Learning something new Good/Bad/Time consuming??

By Beerlilly Latest Reply 2011-01-22 23:01:50 -0600
Started 2011-01-21 23:04:38 -0600

When you do some research on the many affects diabetes can have on your life have you ever thought about teaching your self how to do things in a different way?
Example: Hearing is one of the systems that is affected by diabetes. It can lead to hearing loss, becoming hard of hearing, and become Deaf. Would you take time out of your life to learn to: read lips; learn sign language; and/or any other form of communication? Or would you not worry about it till it happened and you were forced to do something?
I was just thinking about it myself and thought it would be interesting to know what others thought.

7 replies

jayabee52 2011-01-22 03:03:59 -0600 Report

I try to avoid duplication of discussions. Before I start a discussion, I do a discussion search/ (search text box on top right of discussions page) and see if there's another discussion like what I wanted to post. If there is, I'll post on that discussion, if not then will start my own discussion.

jayabee52 2011-01-22 03:44:32 -0600 Report

I didn't see another discussion from you on this topic, maybe I some how missed it.

To answer your question. when I was a kid, I played with my eyes closed, trying to get the feel of being blind. And when I was courting the future ex Mrs Baker I took American Sign Language as a college enrichment course becsuse my intended was studying to be a teacher for the hearing impaired and was learning ASL. It came in handy when I wanted to "talk" to her in front of her parents. They'd see us signing and tell us to "go wash your hnds" because they thought we were talking "dirty"

I have forgotten a lot of the signs, but think I could get the ability to read and sign back if need be, because when I see the deaf using ASL I still can follow the gist of the conversation.

Most everything else, I don't sorry about it. I'll learn it if I need to.

oldbuttercup 2011-01-22 11:09:23 -0600 Report

My wife and two of my daughters know American Sign Language. I feel left out when they use it. It would help me alot because I have minor hearing loss and anoy them when I turn up the computer and the TV louder than they are comfortable with.
I am in the same situation as I was as a teenager, and my parents wanted me to turn down that objectionable folk and rock music.
Peace, Harmony, and Understanding everyone
This is the Age of Aquarius!

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2011-01-22 23:01:50 -0600 Report

I remember those days!! I also have to have the TV up so loud everyone around me yells! Or maybe they are yelling at me so I can hear them!! LOL

jayabee52 2011-01-22 11:19:35 -0600 Report

Is there a reason that they have made the effort to use ASL?

My birth sign is supposedly Aquarius. but since I have been baptized, my "new birth sign" is under the "sign of the cross."

oldbuttercup 2011-01-22 11:41:12 -0600 Report

My wife and middle daughter have both worked with children with special needs. My youngest just wanted to be like them.
As far as your sign goes, I am happy religion is important to you.
May God Bless You.

Beerlilly 2011-01-22 00:41:08 -0600 Report

I think I posted something like this before and didn't even realize it till just now! I guess thats what happens when your tired.