asl, deaf culture, Personal, Post-Activation, Post-Surgery, Pre-Surgery, Research Studies

5 Reasons Why I Don’t Sign

I often times speak out against how frustrating it can be to have people see my cochlear implants and automatically assume that I sign. This is annoying but an easy mistake for people who are not familiar with the difference between lowercase d deaf and capital D Deaf to make. What is infuriating to me… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I Don’t Sign

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

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

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

The First 4 Days Of Cochlear Implant Activation: An Exciting (But Overwhelming) Journey

This picture was taken just a few hours before activation. Yes... I am magnetic. Hey guys I finally have time to update this after being activated on Wednesday, December 17th. It has been such a crazy and overwhelming past four days, but definitely a very exciting time. My activation wasn't what I would call a… Continue reading The First 4 Days Of Cochlear Implant Activation: An Exciting (But Overwhelming) Journey

Christianity, Church, Personal, Pre-Surgery, Religion

Preparing For Cochlear Implant Surgery

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