Hey all: It's been a while since I've been on.
Life and all, but hey, I'm back. I might even write a story again. Possibly even continue one I never finished, which would probably be a better idea.
In any case, last week I found out I had a disadvantage compared to most people. I was born with 35% less hearing acuity (in both ears) than most people. That is to say, I'm hard of hearing.
I'm almost in shock even though it's been five days since, primarily because it's been recommended I get hearing aids. At 26 years old.
They'll definitely help me and I'm going to get them, but... it's somewhat depressing. To tide me over until I manage to save up the approximately $6000 price, a guy at work had an extra hearing aid he's loaning me and I'm going to have it fitted on Thursday.
So yeah, I need a little pity if anyone has it to spare.
I'm also not above good-natured ribbing, because hey, laughter helps.