Laughter as brain injury medicine … where’s cell phone

06 Mar

Gosh, those small cell phones are easily misplaced.  We pull them out to text, answer calls, take pictures, and various other things.  What happens when you can’t find it and it’s on vibrate?

I needed to use my cell phone and couldn’t find it.  Most often I leave it on vibrate, because ringing becomes too distracting. I heard the vibrate but couldn’t track it.

The floor was covered with an old comforter while working on a household remodel project. I moved it and found nothing.  I was certain it was in that area where I heard the vibrate.  I wanted to take a picture, since I use it as my camera.

iPhone 2g, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4

iPhone 2g, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (Photo credit: reticulating)

My husband dialed my number so we could track the vibrate.  I heard the vibrate again but he didn’t.  Still couldn’t find it.  Nothing else was on the floor.  It just didn’t make any sense.  My husband called my cell for the last time to see if we could locate it.

Just about the time we were to call the cell phone company to get them to locate it via their locator I found it!  I’m very happy we never called the telephone company that would have been embarrassing!

No pockets, and I found it!  It fits into my sports top!  Don’t ask why I didn’t think of that sooner because it’s a convenient place to carry glasses or cell.  You’d think after two decades I’d have these things mastered … most of the time, but not always!

I know you’re thinking if it were on vibrate I should have felt it!  Yep, you are right but I have no normal sensations from my chest down following the spinal bleed. I didn’t feel a thing.

I guess I’ll stick with the vibrate but before I dial the cell company to get their locator on my cell I better check on my person!

What type of situation have you encountered similar to this?


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5 responses to “Laughter as brain injury medicine … where’s cell phone

  1. markinidaho

    March 6, 2013 at 12:49 am

    I solved this problem long ago. I keep my cell phone on a lanyard around my neck. It is either getting charged or around my neck. I can stick it in a shirt pocket while it is on the lanyard. I such poor spacial memory that if it was not around my neck, I would lose it in just minutes.

  2. Three Well Beings

    March 7, 2013 at 12:14 am

    I waste a good amount of time each week hunting for my cell phone or my glasses. Sometimes both in the course of one day! Very frustrating, isn’t it!!

  3. brokenbrilliant

    March 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Oh, that’s funny… I tend to turn my phone off completely, because even the vibrating is jarring for me. I’ve never called the phone company to locate it — didn’t realize that was an option, which is probably lucky for them 😉

  4. Allen Credo

    May 6, 2013 at 2:46 am

    I usually put my cellphone in my pocket and is always on vibrate mode. I got used to this routine so I rarely lost my phone. However, one day, when I was about to leave the house, I can’t remember where I have put my phone. I asked somebody to call my number so I can hear it vibrate. After an hour searching for it, at last! Found it on the other jeans on the laundry basket.

    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      May 6, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      Wow! I certainly can identify with this. I normally keep my cell on vibrate because the ringing is distractive and annoying! I guess I have little tolerance for the ringing. Do you find the same? Take care and stay safe.


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