Every morning I wake up like I'm twelve feet underwater. I've lost hearing in my left ear; it's temporary, fingers crossed — some sort of clog. But it's just crazy how it changes everything... I don't move or react the same way. I can't pinpoint where sounds come from, my depth perception is shot; I bump into walls. I can hear every intake of every breath, every swallowed drop of saliva; the sound of my teeth grinding against each other. It's like half of me has been enclosed and cut off from the world. Silence has taken on another persona and our house is now constantly bathed in whispers.
Of course you fake it & adapt.
But man... I can't help longing for air.