble around and get my sea legs again, seeing these sorts of threads will help me maintain some positive momentum.

      My problem now is stopping my slide downwards so that I can begin the climb again and I'll need something big for that. :-(
       
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