It has now been over a year since I've been switched on!
I can't put into words what a fantastic decision it was to get a CI. I'm starting to take noises for granted now but every now and then there will be something that will remind me.
I hope I never ever take understanding speech without lip-reading for granted. Just the past couple of weeks I have called people for appointments, etc, something that I would never have done a year ago. And going to normal movies, something I always avoided... and watching TV without subtitles without needing someone to repeat what was said every 5 minutes!!
One of the best parts is having confidence in knowing I've heard something correctly, without a lot of guesswork involved. I LOVE that.
Plans for the other ear??... bring on re-growing cochlear hairs!!!