This video is about a little girl growing up and not finding out she was deaf till she was 3 years old.
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything on here. Most of my articles were written back in 2013. Seems like the older I get the less I write as I am spending a lot of time with Douglas. He just wants a ton of attention. As a working hearing dog, he still […]
In my past I’ve experienced some strange encounters of the unknown. When I was in college, over 25 years ago, I had a very disturbing experience. A friend took me to Galway Lake to spend the weekend in a cabin. It was in the middle of the woods, with no electricity, phones or lights. And there were no neighbors or people. This place was spooky at night, it was pitch black. But we would go fishing at the lake there on the rowboat during the day and that was fun. The cabin was so old, it looked like it was built in the 1800’s. My friend’s family owned it. Well one night I woke up in the middle of the night and looked up. There was a 7 foot man that had on a t-shirt and jeans and he looked like one of those old timer-timber men that chopped wood. If you ever watch those really old black and white movies, he looked like a man from the past that lived out in the woods. Well I thought this man broke into the cabin, and he looked right at me and had angry RED eyes. Once I saw his eyes, I knew he wasn’t human. He looked terribly angry and I screamed and woke my friend up. I couldn’t look anymore as I was terrified. I hid under the covers till the morning. And I asked my friend to get me out of there and to take me home first thing. I got myself and my stuff out of that cabin as fast I could and never went back. That place was haunted. By the way my friend never saw the ghost, just me. He even tried to convince me that I was seeing things. Since it was so frightening, I would feel better trying to convince myself it was my imagination. Except it was not, I was sitting up and I saw it.
As the years went by, people kept on telling me there’s no such thing as ghosts. Okay, so I denied what I saw, I kept trying to tell myself it’s not real. But then why can’t I convince myself it’s not what I really saw? However as time went by, I forgot about that frightening experience and led myself to believe there are no ghosts. That wasn’t too hard to do, until I saw another one, then my beliefs went down the drain. My grandmother passed away several years ago and I went to Cocoa Beach, Florida to the funeral. At the service, my uncle gave a speech. He was trying not to cry as he read the words. Her name was Mrs. Rosenblum and she was the owner of about 5 Stuff To Wear stores all around Florida. He said that grandma does not want us to cry, she wants us to be brave and happy, no matter what happens. Well I cried anyway, she was gone. I took a plane back home and some of her furniture was shipped to my place including her t.v.
One night I went to bed and I cried for hours, as I knew I would never see her again, or as I thought. I fell asleep then at 3 in the morning I woke up and felt that some one was in my room. Now why do these spirits always got to creep up on us in the middle of the night? Why not during the day or in a public place where there’s people to protect us? Why do they only appear when we are all alone in the middle of the night in a dark place? I hate that. It’s almost as if they want to play hide and seek when we are sleeping and that is the worst time to do it. Anyway I looked straight at my window and there was something standing in front of it, next to my bed. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I thought no way, the window is supposed to be there. Nope I looked up and there was a 7 foot tall woman wearing a long black cape with a hood. It looked like she was talking to me, but I had my hearing aids off, so I didn’t hear her. She just looked at me like she was expecting an answer. This woman seemed to know me and did have a kind appearance, but I could not see her face, she looked down. She was only a foot away and was standing right next to me. I’m thinking, oh my god, there is no such thing, but yet, there was something, in my room, a spirit of someone. I froze with fear. Yes, I knew she was kind and was not there to hurt me, she just wanted me to stop crying, like my grandma said. And oh boy, I quit crying. Then I reached for the light, as I thought what is this? And the woman looked startled and she ran around my bed and out my room. I turned on the lights and ran after it, and it disappeared. I checked the whole house, nobody broke in and my daughter was deep asleep. She meant no harm, she was probably concerned and just wanted me to stop crying. She also wanted to send me a message to let me know that I will see her again. I knew that. After that experience, I didn’t know what to believe anymore. I just decided to leave the answers in the unknown and to leave this as a mystery. Believe me, I was so scared to be in my room after that happened. I didn’t sleep in my room for half a year because it scared me. Yes I know I shouldn’t be afraid, she was just looking out for me. But that was way too creepy and spooky for me to handle. Knock on wood, I never saw it again, and I am still in the same room where it happened. I am okay. And yes I do sleep in my room now.
Hearing aids are one of the greatest inventions for the needs of the deaf. I would be lost without them. The only times when I don’t wear them is when I’m in the pool, or sleeping, or my ears are sore. They can feel uncomfortable at times, but I am used to it. When I was a kid, I had to get a few stitches in my right ear. It seems like the rubbing of the ear molds on the ears can agitate it a little bit. Every 5 years,the audiologist sends me in for a hearing test to get an update on my hearing. When I was little my hearing loss was about 75% in my left ear and 80% in the right. This year I had two hearing tests done at the audiologist. They told me my hearing has gotten much worst. per hearing aid, so that’s a total of 3,000 all together. So that is a blessing.
Sometimes they do break. And it is expensive getting them fixed. I always save an old pair on hand in case this happens. I really don’t want to go without wearing the hearing aids, I can’t hear anything if I don’t. When they are not on, it feels like all the sounds are being shut off. Then I feel uncomfortable going anywhere without them on. Mainly because I can’t hear voices, or talking, things like that. I feel lost. It’s the similar feeling of listening to your favorite music then someone shuts it off and you can’t hear it anymore. You’re feeling disappointed. Things I can hear without hearing aids, are doors that slam, or anything really loud. Like things being dropped to the floor, or any kind of banging sound, but that’s about it. If someone were to talk right into my ear close up, I would hear that. Strange isn’t it?
All my life I always wished I wouldn’t have to wear hearing aids anymore. Up to this day, I still can’t hear without them, so wearing them is a must. They make me feel so different from others. Almost like a bionic robot. When I was little I was ashamed of being seen with them. It just felt weird because I was the only kid in the school that wore hearing aids. It was almost embarrassing for me. When I first got them I had dreams of having a radio button being installed on my hearing aids, and always thought that would be so cool. Well that never happened. As I grew up, lots of people didn’t know what hearing aids were. Sometimes I would have to explain to them what they were used for and so on. Up to this day, I still don’t want to be seen wearing the hearing aids, and I’m 48 years old. The most embarrassing thing is when I’m in a room full of people and the hearing aids start whistling and I can’t hear it. Then people are staring at me like, what on earth is that noise? I hate it when that happens, I just want to go and hide. But I lived with using them all my life, so this is nothing new. Today I’m just grateful I can afford to get them, and that they are covered by my insurance. I need these things!
This video is about a little girl growing up and not finding out she was deaf till she was 3 years old.
When I was a kid, my parents always made sure I ate healthy. They knew I never liked water, so they would have me drink milk or juice. Then I went to college, and celebrated my freedom of eating whatever I wanted and drinking whatever beverages I wanted without my parents telling me what I can or can’t eat. That’s when I started drinking soda daily, and I regret this. My health problems started in college from drinking lots of soda and eating lots of junk food. I started having vertigo, and blamed it on my deafness, since I was born with a 90 percent hearing loss. There were times when I got so dizzy where I couldn’t walk without throwing up, I ended up in the hospital for x-rays. They never found anything wrong with me. Then the heart problems started. I was having rapid heart beat problems every time I drank a glass of soda. It took me years to figure this out, that the sugar and caffeine in the soda was giving me health problems. Then the day came when I decided to start drinking spring water instead of pop. I made it a daily habit to drink water with all my meals. It kind of has a plain boring flavor so I would drink orange juice also when I had the craving for it. And I started to lose weight when I quit drinking all that pop. My health problems started to diminish. If you want to lose weight and for your health to get better start drinking water! It’s the best and healthiest drink all around! And it’s free! As of today,I am drinking water daily, and it’s good for your teeth too.
There are many ways to promote your blog. And I found a very fun and interesting way to do it. You know I’m one of those freaks that likes to watch you tube videos of my favorite songs, playing the same song over and over again. Usually I do it when no one is home. How embarrassing it would be if my friends found out I am the dummy that listens to one song 10 times a day? Anyhow, when I made my first blog, http://deaf47.blogspot.com/ about a deaf lady, (yes that’s me), I would get comments on You Tube when I didn’t even know I had an account with them. Then I discovered since I have a profile on Google that’s connected with my first blog, they automatically gave me a free You Tube account. Cool huh? So I went to check it out, and I usually watch the sign language videos, so I can practice signing on my own, since I haven’t been around any deaf people like me in years. And I thought boy, it must be hard to make a video like that, I’ll never do that, too much work. And I noticed that this person who made the video had like over a 100 You Tube videos on his wall. That puzzled me, how did he do that? well I discovered if you watch someones video and you hit the Subscribe button on their video channel,it automatically puts their channel on your list. So now I have over 50 on my list and I have no idea when I added them or where I got them as I can’t remember. Then one day I decided to see how you make a video on You Tube. Well there was all these buttons and channels, I got so confused, so I gave up and deleted the whole thing. I thought this is too hard to do, I’m not going to try that again. Well I thought wrong, one day I found an interesting video of a baby guinea pig on my computer. Not sure where it came from, maybe I recorded it long ago and just don’t remember. But I had thought my daughter took that, and she thought I recorded it. Anyway it doesn’t matter how it got on my computer, but finally I got something to start with. Somehow I managed to figure out how to get it onto You Tube, even then I didn’t understand what all these channels meant and all these options, all I wanted to do was to get it on there, and I did. And not sure how I did that. The name of it was Susana the Deaf Lady, and I wrote where to find my blog underneath the video on the bottom, hoping viewers would read that. It was a real stupid video of a guinea pig that looked scared, but I thought it was funny too. I didn’t know how to add anything else, so I threw that video out there on You Tube. And surprisingly I got some viewers and it got shared too, which was weird. There was barely nothing on that video but some people liked watching that confused guinea pig, so did I. So, somehow I managed to make 4 more videos related to my blog and am planning on making another one about the deaf lady growing up this weekend. It was fun to do and the more videos I made, the easier it got and the more I learned how to use You Tube to make them. Then I tried another program Windows Live Movie Maker, which has more options. One thing I didn’t like is I couldn’t add my own songs on You Tube when making a video I had to pick only what they had on their list. So On the windows Live Movie Maker on my computer I was able to add the songs I liked and wanted. And that is what I am using now and I just upload those from that program onto You Tube.
I couldn’t stop laughing to myself when I threw the first guinea pig video out on You Tube. It actually seemed like a funny video the way the guinea pig looks shocked when she sees someone recording her, she just stops and looks at the camera. I laughed for days about that one and it was even funnier to me that people were actually watching that dumb video and liking it too. Anyway I had gotten better at making them and still learning. One thing I have to learn to do is to make the video run a little bit slower at certain stages where I write a lot of words on some pages, so people can read them.
If you want to view my videos go to You Tube , then type in DeafLady48, my best video so far is Pictures of me during my childhood days by Susana the Deaf Lady. I was able to put one of my favorite songs on it by Heatwave Star of the Story, so I cannot help watching my new video of myself growing up over and over again like a video freak. I just love that song. When I make each video, I add my blog title and link onto it, so that whoever is viewing it will know where to find it. That’s how I promote my blog on You Tube, and a fun way to do it.
It just feels amazing that I have never made a movie on You Tube before, or even any kind of movie and that I am actually doing that now. And had some good comments on them too. Each day I imagine my videos being floated around on You Tube, like floating in an ocean into the world of the unknown. I can picture it being passed from one person to another from states, to countries, like how the waters keep on flowing. I can see my video being pushed from one video to another from the viewers and watched and shared and being passed down. It makes me wonder where my videos have floated to today or what countries they might be in by now, or cities. My imagination has taken me far, but it’s a cool feeling and though. 🙂
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