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Hi, I'm Catherine, not sure what to do here as each time I clicked something it froze?

Anyway, I'm 61 yrs young, I'm from the Wirral, Cheshire, UK.

Long story short...

At 16yrs of age I decided everyone should know sign language. I knew nothing about it apart from my brother had joined the specials police and was given the alphabet to learn. Of course, he never, but I did.

And that was it, the start of my journey.

I've signed every since. Taught myself from books, reality hard work! And later became an Interpreter for the deaf. Absolutely  loved my job but due to health problems I had to give up work. Devastated me as I loved it.

But I've never stopped signing. Taught many people over the years and still do as and when I'm able.

Then... I became deaf, 😮 I wear 2 hearing aids but they've told me what I have will eventually go totally deaf. It goes completely on me but comes back to the level I have, he said one day it will go and it won't come back.

It was a struggle initially getting used to the deafness, but I'm not bothered, I was well prepared wasn't I! God has been very good to me.

I use BSL and SSE, I'm probably way behind worth the BSL touch, but I'm never too old to listen and improve! I hope! 

So I have communication and since I've taught all my friends to sign...it means I've plenty of people I can chat to! 😉

Sorry, that's a long post! 😱 

Edited by Lizz Ingyz

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Hi Lizz,

My family are Wirral based and my daughter and myself have just this week signed upto learn sign language as my six year old grand daughter has developed some deafness so we are preparing for the worst.  That said we both are interested in learning BSL anyway.  Well done to you for deciding so young in life to learn & what a wonderful gift for your present condition.  

I hope your total deafness is a long way off,

Take care


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