Posted by Sappho on October 12th, 2012 filed in Daily Life
In the months that I was being treated for cancer, the world became more muffled. My cell phone alarm was faint, even when I was in the same room, and words in movies were sometimes difficult to make out. I knew the problem. My ears tend to clog up with wax every so often, beyond my own ability to clean them, and I go to the doctor to get an ear lavage. While going through radiation and chemotherapy, though, and working at the same time, I had no energy for yet another doctor’s appointment, so I let the world get more muffled.
This week, being sufficiently recovered from my last chemotherapy appointment, I got my ears cleaned. Now the alarm sounds loud if I am in the same room, and can be heard from across the condo. The slamming of a car door is clear and crisp. My footsteps sound clearly as I walk around the house. The world is full of sound again.