New Year, New Ear!

I can’t believe it’s been just over 90 days since my cochlear implant surgery. So much has changed and continues to change with my hearing. At first everybody sounded like Darth Vader. As of today, voices still sound deep, but no longer robotic. I am able to distinguish between male and female voices. I hear

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Six Weeks Post Op

Let me start by saying this journey is surreal! There is no way I could have fathomed all that it has involved physically and emotionally. First, you go through the surgery aspect and you’re recovering from a major surgery (outpatient, but still major – you’re getting your skull drilled!). My energy level was low for

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Post Surgery Update #1

I have to say, this surgery (for a cochlear implant) has been one of the toughest experiences of my life. From the moment I opened my eyes (after surgery), it’s been one dizzy trip! I keep hoping – today being one of them, that I wake up and my eyeballs are stable. The pain hasn’t been as

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A New Path

Today marks yet another step in my hearing loss journey. As it happens, just when you think the dust has settled a bit and you’ve “got this”, something jolts your complacency back into uncertainty. About a month ago, I went for my annual hearing check-up. I was happy to learn my hearing has been stable

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Summer of Friends & Family

It’s been a whirlwind summer and hard to believe we are now into August, Wow! I’m trying to absorb all the wonderful things that have come my way the last two months. When they say you need to stop and smell the roses….Well, that’s what I’m doing right now because I don’t want to forget what

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