By Virginia M. Scott
After contracting meningitis, a fifteen-year-old lady turns into deaf and needs to fight with accepting her listening to loss and being permitted by means of her family and friends.
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When a sentence sounded something like, Mumble mumble feel better mumble mumble? While I was in the hospital, I was too busy just fighting for my life to even think much about my weird hearing, but I knew now I was out of danger and would live. Wasn't it time for me to shrug this off like I had the chicken pox or the flu? About the time all this was going through my mind, I became aware that I wasn't hearing anything out of my right ear. Looking back, it had probably been that way from the time I came out of the coma in the hospital.
Would I have been better off dead? I was beginning to wonder. I couldn't even walk unless someone helped me. I looked like a string bean because I was down to 82 pounds, much too little for my 5'4"frame, and I had bluish circles under my eyes. Whenever I thought of school starting soon, I cried. I knew that I wouldn't be well enough to be there the first day. So there I was, straining for small talk with my best friend, wondering if I'd ever talk normally with people again. I was glad to be alive, I decided, but I wanted more than anything else in the world to be the old me.
Yeah," Dana said, taking in more than just Cindy's Page 7 face. Cindy had to stand tall just to reach the even five feet she claimed to be. "Like a pixie," Sara offered. " Cindy asked in a voice that sounded more hopeful. "Yeah," we all chorused, nodding our heads to convince Cindy. " "Wait," Cindy said, nose problem seemingly forgotten. " Sara asked. We all laughed. "He's walking toward the parking lot. " Three pairs of eyes, including mine, searched and locked on the unsuspecting guy Cindy had singled out.