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KKKAREN SparkPoints: (216,365)
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3/2/13 8:36 A

Nice of the gym to find a way to give you one more month. The hearing aid thing reminds us not to get too upset with what happens to us in a day, it usually works it's way around.

MLAN613 SparkPoints: (163,652)
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3/1/13 8:22 A

I am glad you had such a great experience and are able to continue! Since you like it there so much maybe you can ask if they have reduced memberships or scholarships available if you can't afford their traditional membership.

And I agree that exercise is a great cure for depression!

Good luck locating your hearing aid. Hopefully it'll turn up. I work in the hearing aid industry and I know how important they are for maintaing a quality life.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (101,558)
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3/1/13 7:27 A

I am using that bug/windshield analogy! Absolutely loving it! On the other hand, you must have great karma as not only did you get another month but you didn't loose an expensive hearing aid

Great day and you got to workout.....does it get any better

SDJ098 Posts: 244
3/1/13 7:25 A

glad thing worked out for you, i think your wife deserve a big hug!
have a great day!

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
3/1/13 7:06 A

Good news, all around.
Great.
Thanks for sharing.

BTW - it's no easier north of the border to deal with the Veteran's people

TACDGB Posts: 6,132
2/28/13 10:22 P

nice that your wife found the hearing aid.......and you get another month of classes. Glad you didn't have to deal with the VA.......they are a pain to deal with....been down that road to many times.............

CYND59 Posts: 7,691
2/28/13 9:14 P

Hope it is not too much trouble to get your hearing aid replaced. Congrats on the weight loss and graduating from your group!

HOKA1949 SparkPoints: (8,353)
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2/28/13 8:17 P

I have been working out at a very new facility owned and operated by a local hospital. The program I am in is called the Medical Exercise Program. I was obese, and have diabetes type 2 and have several war related injuries from Viet Nam. Some of these disabilities are degenerative,.
Today I was supposed to be "graduated" from this program. This was my last day and I was sad, I could never afford to pay for a full membership at this place, and I will miss the two very pretty young women who were my coaches. When I finished my workout I got my coaches together to say thank you and good by. They both started crying, and as I walked out they called me back, they had found a way for me to continue for one more month!

When I got to my truck and turned it on the radio sounded strange, then I realized that one of my hearing aids was missing. I searched my truck, I went in to the gym retracing my tracks. I did not find it. I have 10% hearing remaining in my left ear and totally deaf in my right ear from a brain injury in Viet Nam. I had just gotten used to hearing stuff on my right side, but my hearing aid for that ear was missing.

Driving home I thought about how I would have to notify the Veterans Administration and maybe they would replace it. I dreaded doing that and started wondering how long that would take to get a replacement.

When I got home I thoroughly searched my truck again. I started getting angry and remembered that could trigger my PTSD. My wife came out and said "this morning before you left you only put one of your hearing aids in, I started to tell you but you seemed intent on leaving. Here it is." She handed it to me.

Well in any case I had a good workout which I swear cures depression, and I had a good laugh as I put the hearing aid in. Man! Some days you are the bug, and some days you are the windshield!

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