Our holiday was wonderful! We did very little except sit in the shade and watch our younger family enjoy themselves in the pool. The pool was welcome when a cool down was needed. This is the first holiday, for a very long time, where I have been able to join in the conversations and have not felt isolated and wanting to go home after 3 or 4 days. Fantastic!! We had wonderful food and conversations, sometimes with a BBQ, sometimes in a restaurant. It was such fun to see the little three year old enjoying himself with his parents and grandparents. Great!
It seems such a long time ago. Once back we had many events to go to and I’m pleased to say that I could hear very well and join in the discussions. We also had some social events and I found these much better too.
Whilst travelling to another meeting re hearing loss, my husband and I were stuck in a traffic jam and I found that I could listen to the radio!!! This has not happened since the 1980’s.
With my tutor I am trying to follow what she says against loud background music. I still have a bit of work to do here. Also, at my last re-tune I think I didn’t ask for the right settings. I am still working on my vowel sounds because people sound more normal, but I have lost a bit of clarity. This can be put right next time.
I have started an online linguistics course for interest’s sake. It’s very interesting and so relevant both to lipreading and hearing. Again, I’m pleased to say I can hear what is said and don’t have to rely on the subtitles!!
Yesterday I took my 11-year-old granddaughter out for the day. We had a wonderful time and it was such an interesting and joyful experience to hear what she was saying to me - even in the car and in the restaurant at lunchtime. I look forward to more times like this.
We have a busy weekend with social functions today and tomorrow and visitors coming tomorrow evening. I find I now look forward to going out. What a difference my implants have made.