Christianity, Church, Personal, Post-Activation, Post-Surgery, Religion

What Does Speaking in Tongues Have to Do With Sign Language?

What the Apostle Paul Says About Speaking in Tongues in 1 Corinthians 14 This week I read 1 Corinthians 14, and it made me think a lot about the history of American Sign Language. In 1 Corinthians 14, Paul is talking to the church of Corinth about speaking in tongues. He acknowledges the ability to… Continue reading What Does Speaking in Tongues Have to Do With Sign Language?

Personal, Post-Activation, Religion

What It’s Like to Graduate With Cochlear Implants

Hey guys! Long time, no blog! I have been a little bit more active on my other blog, KimErskine.WordPress.com lately. Feel free to check that out if you get a chance. It has a lot of book reviews if you're into that kind of thing! There is one big thing that has happened since I… Continue reading What It’s Like to Graduate With Cochlear Implants

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

Personal, Post-Surgery, Research Studies

Hearing Preservation After Surgery and My Second Cochlear Implant Support Group Meeting

Image Credits: Cochlear Implant Online I know what you're thinking... I thought you said your first cochlear implant support group meeting would be your last.  And you're right, I did. Back in May I went to my first cochlear implant support group when they did a discussion on cochlear implants and dementia. It was extremely… Continue reading Hearing Preservation After Surgery and My Second Cochlear Implant Support Group Meeting

Pre-Surgery

Maybe Two Is Better Than One: Why I Want To Go Bilateral

Image Credits: SuggestKeyword.com  Ever since I got my first cochlear implant I have wanted to get my second ear done. Getting my cochlear implant is the best thing I've ever done. Read pretty much any of my past entries on this blog and you'll see why. It's given me many new opportunities that I never… Continue reading Maybe Two Is Better Than One: Why I Want To Go Bilateral

Church, Personal, Post-Activation, Post-Surgery, Pre-Surgery, Religion

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

Post-Activation

Why I Don’t Want To Give Up On Lip-Reading

Image Credits: Fan Pop When I first got my cochlear implant I was told that it may make it so I don't have to rely on lip-reading so much, but that I would probably still do it simply out of habit. They weren't kidding about that. Many people with cochlear implants do not want to… Continue reading Why I Don’t Want To Give Up On Lip-Reading

Post-Activation

Transformation Tuesday: How My Word Recognition Went from 0% to 93% With The Help Of A Cochlear Implant

On March 25th I had another hearing test. It wasn't my first one since being activated, but it was my most thorough one. You may remember from my post in January that I have already seen great results from my first hearing test. However, during that time they did not test me for word recognition because… Continue reading Transformation Tuesday: How My Word Recognition Went from 0% to 93% With The Help Of A Cochlear Implant