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Dorothy

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Dorothy last won the day on August 4 2018

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    Candidate for a hearing implant
  • Implanted
    No
  • Implant Period
    Not applicable
  • Implant Type
    Cochlear Implant
  • Hearing Loss Type
    Unknown / Prefer not to say
  • Cause of Hearing Loss
    Unknown / Prefer not to say
  • Pre/post lingual Hearing Loss
    Post lingual Hearing Loss
  • Sudden/Progressive Hearing Loss
    Progressive Hearing Loss
  • Uni/bilateral Implant
    Unilateral implant
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    United States

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  1. Hi Mary Beth, Yes, that's where my cable is too, but it's still too long. I could use one that is half of that length!
  2. Hi again, it's been a while since I've posted. I'm now into month 2 of my activation and have run into a bump in the road. Due to allergies, I have fluid in both ears and have not been able to have an ear mold made for my implanted ear, or been fitted for a new hearing aid in my left ear. I did get the go ahead to use my old hearing aid, and that does help somewhat. I'm hoping that at my appointment next month I will be able to get the ear mold made and be fitted for the new hearing aid. That being said, am I the only one that needs to have a shorter cable? The one I have is MedEl's shortest length, but it is too long! any suggestions?
  3. Hello again, I finally had my implant surgery on the 10th of July! All went well with a few surprises. I was expecting to have some discomfort, but happily all I needed to take was some Extra Strength Tylenol, and only for a few days. The surprises were the amount, loudness and continual noise in my head! That lasted for about 2 weeks and gradually became a whisper. The other surprise was the lack of equilibrium, that was totally unexpected! Thankfully it too only lasted for about 2 weeks. The audiologist activated my implant (sonnet eas) last week and I was amazed at all of the new sounds I could hear! I was able to show my husband which smoke detector was beeping, I don't know when the last time I heard one of those! I've been working hard at home learning to hear again and my audiologist gave me a web site to try that is wonderful. It is Angel Sound and I highly recommend it! I will see her again next week and hopefully the pressure in my ear will be at a level that will allow her to make an ear mold for me. In the meantime, I'm trying to figure out all of the Med-El accessories that I got and trying not to get too frustrated with the Roger Pen! All in all, I am so excited to be hearing, even at this limited level, it is above and beyond any of my expectations and I know it will only get better!
  4. Hello again, I finally had my implant surgery on the 10th of July! All went well with a few surprises. I was expecting to have some discomfort, but happily all I needed to take was some Extra Strength Tylenol, and only for a few days. The surprises were the amount, loudness and continual noise in my head! That lasted for about 2 weeks and gradually became a whisper. The other surprise was the lack of equilibrium, that was totally unexpected! Thankfully it too only lasted for about 2 weeks. The audiologist activated my implant (sonnet eas) last week and I was amazed at all of the new sounds I could hear! I was able to show my husband which smoke detector was beeping, I don't know when the last time I heard one of those! I've been working hard at home learning to hear again and my audiologist gave me a web site to try that is wonderful. It is Angel Sound and I highly recommend it! I will see her again next week and hopefully the pressure in my ear will be at a level that will allow her to make an ear mold for me. In the meantime, I'm trying to figure out all of the Med-El accessories that I got and trying not to get too frustrated with the Roger Pen! All in all, I am so excited to be hearing, even at this limited level, it is above and beyond any of my expectations and I know it will only get better!
  5. I'm back, and you're not going to believe this....My surgery scheduled for the 3rd has been cancelled! I just found out that the implant did not arrive, so I've been rescheduled for Tuesday the 10th. Here's hoping that everything will go without a hitch next week!
  6. Hello again! I just found out yesterday afternoon that I am finally going to have surgery for my implant. I was expecting to hear that would take about 5 weeks to be put on the surgical schedule, but I will have surgery on Tuesday, July 3rd! Not much time to get worried! Please send any and all good thoughts my way!
  7. Hi, it's me again! I just got word this afternoon that I am finally going to have surgery for my Cochlear Implant. Imagine my surprise when I was told that it will be next Tuesday, July 3rd! I was certain that it would take at least 5 weeks before I would get a date for surgery as I only contacted the doctor's office today to start the process to reschedule. Here's hoping there are no surprises between now and then that would cause me to have to cancel again! Any and all good thoughts and best wishes are appreciated!
  8. I was scheduled to have my Cochlear Implant surgery on Friday the 27th, and I see that some of you have been sending me best wishes, etc. Unfortunately, when I went for my surgery, after speaking with a nurse and my doctor, it was determined that my surgery should be postponed indefinitely. My husband had been, and still is, hospitalized with a Staph infection in his blood. The doctor felt that it was too big of a risk for me to proceed at that time. To say I was/am disappointed would truly be an understatement! Thanks again for your encouragement, I will be in touch and asking for your good thoughts, wishes and prayers when I am able to reschedule! Dorothy
  9. It looks like there a quite a few of us that will be having our 1st CI surgery in the very near future. Any words of wisdom as to what we should expect? I'm especially curious as to what the 3 weeks between surgery and activation will be like. Here's wishing all the best to all of you!
  10. Hello again! I finally have a date for my implant surgery, April 27th! I'm excited that it's going to happen after a long wait, but also a little apprehensive! Any advice as to what to expect, before, during and after? Thanks
  11. Thank you, Kara, I will keep trying to do whatever I need to do, the only thing I have to lose is the rest of my natural hearing!
  12. Hi, it's me again. I got fed up with waiting for Memorial Hermann, Houston, TX to decide if they would allow MedEl implants. So, next Friday, the 16th, I will be seeing a new doctor who practices at a new hospital that uses MedEl. I'm trying not to get my hopes build up, but I could certainly use more than a few good thought coming my way!
  13. Thanks, Kara, I've decided that life has become one giant mystery! Let's hope the ending is happy!
  14. Kara, Sometimes being vocal works and I'm happy for you that it did! I, too, hope you make that list and that your wait won't be too long! Wishing you the best of luck.... Dorothy
  15. Kara, I'm so sorry to hear that you had to wait that long for you CI, that's horrible! Here's hoping my wait won't come close to yours!
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