My cousin who has been in the ICU for almost a week is doing MUCH better now. They’ll move him out of the ICU once a “regular room” opens up. I’m not going to go into details of what happened because there’s no reason to post it on such a public place. 🙂

I happened to run across this picture of the 2 of us when we were younger. It’s one of my all time favorite pictures. I think it’s a good example of how you can communicate through eye contact and facial expressions and still understand one another. Sometimes I think hearing people miss out on so much because they overlook that. I can have a conversation with a good deaf friend through just eye contact and subtle facial expressions. Whereas if I try the same thing with a hearing friend they just look at me funny because they’re so used to hearing words. I can say something with facial expressions/eye contact in 5 seconds that would take about 5 minutes to say in spoken language.

And yes that’s one of those old fashioned body aids I’m wearing. Apparently people didn’t realize it was a hearing aid and would ask my parents if I was listening to the radio……

As for the Lyme disease thingy. I still don’t know for 100% sure that I do NOT have it. I was supposed to find out Monday but the results weren’t in yet. All week, I’ve been playing phone tag and the “noooo don’t hang up on me!” game one has to play whenever one calls through relay. This doctor works at 3 or 4 different locations so I’ve been trying to hunt him down. I finally got someone to take a message to give to the doctor so hopefully I’ll find out soon!

No, I haven’t forgotten about the follow-up posts of my experience with music. Life has just been busy lately! 🙂

Last weekend Dennis and I participated in a 5K to raise money for low-income people who can’t afford hearing aids. We dognapped a friend’s dog who I blame us coming in dead last on.

A bunch of us went to a roller derby last weekend. It was my first time seeing a roller derby so it was interesting to see something new and different.

I’m posting the below picture for my fellow genetic buddies. This is one of the roller derby gals’ name. It says “Dominant Jean” and the number is “XX.” I love it! I’m such a genetic geek! 😀

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