Wednesday, 18 August 2010

What's up doc?

In case you’re wondering where I am with getting my CI and bag of Jelly Tots.

I’ve done all my tests and have been invited to see the Surgeon 7th September. All being well, I should pass my GCSE, and gain membership to become a fully fledged cyborg. It’s only one ear they‘ll be doing, but hey,.. Rome wasn’t built in a day was it?

I have found my journey pre-cyborg to be frustrating to say the least. My hearing has never been this bad and seems to remind me almost on a daily basis just how pathetic it is.

You saw from the post Boyakasha that I failed the no face listening test miserably. Whenever I’m out in the street and some tourist comes up to me and asks for directions etc. I just want to hide behind the nearest bush or collapse and play dead. Then Google earth can come along, film it and spread it worldwide online. One way to get famous I suppose.

I had a strange guy come up to me the other day, and asked me if he could borrow a petrol hedge trimmer. I looked at him and thought he was nuts, for I wasn’t cutting any hedges or anything and asked him to repeat several times. Each reply sounded the same, so I suggested he see my mental health doctor and offered him the telephone number. He gave me a funny look and went on to ask someone else instead. It was only, when I saw him again standing beside his broken down car, that I realised what he was really asking for.............a petrol can!!!!!!!! Duh.

It’s pretty annoying when that happens and if you are like me, you will head for the nearest pub to drown your sorrows. Lol

So, here I am, waiting and waiting for the surgeons verdict. Throughout my tests, I’ve been asking how things are looking and the feedback has been in my favour. They like to turn things around within 16 weeks, so when I see the surgeon I would have notched up 11 weeks.

In fact, I got so impatient recently that I emailed them a begging letter to see if it would help at all.

I’m afraid to say it just fell on deaf ears.


  1. Hi ya
    just think you will be hearing for xmas.... xmas carols,snow crunching under your feet,rustling of opening pressies ,and if your really good you may even hear some sleigh bells ringing lol

  2. You'll be able to hear the kids ask for more pressies and pocket money! You have all those joys to come :)

  3. 7th Sept is just around the corner, be here in no time!! The wait is awful but we are all waiting with you. Im now waiting again! Wont be long Leap.

  4. Hi. Yup the wait is nearly over!! You must have that approachable look about you. I think I'm the same although when I could hear I never got asked much but now I'm deaf........well it's kind of....'lets find the deaf git and ask him if he's got 10 minutes to go through a questionnaire.......or can you tell me how to get to so and so'!! The other day some stranger stopped me in the street to ask directions. I said to him how, out of all the people in the high street, unlucky he was to pick me as I was deaf! Anyway out of politeness he asked again and because I had my CI I could answer him and send him in the wrong direction (cos I'm wicked)!! :-) Start collecting those audio books for re-hab and your fav old tunes you miss so'll be hard but fun at the same time!! :-)

  5. Had a right laugh reading your reply Graham. And the fact you gave him the wrong directions!!!

    Wicked!!! LOL