I have a dear niece who I rarely see, Erin. She lives in Italy. The last time my brother (her dad) and his family came to visit was about two and a half years ago. I distinctly remember standing at the sink doing the dishes and my niece, Erin, trying to talk to me. I was struggling trying to hear her. She sighed (I don't have to hear THE sigh to know THE sigh, I've gotten it from many many people). She said "Aunt Kristel, I wish you could hear me." I responded "I know Erin, I wish I could to." And then I cried.
My brother is coming for Christmas. They are staying with us for three weeks and are flying in this Thursday. I can't stop thinking about Erin. She's 9 now. I do not know if she remembers how bad my hearing was. But I hope that she still wants to talk to me and I hope that I can hear her!!
Both of my brothers and their families have not seen me since getting the implant. They and their families are so excited to see me in person and see how well I am doing. But it makes me nervous, I hope they are not disappointed!
Regardless of how well I do, after three weeks of 17 people in my house, we'll see if I still want my CI. Hahaha!