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GraniPeggy

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About GraniPeggy

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

    CI done,Jan 15th,and I'm home!!!

    Thanks everyone,I'm really looking forward to activation!
  2. Hi all,I'm Granipeggy from NC( Peggy) I joined a few weeks back.I had my CI done Tuesday past and came home yesterday! It s all been really easy until today..l think it's a combo of prednisone and the antibiotic ,but I'm having to fight to stop stomach hurting.Any suggestions ? Prednisone is up in 2 days..antibiotic at least 4 more. Thanks
  3. Hi all,I'm Granipeggy from NC( Peggy) I joined a few weeks back.I had my CI done Tuesday past and came home yesterday! It s all been really easy until today..l think it's a combo of prednisone and the antibiotic ,but I'm having to fight to stop stomach hurting.Any suggestions ? Prednisone is up in 2 days..antibiotic at least 4 more. Thanks
  4. GraniPeggy

    How long have you been implanted?

    I received my implant 3 days ago,Jan.15th.
  5. Hi all,I'm Granipeggy from NC( Peggy) I joined a few weeks back.I had my CI done Tuesday past and came home yesterday! It was amazing! I've had NO PAIN except a slight headache that comes and goes,and my usual chronic back pain.I can't believe there's so little pain! I return to Dr.Pillsbury at UNC hosp.in Chapel Hill,NC.on Jan 28th,for post-op check,and to have the processor turned on.Im very optimistic,and excited. I'm wishing you all the best as you go through your own journeys.
  6. GraniPeggy

    Why Med-El ?

    Hi,I haven't had my CI yet,it's coming up this coming Tuesday,Jan.15th! I also chose Med el,for my unilateral implant.I chose it for the MRI capabilities,my love of music,and I liked the flexibility.Also,I like that the Med. El company is only about 60 miles from where I live.I will post later on,as l know more about things will work for me.
  7. GraniPeggy

    Receiving CI, unilateral,Jan 15th.

    Candice,Hi,my Dr.is Dr.Pillsbury,and I really like him.My ENT Dr.,in Greensboro referred me to him.I have a kind of odd case.Im totally deaf,from birth,in the right ear,and have been losing hearing in the left,"my good ear" lifelong.After testing,it seems that my right ear just isn't a good candidate for implant.So,we are using the "hearing ear",although there's very little hearing.Im too excited to be nervous,but I do wonder what the first few days post-op will be like! I wish you much luck with your implant surgery,and if you like,I'll let you know how it goes!
  8. GraniPeggy

    Receiving CI, unilateral,Jan 15th.

    Thank you,Mary Featheron,for replying! And thank you for the good wishes,I'm more excited than I can say. I'm thinking of either trying a memory foam bed wedge for upper body,or if that's not enough elevation,sleeping upright,with my legs up in a recliner. What do you think? Hugs
  9. GraniPeggy

    Receiving CI, unilateral,Jan 15th.

    Thank you,Mary Beth,I appreciate the suggestion about the glasses,I really need mine for reading.Do you think a Memory foam bed wedge would be enough elevation? If not,I can sleep in my recliner with legs elevated,sitting upright.One worry I have is that the surgeon told me I cannot use my cpap,for sleep apnea,for at least a week. I've not so much as taken a nap with my cpap,in years! That said,I'm so excited about hearing again! Hugs
  10. GraniPeggy

    Receiving CI, unilateral,Jan 15th.

    I neglected to add that I chose Medel,I liked it,and the fact that Med el has an office nearby,in Durham,N.C. I'm so New to this,I'm unsure of exactly what to ask,and how to phrase it! Lol thanks..Peggy
  11. Hi All,I'm a 67 y/o grandmother from North Carolina.I've had left sided hearing impairment,with slow continued loss,life long,also born totally deaf in right ear. I was recently diagnosed as Profoundly hearing impaired,and deemed a candidate for Cochlear Implant surgery.I had my pre-ops,and surgery is set for Jan.15th,at UNC Hospital,in Chapel Hill,N.C. I'm very hopeful and excited,I've been pretty isolated by my deafness,and look forward to hearing. I'm wondering what to expect early post op, and if any of you who've been there,can offer me any tips? Thanks! Peggy
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