It happened. I had my first major issue with my processor last night. Hubby had a YouTube video on that had REALLY annoying techno music and it was really grating on my nerves so I started to ask him if he could turn the sound down. As soon as I began to speak, my voice … Continue reading Trouble in paradise?
It's been almost 4 months since activation and almost 8 months to the day that I lost all hearing in my right ear. Today I woke to the realization that the small amount of hearing in my left ear is gone. The last few weeks I had been experiencing a massive increase in my tinnitus … Continue reading 3 1/2 months post activation
Happy Birthday to me. Today is my 40th birthday. Funny, I always had a feeling that I would be deaf by the time I hit 40. Ironic that I'm celebrating my 3rd week "hearing" today. Sounds are beginning to seem more natural and I am enjoying hearing again. That said, I have a long ways … Continue reading 3 weeks post activation
I have been hearing for 2 weeks now and all I can say is I'm still in awe. I was blessed to have what is considered a "rockstar" activation. To put it simply, when they hooked me up to my processor and switched me "on", I was not only hearing sounds, but actually understanding speech. … Continue reading 2 weeks post activation
Last week, my stitches were removed. I can't say that was an incredibly pleasant experience, but having them out meant I could shower! That had to be the best part - showering and washing my hair. I think I shampooed my hair 4 times to make up for the 2 weeks of grossness. Since then, … Continue reading 3 weeks post-op
My bandage finally came off. It was barely hanging on so I had hubby call the surgeon's office. Guess what!?!? They're closed until next week!! No joke... And their message said "if this is an emergency, hang up and call 911". Umm, well... I'm not bleeding profusely, but according to the literature you gave me, … Continue reading Day 7 post-op
Last night was the best night sleep I've had in a long time. I only woke up twice between midnight & 10am. So I am very thankful for a good night's sleep. I'm still able to manage on just 1 Tylenol 3 every 4-6 hours and I'm trying to push the time between pills a … Continue reading Day 6 post-op