This ought to pick you up today, because it sure did me! I used to be an Interpreter for the Deaf and taught sign language to parents of deaf pre-school children. I was an Interpreter at a major University hospital and at several schools. I loved my career which I went to the University for and graduated with honors. But in 2002, I was hit by a man who ran a red light and never got to do that again. Also as ironic as it might sound, I suffered a TBI and now I have 2 hearing aids and I am hearing impaired. I live with several chronic pain illnesses including : full body CRPS, CKDII, Arnold Chiari I, Polyneuropathy in Collagen Vascular disease (similar to EDS type 4 vascular), degenerative disc disease, mutltiple herniated /bulging discs in my lumbar and cervical spine, long thoracic nerve neuropathy, Gastroparesis, chronic erosive gastritis, SIBO (a small intestine infection/chronic), and more. I stil tried to find a way to use my 2nd language that I’ve learned since i was 11 yrs old and then went to school for. I love ASL, PSE, all sign language but mostly I love the Deaf culture and my friends who are Deaf and HH and HI like me. It is a cultural identity and not a HC. But sadly the pain is a HC for me and so many others. I just hope my signing still can at least cheer some people up. I do a variety of songs which are hip hop,Christian, Christian rock , holiday and more….any suggestions? just visit me at either instagram at: ASLSuzyQ or on my facebook page too at http://www.facebook.com/ILuvASL OR at my you tube pages: go to you tube and search “ASLSuzyQ” or at my advocacy page with a few Songs at http://www.youtube.com/suzydukettes
I was so inspired by the NEWSBOYS and had to do this ASL Cover song…this is very difficult for me due to chronic pain. I am unable to interpret anymore. I have several pain issues/illnesses. I have CRPS systemic and if you look at my hands, especially the left very closely, you can see the lesions and it hurts so much…but I was so inspired..