The above is a site on youtube about a young woman with significant lupus - she also has significant tinnitus which may have started when they began treating her severe lupus with chemo and a host of other intravenous drugs to keep her going.
She uses a fan to mask her tinnitus during the day or the TV -
I thought she might be an inspiration here on the board and the clip I pasted here is of her going through life on her scooter and ever present oxygen tank joking about everything.
Lupus hit her really hard and she is only in her forties - she had a job she loved and a life she loved.
I have given serious thought to her plight that she has several health issues going on and sometimes spends 24 hours in bed over it - and just wants to live all she can.
I have thought about the fact that I only have tinnitus itself and it has consumed me - and she has it too - but has to struggle so hard to live - she has put tinnitus on the back burner - she has the high pitched ringing combined with a buzzing sound.
She welcomes questions and such - and apparently her mom has it too -
I have learned that perspective is the key to so many things because when I get fixated on my not haves and get severely depressed - my life drains from my body -
So I watch her every day - yeah, a guilty pleasure - to see that other people are going full throttle with serious problems that will probably shorten their lives without a cure.
Also, on You Tube I watched this 21 year old who lost both legs to a birth defect and has only one hand - putting on her goods on the side of her bed and getting outside to walk the dog -
I pictured her laughing at me as I told her all my so called problems -but - who knows - some people here on the board would trade their tinnitus for a leg and an arm to sit in silence
but they don't have that choice- but be inspired by this lady - because you will be inspired - be patient with the nine minute clip -