recovery, part 1

I’m calling this part one, because I’m pretty sure there will be more. I’m doing okay, could be much worse. Lots of sleeping going on which is always good after surgery. It was really difficult to find a comfortable way to sleep but once I did I was out. My Fitbit says I’ve been sleeping about 9 hours, which is incredible given that I usually only get about 3 to 4 hours a night according to it.

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misconceptions & expectations

I want to clear up a few things, because it has come to my attention lately that a lot of people really don’t know much about cochlear implants.  Which is fine, why would you unless you know someone getting one or who has one?  So there is a big one I want to clear up.   I am not going to wake up from surgery on Tuesday and suddenly be able to hear.

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one week…

Cochlear implant surgery is now one week from today.  Figured this was as good a time as any to actually start this blog that I’ve been thinking about for months. It’s ridiculous how fast this has all moved.  On my 40th birthday, May 23, I went for a hearing evaluation with my friend and audiologist Cathy.  Two months later, I’m having surgery.  Just seems like once I got the go ahead, why not just go for it?  As my husband Ed put it, it’s not like it will make you any deafer….

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