So. About Fred. He's Evan's Dad. And apparently he's hillarious. I assume that because he's always saying things and people laugh (well, there may just be more eye rolling than laughter). But I haven't actually known if he really is funny or not because in the 7 years I've been married to his son, I have hardly heard his actual voice. I see his mouth open, I know something is coming out of it but I usually just stare at him and try to make out what it is he is saying. I miss all the little things he says under his breath when we are playing Rummy. I told Evan that I would truly know if the implant was successful if I could hear his dad (or his brothers, they pretty much have the quietest voices on the planet). Last time the inlaws were down, in April, I was a little disappointed I couldn't hear Fred very well still.
But guess what! Fred and Wanda (my mother-in-law who has always had the patience of a saint and has always accomodated me in every way) are here for the weekend. And for the first time in seven years, I actually understood Fred. Seriously! Every time he opens his mouth and I hear him, I immediately say "I just heard you!!" I am sure he'll be sick of it by the end of the weekend but I think another miracle has occurred. He has a voice, a real one!! I can hear him now! I even heard him mutter under his breath when I kicked his trash in Rummy!! (Just had to put that in Fred :) I even heard him whisper!
And yes, he is funny. But what's even funnier than what he says is how he reacts when others think he's funny. He LOVES it!
|Here's Fred and Wanda with Joshua.|
I love my CI! My quality of life has improved in a thousand ways.
One more thing. Another miracle is that I am starting to do well on the phone. Not directly. But through the neckloop. I haven't used internet captioning for a couple of weeks now. Whoo HOOOOOOO!