Thursday, October 30, 2008


This morning I went for my activation appointment. Weird is the only way I can describe it. It almost sounds like tinnitus, very tin sounding. The only way I can really make something out is if it has some sort of a rhythm. My audi says this is normal, that my brain needs to adjust to the sounds coming in. Of course I already knew this, but I somehow thought I would be able to comprehend sounds right way. It's going to take some work.
They gave me this huge box of stuff that goes with it. Inside is a journal, a dry-store box, lots of batteries, etc. They also gave me a back up processor, which was especially nice.

Next week I go for another mapping, hopefully my brain will adjust a little more by then.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Sorry it took me so long to post this. The first couple of days after surgery I was in pain and couldn't move off the couch!
I had surgery at about 9:30 am on Thursday, October 16. Dr. Weber said everything went according to plan and was successful. Surgery lasted about 2-2 1/2 hours. I felt pretty good after I woke up and went home within an hour. However later that evening I started feeling it, lol.
For 2 days I couldn't keep anything down and the pain pills - Tylenol 3 - only made me sicker, so I didn't take very many of them, mostly just motrin every couple hours. My head was killing me! I'm a wimp when it comes to pain but I usually bounce back pretty quick and that was the case with the implant surgery. After the 3rd day I didn't need the motrin anymore but I'm still a little woozy. It's getting better, though.
It really wasn't that bad!
My activation date is October 30th, only 9 more days!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Surgery date

Just got a call from my doctor's office. He had a cancellation for Thursday so I'm scheduled in!
Ahhhh, I'm so nervous and excited!!! I can't believe it's happening so quickly!

Please say a prayer for me and wish me luck!! :-)

Monday, October 6, 2008


Darnit! No surgery date yet! I went to my appointment on October 1st and all went well. I was told that all my tests came back normal and that I'm a good candidate. They submitted all the paperwork to Medicaid and as soon as it's approved they will be calling me to schedule pre-op and surgery. I am a little disappointed though, since I don't have an exact date yet, but Dr. Scott reassured me saying that Medicaid approves it rather quickly and it should only be a couple of weeks!

I was really stuck on which implant to go with but in the end I decided on Cochlear Nucleus. It was a bit smaller than the AB and I liked that it had more programs and the battery options. I went with beige/flesh colored, even though I was really digging the grayish/blue one, I knew it wouldn't look good with my orange hair! Speaking of hair, after seeing all these pics of half shaved heads, I started to ask Dr. Weber not to take much off. I was really, really shocked when he told me that he won't be shaving ANY off! Wow!
I felt like I was dancing on cloud nine walking out of there! :-)

So for now, I'm excited, a bit nervous and patiently waiting!