Pre-Surgery

Cochlear Implant #2 Evaluation: A Day Full Of Emotions PLUS MY (TENTATIVE) DATE OF SURGERY

Yesterday was quite the day. I had my evaluation at Jefferson for my second cochlear implant. The day started out pretty well. I was off of work so getting to sleep in a couple extra hours was definitely a perk for one. For two, before I even left for Jefferson, they called me to let… Continue reading Cochlear Implant #2 Evaluation: A Day Full Of Emotions PLUS MY (TENTATIVE) DATE OF SURGERY

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

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

Personal, Pre-Surgery

Pre-Cochlear Implant Surgery: The Final Day

Image Credits: TerpTopics By this time tomorrow, I'll probably not only be bionic, but home from my surgery (so long as everything goes well). Unreal. I can't believe tomorrow's the day. Everything has happened so fast with this all. I am nervous, naturally, but  more excited than anything else. I know this will be a… Continue reading Pre-Cochlear Implant Surgery: The Final Day

Pre-Surgery

The Last of Cochlear Implant Pre-Surgery Screening + The Date of My Surgery!

Today was my much anticipated second appointment at Jefferson regarding my cochlear implant surgery. I didn't meet with my surgeon, Dr. Wilcox, like I initially thought I would. Instead I met with an audiologist and some other staff people and got some more tests done, more information on the implant, ordered the implant, and scheduled… Continue reading The Last of Cochlear Implant Pre-Surgery Screening + The Date of My Surgery!

Personal, Pre-Surgery

Pre-Cochlear Implant Surgery Fear: The Balance Test

Image Credits: Fearless Flight I'm just a little more than a day away from my 2nd appointment with my cochlear implant surgeon, Dr. Wilcox. During this appointment I will have a series of tests done to see how well I'll do with an implant. One of these tests is a balance test, and I'll be… Continue reading Pre-Cochlear Implant Surgery Fear: The Balance Test

Personal, Pre-Surgery

Pre-Cochlear Implant Testing: MRI And CAT Scan Day

Image Credits: Diffen.com  Today was one of the last of what I like to call the "stupid waste of time pre-cochlear implant testing". I had to get an MRI with and without contrast and  CAT Scan. I was a little excited for these tests initially because I think they are kind of fun. I'm deaf so naturally… Continue reading Pre-Cochlear Implant Testing: MRI And CAT Scan Day

Personal, Pre-Surgery

Confessions of A Def Deaf Girl — My Story

Image Credits: Vimeo Hey everyone and welcome to my new blog. Some of you may be following me after being redirected from my main blog, http://www.kimerskine.wordpress.com . I wanted to create a new blog that focuses strictly on my journey into the wild, wonderful world of cochlear implants though. So here we are! Allow me to… Continue reading Confessions of A Def Deaf Girl — My Story