TerryB: Yeah, I’m a whiner. Always have been. See no need to change. I’m 53 - a middle aged dog who digs his paws in and refuses to budge. Gotta get over that with this hearing aid business.
Don: Well, in fact, I do take them out at the earliest opportunity. So I guess I shouldn’t do that, huh? Thing is, I’m a writer, and the keyboard now sounds like a machine gun. It’s really distracting, and I can’t think with that racket going on. But I’ll try - I promise! As for the “new normal,” I’m used to that by this point. I have Parkinson’s disease, and it has become - after a 2 year fight - the new normal. I’ve accepted it, and I’ll eventually accept the hearing aids too.
Neilk: I know, I know. I am now taking them out at the gym before showering - I bring the case with me - and I’m starting to swim again (for the PD), and I never forget to take them out before getting in the pool. But just watch - a year from now I’ll be posting on here: “How do you remember that you’re wearing them when you go swimming?”