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
Image Credits: Wise Geek Today was a really big day, even though it started off just being about me getting my stitches out. I wasn't even going to meet with the audiologists until next week. My original appointment with the audiologist to test equipment was scheduled for tomorrow. However, here in South Jersey we're expecting… Continue reading Post Cochlear Implant Surgery: The Removal of Stitches And Testing of Equipment PLUS WHEN MY ACTIVATION WILL BE!
Well it's been 6 days since I received my cochlear implant at Jefferson University Hospital. The first few days were pretty hard but I'm slowly starting to get better. During the first 4 days I had a lot of pain and dizziness. Sleeping was very important and I would take a nap about every two… Continue reading Post-Cochlear Implant Surgery Day 6: How I’m Recovering
Image Credits: Powerhouse Museum I've slowed down a little bit with my blog posts this week. I've just been so incredibly busy with work and preparing for my cochlear implant surgery lately. I've said it once and I've said it again, I'm pretty sure preparing for the surgery is a much harder and more-time consuming… Continue reading Preparing For Cochlear Implant Surgery