Saturday 11 December 2021


Yes, I have to admit it.   I am absolutely no good at all at  reading instructions.   I open the box holding whatever it is and my mind goes a blank - the words might just as well be in a foreign language.   What I have to do - and it doesn;t come easily- is figure it out for myself.   And so it is with my new hearing aids.   All evening I kept thinking that when I went to bed I had to take them out and switch them off.   They are not all that different from my previous ones - just a much better fit and a more up-to-date design.   It can't be that hard.   Can it?

Well yes it can actually.   I sat on the side of the bed and took them out.   So far so good.   Now how to switch them off for the night.  I looked at the design, I looked at the hearing aid and decided that they probably were off if the battery cases were open (I didn't deduce this - there was a drawing) so I opened the battery cases - similar to those on my old aids- and a peeping noise suggested I was correct.  And that was it for last night.   Not sure I have done it all right this morning - I can still hear much better than before but not as well as I could last evening.

There will come a day when I can manipulate them perfectly - but it won't be for a day or two I promise.

The other thing that happened in the night!!!- my regular carer comes dead on the dot of seven thirty and has usually finished and is ready to go an hour later = not five minutes short of the hour, not five minutes over.   My reserve carer, because she has more clients and works longer hours comes to me just after seven so I am always aware that I have to be up and the doors opened and the lights on nice and early.  This means I always seem to sleep lightly on th e week-ends my reserve carer is on.

This morning I woke and looked at the clock - it was twenty to seven - golly  I was a bit late up for C coming.'Slippers and dressing gown on, blinds opened, kitchen light on,    front door unlocked and outside light switched on to illuminate the step to the front door.   As I went back into the kitchen I caught sight of the clock - it was three o'clock.   I went round and did up all the things I had undone, turned off all lights and went back to bed and oddly enough straight back to sleep.   It's almost as though I dreamt it.

Semi final of Strictly this evening.   One couple will be out and next week will be the final.  I think we all feel the same - it would be good if nobody had to go - but competitions are not like that are they?I for one will be glued to the screen tomorrow night and I expect  if you are a watcher you will be too.






Sue in Suffolk said...

Yes I'll be watching and enjoying it all

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I'm sure you'll soon get used to the new aids, though I remember from my days as a care worker that the more modern ones can be rather small and fiddly. I once misread the clock and arrived at work an hour early.

Heather said...

It is difficult getting used to new things. Hope the hearing aids will soon become 'user friendly'.
Looking forward to Strictly tonight and I don't really want to say goodbye to any of them, though I do have favourites.

The Feminine Energy said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh.... I hate that when I do that too.... getting up, thinking it's time, and it's still the middle of the night!!! Did you manage to get back to sleep? Because I sure don't, when that happens. ~Andrea XOXOXO

Tasker Dunham said...

I'm the same. Always try to do things without reading the instructions.

Helen said...

My son lost one of his hearing aids earlier this week, stumbled on the walk home mistaking what he thought was his path entrance to a short cut home. We sifted through pine needles and leaves the next morning but could not find it. Loaners on Monday afternoon while a new aid is made for him. Oh my.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Andrea Yes, Miraculously went straight back to sleep and then woke up almost as she came!
Thanks for the enouraging stories you tell of getting used to new things.

Mary said...

I really dislike waking up during the night as it's so hard to get back to sleep. Luckily this hasn't happened recently but I've been having such crazy, intense dreams instead!

Hope you get the hang of your new hearing aids, sounds like they are doing a good job for you. . . . .when you have them in!

Anonymous said...

The instructions that came with my new aids are terrible, mainly diagrams that don't really tell me a lot.

And yes, the cacophony of new ones where suddenly you are getting stuff you didn't hear before and your brain has to learn to sort through it.

Frequently when I wake up at night and can't go back to sleep getting up and getting chilly helps.


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Pat,
Good luck in getting used to your new hearing aids!
Haha, I too woke up around 3:00 AM but when I went back to bed, I slept good.
Not easy at times for getting a sound night sleep...

Anonymous said...

For the first few nights of the week I feel like I sleep uneasily when I am on 'night duty' with my granddaughter.
These days electronic baby monitors are used, adding to the responsibility. Both her parents have to leave home at 5.30 a.m, for work and have very demanding jobs with a lot of responsibility- hence the much appreciated unbroken sleep for them. I am shattered by Wednesday and sleep like the dead during the day AND night when I come home. I'll think of you at 3 a.m.
All the best with the hearing aids. - Pam x

The Weaver of Grass said...

Started coming to bed early ths evening but got way laid by the computer and reading posts. Off to bed shortly. See you tomorrow. Just had an e mail to say a friend and her mother are coming to see me tomorrow afternoon.

Cro Magnon said...

My money is on Rose, although the two male dancers might swing it!

Derek Faulkner said...

Strictly was very entertaining with superb dancing from all the remaining contestants. I imagine that both Rose and John are being heavily voted for by the deaf and gay communities and the final will probably be won by one of those two.
I have favoured Rose all the way through and hope she wins.

Sue said...

Thank goodness you managed to get back to sleep. I wasn't so lucky one morning when I thought it was almost 6 o'clock so I cleaned my teeth, put the kettle on and generally got myself up for the day, sat down with my coffee and then realised that it was ten to four. Oh well I got a blog post done nice and early and had a nice long day that day.

Carol Caldwell said...

Rose has been my favourite all through. I would love to see her win. Hope you soon get used to the hearing aids.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Derek - I feel the same - she is inspirational and also a beautiful dancer.But like Cro I agree the two male dancers are superb.

Thanks everyone for your input.

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