On Friday the 15th Nov it was a year since i had my Implant operation, where has that year gone? And its amazing what i have achieved in that year. On the 11th December it will be one year since activation. Apart from the slight hiccup in May,nothing to with my CI though, i have amazed myself. So happy, but, still along way to go yet. Got to get more music training done.
Last Wednesday i met up with one of the AB top reps. We went to a couple of local drinking establishments in Bristol that i know, (to taste the water of course) and had a good natter about life. Was a very enjoyable and relaxing evening. My wife asked me if the AB rep had an implant, i replied no he is a normal human being……..not a bionic one.
On the 27th Nov i am back to Southmead for what must be my 1st year check up. Will be good, wonder if there will be a hearing test done, haven’t had one for a while. I’ve had one done on my right side………that was fun…….i just sat there as i couldn’t hear a thing. That was done at St Michaels in August.
I had to do another 8hr stint on the phones last week, but, luckily i managed to avoid most of the calls as i had a trainee with me. But of the calls i made people said i sounded different, do i? Sound the same to me. But no errors this time. Today at work i had to ring our IT helpdesk, and cor, doesn’t the music they play whilst on hold sound awful, it sounded like strangled cats, so to a normal person it must sound worse. The call was 20 mins long and after i could feel my ear telling me to have a rest, so i unplugged for 10 mins, was odd the silence, but worked. I also changed the signature thingy on my works email, i took off the ’email only’ , the first time in a few years, and added my phone number, and put a comment ‘i use a cochlear implant to hear, when ringing me please speak clearly and not from a noisy area’, never know someone might notice it……………
Watching TV tonight, yes ok i was watching I’m a celebrity on ITV, and it was the 1st time i have noticed the ‘Geordie’ accent on Ant and Dec, seemed odd as i have watched the program before,ah, but, last year it had no idea of accents, the year before was the same, the year before that i had my awful hearing aid…..say no more. But its good how i am picking up on accents.