Post-Activation

My First 3 Days of Being a Bilateral Cyborg: An Exciting, Overwhelming, Scary, Frustrating, and Anxiety-Ridden Experience

My new silver cochlear implant! It's been 3 days now since I've had my second cochlear implant activated. Although I knew what to expect this time around,that doesn't change the fact that it's been a bit of an overwhelming and nerve-wracking experience nonetheless. Activation date was on Wednesday, December 23rd...the day before Christmas Eve. I… Continue reading My First 3 Days of Being a Bilateral Cyborg: An Exciting, Overwhelming, Scary, Frustrating, and Anxiety-Ridden Experience

Pre-Surgery

2nd Cochlear Implant Pre-Testing PLUS CHOOSING THE COLOR AND THE DATE OF ACTIVATION

Today has been quite the day! I took off of work today (although I did check in, answer emails, and comment on tasks as much as possible), but the day has been just as busy if not more so than my usual work days. At Around 10am, I left for the train station and then… Continue reading 2nd Cochlear Implant Pre-Testing PLUS CHOOSING THE COLOR AND THE DATE OF ACTIVATION

Pre-Surgery

The 32 Questions I Asked My Surgeon Prior to My Cochlear Implant Surgery (PLUS WHAT I’LL ASK THE SECOND TIME AROUND)

Image Credits: Work In Sports  Since getting my cochlear implant last year I have had many people come to me and ask me questions about it. I love answering questions about my cochlear implant and I love that people want to ask about it. It's important to ask a lot of questions especially if you… Continue reading The 32 Questions I Asked My Surgeon Prior to My Cochlear Implant Surgery (PLUS WHAT I’LL ASK THE SECOND TIME AROUND)

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How My Mom Helped Aid My Cochlear Implant Success: The Before and After Story

Yesterday I gushed about my boyfriend and how supportive he's been about my cochlear implant and how my cochlear implant strengthened my relationship with him. My mom read it like she always does. After all, they always say your mom will always be your biggest fan. When it comes to my writing and pretty much everything… Continue reading How My Mom Helped Aid My Cochlear Implant Success: The Before and After Story

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How Getting a Cochlear Implant Helped Me Strengthen My Relationship With My Boyfriend

If you've been following my blog, then you've undoubtedly heard me speak a lot about my relationship with my boyfriend. It probably sounds like a fairy tale romance, right? Most of the time that's exactly how it feels, but like any other couple, we face our own obstacles, too. Prior to meeting my boyfriend, my… Continue reading How Getting a Cochlear Implant Helped Me Strengthen My Relationship With My Boyfriend

Personal, Post-Surgery

Driving With a Cochlear Implant

Image Credits: Zazzle For those of you who don't already know, I am a member of the vast minority of 20-somethings in New Jersey. What do I mean by that? Unlike most 20-something New Jerseyians, I lack possession of a valid driver's license. Quite frankly, I never had possession of one to begin with. Not… Continue reading Driving With a Cochlear Implant

Post-Activation

A Cochlear Implant Day Post-Activation Update

Happy Cochlear Implant Day! On this day 58 years ago French doctors performed the very first cochlear implant surgery. Since then, the procedure has been performed on thousands of other children and adults, giving them the beautiful gift of hearing. I am lucky and blessed enough to say that since November 17, 2014, I am… Continue reading A Cochlear Implant Day Post-Activation Update

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Post Cochlear Implant Activation Month 1 (And a Half)

Hey guys. It's been a really long time since I last updated. I apologize for that. I've just been crazy busy lately especially with my new job as an Assistant Project Manager at WebiMax. I've now been activated for a month and 10 days and I'm doing amazingly well. I've been talking on the phone… Continue reading Post Cochlear Implant Activation Month 1 (And a Half)

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Do I Still Have to Wear Caption Glasses with Cochlear Implants? What It’s like to Go to the Movies with Cochlear Implants

Larry came back from Florida this weekend. Actually, he came back last weekend on Sunday afternoon, but due to work schedules, this was the first I've been able to see him. We didn't know what we wanted to do this weekend. Here in NJ, the temperatures have been in the single digits or very low… Continue reading Do I Still Have to Wear Caption Glasses with Cochlear Implants? What It’s like to Go to the Movies with Cochlear Implants

Post-Activation

Post Cochlear Implant Activation Week 3.5 – Small Victories

Image Credits: Dumb Little Man Hey everyone! I know I'm a bit late on this, but Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a good time celebrating! Mine was good but I was slightly disappointed by how quiet it was. I was hoping to hear a lot of noise and new sounds but it seems like people… Continue reading Post Cochlear Implant Activation Week 3.5 – Small Victories