NO more ......WHAT?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Star*, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Star*

    Star* call 911

    And it's LOVELY!!!!!!

    and I teared up. DF got his hearing aids yesterday. The smile on his face, all the fear of having the stigma of hearing "aids", and for the first time in years when I spoke he turned and looked at me!! He didn't even realize that he had turned to look at me. IT.WAS. AWESOME. I finally got to say walking behind him - "I love you" in a whisper and he heard me and said "I love you too."

    Of course in true me form? I bounced all over the place all through the halls of the hearing center saying "Can you hear me now?" (giggle) GOOD! "Can you hear me now?" (giggle) GOOD. I was so excited I really couldn't have put it into words. They said the look on my face was joy - and that was good enough for me.

    But the GREATEST "AH HA" moment came when DF said later that night..."OMG I know exactly why you HATE those plastic bags - OMG they SOUND awful." ROFLMBO - and here's another revelation....He said later "Could you put those CHIPS in a bowl and stop rattling the bag?" OH OF

    Yeah I love it - he's only at 80% - hearing. He goes in a few weeks to be adjusted ---I can't wait!

    Even the TV? Couldn't hear it past the door. You used to be able to hear it down by the mail box - about 500 ft. from the door....I think the dogs were more than amazed. They're still in shock. lol
  2. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    O that is a happy ending for sure!

    (I can just picture the "Can you hear me now? Good!"...LOL!)
  3. Star*

    Star* call 911

    I literally was "bouncing" all over the halls of this doctors ''''''''HERE?"""""""""" and how about here????????? here? ........can you hear me over................(jump) HERE??????? I was so GIDDY it was ridiculous. But I couldn't contain how happy I was...I would have surely gotten GOOF OF THE YEAR award.......for happiest mate of a former non hearing person. Picture Tigger in Winnie the Pooh movies - yup......that was me.
  4. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    OMG, Starbie, what a picture - I have seen one of you - in orange and black stripes...

    I'm trying to get my husband to get evaluated...
  5. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    OMG!!! SOOOOOOOOOOO happy for your SO!!!!!

    Wish I could get my husband to wear his. Seriously I do. ugh
  6. PatriotsGirl

    PatriotsGirl Guest

    SOOOO happy for you both!!!! My mom can't hear a dang thing but is in complete denial about it.
  7. seriously

    seriously New Member

    how simply wonderful.

    singing songs of joy with you.
  8. Mattsmom277

    Mattsmom277 Active Member

    That's fantastic Star :) It's great to hear you happy (well your typing certainly READS happy ;) ) and I bet he's thrilled to hear things again. The dogs will probably be jumpy for a while with the quiet haha. This is a great update !!
  9. Estherfromjerusalem

    Estherfromjerusalem Well-Known Member

    I'm so happy for you both.

    Love, Esther
  10. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    Star - I know EXACTLY how you feel - exactly. The person who cannot hear has no idea, the impact it has on their loved ones.

    When I went to visit my dad back in Jan., I walked into the kitchen and it was freaking charade. My dad talks to my mom. No answer. Then he talks to her again, in a louder voice. No answer. Then, again, louder - and she says - what, what did you say??? OK really? "Mom, Dad said "where's the salt?" I yell even louder.

    OMG this went on for almost 30 minutes before I said - STOP! Mom, TODAY, we are going to get you hearing aides, or I cannot stay here. This is madness!

    She still forgets to wear them, and the minute she says "what?" I am like where are your hearing aides Mom, please put them in. Otherwise it is an entire day of her either flat out not hearing me, or saying "what" all the time.

    I can imagine how happy you must be to be able to communicate with husband again - YAY!!!! And I bet, like my Mom, you are probably happier than he is:)
  11. skeeter

    skeeter New Member

    I wish my husband would go and get tested at least. I know he has lost a lot of high frequency hearing. All the items that beep and alarm in the house (smoke detectors, coffee pot, his cell phone) - he NEVER hears them! I'll say "what's going off?" He hasn't a clue cuz he can't hear it.
    And this is a person who plays a musical instrument!!!
  12. Jody

    Jody Active Member

    Star, that is really wonderful news!!! What a blessing!!!!
  13. keista

    keista New Member

    YAY! Congratulations to you both! What a WONDERFUL day!
  14. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    That is such fantastic news!!!!!
  15. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    As we say in the South "as God is my witness"...I was going to start a thread last night asking when the "ears" were due to arrive. :congratualtions: I am envious AND very happy for you! DDD
  16. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Whooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hoooooooooooo!!!!!!!
  17. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    You just wait until the first time you mutter something under your breath that you did NOT want him to hear...!

    I keep threatening my kids... Just 'cause I caint hear you NOW means that when I can hear, you won't remember that I can... and I'll know far more than you want me to know!
    (waiting for the specialist is a bit like a 12 yr old waiting for a drivers license...)
  18. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

  19. ML

    ML Guest

    Wow. That is so cool. I am grinning ear to ear.
  20. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Star, I am so happy for you both! This made me get all teary-eyed.

    My son gets upset with me because I can't always understand what he's saying. Really, it's only him though, I can understand everybody else perfectly. He mumbles and has a way of dropping his voice down at the end of a sentence. I think that as we get older, we have more of a problem sorting out a voice from the background noise. We'll be sitting in my living room with the TV on, two fans going, a noisy window AC unit, and usually a dog barking, he's mumbling at me and then he gets upset because I don't understand what he's saying!