I can see what you’re saying
But I don’t hear you at all
The best thing about getting better is that I can follow what people are talking about. It was horrible trying to interpret conversations while my head stayed completely unfocused. It took so much to listen that it was hard to reply, and vice versa. Every now and then I catch myself mid-conversation and think wow, this is good. This is what it’s meant to be like.
Reading, second language or otherwise, is back out the window again.