Thankfully I'm lucky enough to have incredibly supportive family and friends. My network not only loves me, but they get me! They understand my nervousness and concerns about food that I don't prepare myself and they understand when I won't eat something and why. They take the time to learn and educate themselves, and for that I am eternally grateful.
Dining out at a restaurant can be problematic these days. Noise levels have grown, tables are stacked closer and closer together, and glass and hardwood are all the rage for decor, leaving even less cushioning or carpet behind for sound absorption. Layer hearing loss on top of all this, and dining out can be quite a challenge.
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