Any suggestions?

Hi All

Something is driving me nuts.

We have just come back from our first holiday since my cracked head. With lots of planning we avoided airports and managed really well.......until....

2 days before we were due to leave we went shopping for the last few bits and pieces.

About six steps into the shop a noise started and it was the type that causes instant headaches and makes my eye close. Any sensible person would turn and walk out but (and this is what I need help with) brain says must get this job done and so I continue round the shop.

My poor husband on his mobility scooter became my walking pole for the walk back after I had sat on a wall for 1/2 hour trying to cope. My nails had been growing for 4 weeks so , with my balance being shot to pieces, the talon marks on his shoulder are just going now.

Any ideas how I can train my brain to be sensible when assaulted like that?

Wishing you all a good day today.

Love n hugs


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  • I have to plan trips like this late night etc failing that calming music through ear phone or ear plugs to block out the noise my daughter is the best weapon I have she can sus a situation out pretty quick and suggest we go somewhere else I usually take this que as the noise level my be beyond what I can cope with

    Sorry I can't be of more help at least you had your husband that's always a great help

    Still not able to train my brain for situations like this.

    Lewann xx

  • Honestly LeeAnn the amount of p!anning that went into the holiday meant that we were really enjoying the break.

    As for having a helpful hubby with use one of his expressions he was about as much use "as an ashtray on a motorbike".

    Thanks for thinking of me.

    Love n hugs


    Oops that should have been. "Honestly Lewann."

  • Pleased to hear that much of your holiday had gone well. I suggest noise filtering earplugs. I use them and find the are good as the somehow block out all the back ground racket, lower the noise level but still allow you to hear what is being said. They are not the same as earplugs intended to block out all sound. I keep them in my handbag so I always have them if I end up in an unpredicted noisy situation.

  • Thanks Caroline but I was wearing my prescribed filters. Hubby later informed me that the noise appeared to be a fridge or freezer in the process of failure.

    I dread to think what would have happened if I had not had them in.

    Hope you have had some sun and a good day.

    Love n hugs


  • Random, seems you forgot the earplugs and sunglasses ! Sorry you had a bad experience ; I'm the same at hospital much stimulus, so always have them at the ready ! Hope the holiday has soothed your poor brain. xx

  • How are you keeping Cat? I was able to read some posts and noted that you were in plaster.

    I hope things are looking up for you.

    I did have my filters in and my hubby dropped my over glasses down for me as they had been on top of my head.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    Love n hugs


  • I was discharged from the fracture clinic last week so my foot has been liberated from its 6 week incarceration at last ! Thanks for asking Random................Love Cat xx

  • Hi Random - Jules here.

    I hate noise - love my favorite rock music as loud as you like, but things i count as noise make me instantly angry.

    If i am trapped in the situation i try to think of a nice visual memory - i think about swimming with a turtle whilst snorkeling.

    I find it doesnt soothe for long, but helps sometimes.

    At home i am afraid its ear plugs inserted with earphones over the top with my door closed to the noise.

    )I am yet to take a screwdriver to his beer can crusher - but it might have to be done soon)

    Great to hear you got through the rest of the holiday and enjoyed it thou - my husband wants me and him to go away soon - the idea at first sounds great, but i know it will be filled with things that i will find a challenge too.

    Kindest regards



  • Jules don't let my mishap stop you going on holiday with your husband.

    Like I said lots of preparation made it less daunting for me.

    Please be careful of over using filters and the audiologist told me they are only to be worn for the absolutely worst times . Wearing them too much just makes things worse when you take them out and the sensitivity gets worse.

    Thanks for thinking of me.

    Love n hugs


  • Hiya as you know we both struggle with noise as do many others. I sometimes wonder if I imagine the noise is a problem as I look around me and see no one else seems remotely phased by whatever the noise is but yet I'm climbing the walls or need scraping off the ceiling if it's a sudden loud noise. It happens too often to ignore which is why I am finally getting help. I don't really have any answer to your question but just wanted to empathise. I'm glad I'm also not the only one who also plans everything ...I feel it's necessary in order to retain brain energy. X

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