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Kylie

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    Kylie reacted to soojjan in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    stitches. I am not allowed to wash my hair for at least 2 weeks. Today I may go home. Let's see how the daughter of 2 is going to respond to my bandage. On Facetime yesterday: daddy pain ...
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    Kylie reacted to Mary Beth in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    The first hair wash is wonderful!  I was able to do that soon too.
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    Kylie reacted to Mary Beth in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    @Kylie and @soojjan
    Terrific that your recoveries are going so well.  Soon the exciting times come with your activations!
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    Kylie reacted to soojjan in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    Nice to hear that everything goes well Kylie!
    I'm implanted yesterday. I was very afraid that I would be very dizzy, but luckily this was not the case. Actually, I dont't have much trouble with the recovery. The only strange thing is that I no longer have taste on 1 side of my tongue. But this will come back.
    I have to stay in the hospital until tomorrow. Keep the bandage on for a week and then the countdown to May 2!

    Greetings

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    Kylie got a reaction from Daniel the Stranger in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    All done and back at home! No dressing, just a cool head of staples. Gonna look awesome at work next week! I feel pretty good - bit dizzy and bit achy and my ear is numb, but overall not too bad. Just on panadol, no need for the hard stuff. Now relaxing on the couch watching Netflix 😁

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    Kylie reacted to Mary Featherston in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    @Kylie - looks great!  I'm glad you're feeling well.  Rest for a couple of days and you'll be in great shape.
    @Andy - if you have just started with your CIs, yes, I think fatigue could affect what you hear.  I've found that the way my CIs sound is different when I don't sleep well.  I'm going to be jetlagged for the first time since implantation in a few weeks - I'm betting that will affect how it sounds too.  Just keep on working on it and it will get better.
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    Kylie got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    All done and back at home! No dressing, just a cool head of staples. Gonna look awesome at work next week! I feel pretty good - bit dizzy and bit achy and my ear is numb, but overall not too bad. Just on panadol, no need for the hard stuff. Now relaxing on the couch watching Netflix 😁

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    Kylie reacted to JohnL in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    @Kylie
    glad to hear you’re done and feeling okay. I like the arrow on your neck pointing to the ear. A nice road map for the surgeon. 
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    Kylie reacted to Mary Beth in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    Looking great @Kylie!
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    Kylie reacted to Jewel in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    @Kylie
    Happy for you. Never seen it done with staples! Cool! You're lucky you don't have much pain. Rest up. Now the countdown begins to activation day! 
     
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    Kylie got a reaction from Mary Beth in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    All done and back at home! No dressing, just a cool head of staples. Gonna look awesome at work next week! I feel pretty good - bit dizzy and bit achy and my ear is numb, but overall not too bad. Just on panadol, no need for the hard stuff. Now relaxing on the couch watching Netflix 😁

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    Kylie got a reaction from Jewel in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    SO excited. BRING IT ON!!!
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    Kylie got a reaction from Jewel in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    I have been sent 4 audiology appointments! Nice to know ahead of time. The schedule is this:
    surgery on 12th April
    activation on 1st May (nearly 3 weeks post surgery)
    Further 3 audiology sessions, weekly from activation.
    Now it's getting very exciting!!!
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    Kylie reacted to pdk in Guide for a music rehabilitation: step by step.   
    Five weeks behind me. 
    I called the high frequency sounds over speech a second layer. 
    I only figured it out on my third mapping it is all the sibilance from the c, t, and s. 
    It will gradually join together. 
    After my activation I got home played my guitar, not so good. On to the PC and through some of my favourite classical stuff. Drums great, piano not bad. 
    Now drums, piano, tuba, trombone, cello, violin, flute all sounding pretty good. 
    Big orchestral bars a wonderful squelchy sound. 
    Joan Sutherland and Kathleen battle sound good. 
    Normal pop, Sinatra, mel tormey, Susan Boyle all squelchy. 
    I'm going to listen to Susan Boyle every day until it comes right. 
    I think trying to separate 2 semitones is not necessary. If I play a scale I hear every note. If I play f then e on the top string the e sounds higher. 
    If I play a on the top string I hear two separate notes. 
    Two fantastic cli programs. 
    www.morefrommusic.org.
    And 
    angelsound.tigerspeech.com
    They work on xp and win 7
    I could go on but I don't want to bore all of you. 
    Happy listening. 
    Peter
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    Kylie reacted to pdk in Guide for a music rehabilitation: step by step.   
    Five weeks down the road I went to a live concert. 
    Wagner the flying Dutchman,, shotakovich piano no 2, and Berlioz symphony fantastic. 
    The whole was amazing. My favourite Berlioz the last part which I know blew me away , almost like before I had hearing aids.  I had removed my left ear aid before the concert. that ear hears about a quarter of the cli. 
    Yes there were a lot of squelches but they somehow got buried. 
    The piano which with recorded music sounds better. At the concert  I could hear the hammer hit the wires on high and low notes. Slow passages distort, plumby. 
    I listened to the same concert broadcast this evening not nearly as good. The loud parts much more squelchy. 
    When I got home I got out my acoustic guitar, it sounded absolutely terrible. 
    So what can I say? Nothing is predictable. I do think good headphones bring out the worst in music but they are better than Bluetooth on the cli alone. 
    .Next Week I'm going to an organ recital .what can I loose. We can go to the rehearsal in Capetown city hall for a good price. 
    Did anyone say life is boring? 
    Happy listening 
    Peter 
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    Kylie got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    SO excited. BRING IT ON!!!
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    Kylie reacted to Mary Beth in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    @Kylie
    It is almost April 12th!  How are you doing?
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    Kylie reacted to Daniel the Stranger in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    Cool, just one day more! All the best.
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    Kylie got a reaction from Mary Beth in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    SO excited. BRING IT ON!!!
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    Kylie got a reaction from Daniel the Stranger in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    I have been sent 4 audiology appointments! Nice to know ahead of time. The schedule is this:
    surgery on 12th April
    activation on 1st May (nearly 3 weeks post surgery)
    Further 3 audiology sessions, weekly from activation.
    Now it's getting very exciting!!!
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    Kylie got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    I have been sent 4 audiology appointments! Nice to know ahead of time. The schedule is this:
    surgery on 12th April
    activation on 1st May (nearly 3 weeks post surgery)
    Further 3 audiology sessions, weekly from activation.
    Now it's getting very exciting!!!
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    Kylie reacted to Dave in Pittsburgh in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    @Kylie Yes it is ,now you can plan you life .Good luck with your appointments and keep us posted.
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    Kylie reacted to Mary Beth in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    You have been waiting a long time @Kylie and now it is almost here!  YAY!
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    Kylie got a reaction from Mary Beth in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    I have been sent 4 audiology appointments! Nice to know ahead of time. The schedule is this:
    surgery on 12th April
    activation on 1st May (nearly 3 weeks post surgery)
    Further 3 audiology sessions, weekly from activation.
    Now it's getting very exciting!!!
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