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Lori Martin

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  1. Hi @Mary Beth Holly Molly! Got the tag thing down! At any event thank you for getting back to me so quickly. I am activated now and going into one month, I have completed level one and two. I most definitely done a happy dance at that time. Currently working with level three and four but four is somewhat overwhelming. So I am going back and forth with this. My team mentioned to me that I should gain clearily hearing within twelve months. That's a long time! But overall I am hanging in there. I believe where I stand is before I had the CI, I was in rough shape due to previous surgery for I lost my hearing. So some of the questions I would continuously ask is will I regain the process Brain back. They say to me they are unsure for I was extremely traumatized. It appears that my process and hearing working together isn't working as it should. I do become frustrated for I am working harder with all my daily living and become extremely exhausted. My team sees all for my eyes are my compensation and have been for it will be two years as of the end of January 2020. I am most definitely trying to keep the faith and in hopes I will regain some. For they team is saying I probably won't be 100 per cent. I have excepted this but at the same time somewhat upset. I have lost a lot in my life but I am gaining my hearing back slowly. I realize everyone's journey is different and I can't thank you all enough for being there. Lori
  2. Hi to here on hear peers Well I managed to get through the holidays. I was told by my implant manager to try and boost my processor up to level two to get used to someo of my surrounding. When I arrived at the function everything to me was so difficult to handle. So I was told to reduce my level back to one. I could hear some of each voice during this time but not to the best of clearily. They say this takes time and will be baby steps. I was so extremely exhausted from all but managed to get through. I am now back on level two with silence in the background. I don't know if any of you also had a balance issue but I do and learning as I go. I also had physical therapy whom asked if she could stay on board (absolutely.) She found that the Crystals were doing better where my processor is attached, but needless to say they are stuck on the other side. She calls this (BPPV) and I am most definitely working hard with all. It's now s low key time for me until I go back to Boston Medical Center and to be reavaluated along with my new equipment that has arrived. Hope all here on hear peers had a wonderful holiday season. I believe the year 2020 will be ours!! Thank you Lori
  3. Hi to here in hear peers I am so grateful for all who has connected here with so many. Yesterday I returned to Boston Medical Center for another three hour session and had my processor reprogrammed, for I just couldn't hear at all. It's better now and I am in stages 1,2,3,4. I could not thank enough for the surgeon and my implant supervisor for all they have done but just for myself but others as well. They say it's baby steps through our journey that indeed. Merry Christmas to all here in hear peers. Lori
  4. Hi I have been reading so much here at hearpeers. Absolutely wonderful!! I as well have been doing journaling on myself. It's so amazing what your unquie journey (story is all about.)
  5. Thank you Marybeth !! It's just so different Water running Sneezing Flushing the toilet I can go on and on. Lori
  6. I had tears some but when I can hear more clearly that's when I will probably break down. Just keeping the faith!
  7. Hi to all here at hearpeers To try an answer all your questions to the best of my ability I will do my best. First I had a hearing test completed, then my implant manager worked with the sounds with my processor. Holly Molly I could actually hear her voice but with noise in the background. She explained that will calm down eventually in time. My processor is flat and the other equipment they are resending back and giving me new up to date technology. Yay!! I had my implant process done at Boston Medical Center at the moakley building. Right now I am trying to learn my sounds with the background noise it's diffiently different to say the least. But I still have aways to go as you all here had too. I am also working with my remote to control my levels of sounds. I have completed stage 1,2 and now up to three. I will go to level four over the weekend so it's not overwhelming.
  8. Hi to all here at hearpeers Today I am in my way to Boston to meet with my implant manager today is initial activation day. I am somewhat nervous!! Thank you Lori
  9. Hi to hearpeers Question ? After you had your surgery did any of you experience verdigo and dizziness along with being nausea. Been sick every single day 😫 Verdigo seems to be getting better, but the dizziness is just there. Does this take time?
  10. Hearpeers I made it through the first step. Surgery was three hours. I am home resting and will have to take it easy for at least a month. Next is activation on December 9th. Then more follow ups. December, January, March Hopefully I am done after that. Thank you all for being here on this forum. Lori
  11. Hi Nischal Koirala My implant of choice was Implant SYNCHRONY FLEX 28 with a back up FLEX 24 implant. Sound Processor 1. Round 2 light brown color & 1. SONNET in Nordic Grey color option Coil Cable Nordic Grey Color Magnet Strength 1. 4 and 1. 5 Nordic Coil Cover Color. Rechargable Batteries 2 Standard + 2 Micro Rechargable Kit, 1 Sonnet Battery Frame Accessories Roger Pen/ 21 (Nordic Grey) I was also chosen a Magnetic processor as well. I am single sided deafness with low hearing on the left. I do have a process disorder along with this and doing the best I can with all. It has been hard extremely work to say the least. But hey I got this. May I ask how long your surgery was? Your not alone! Lori
  12. Hi Nischal Koirala Congratulations! Yes a little nervous and excited at the same time. You got this! I have my implant process for November 19 @ Boston Medical Center. How was your healing process? I receive my activation on December 9th along with follow ups. Welcome to hear peers! Lori
  13. Hi all to hearpeers I don't know but getting nervous for I head to Boston tomorrow for cochlear implant surgery on Tuesday @ 7:00 am. Holly Molly!! I am trying so hard to be excited but the anxiousness is so taking over. Keeping the faith Ms. Lori
  14. Hi to hearpeers Getting somewhat nervous but trying to be with excitement aling the way. I do have a question? Any one here ever had implant failure? I will be diffiently keep all in the loop. Lori
  15. Hi Marybeth Thank you so much for your assistance. Lori
  16. Hi Marybeth Yes when I was in Boston last week my implant manager offered another choice of implant, which I will have two processors. Through med - El Device selected Implant Synchrony flex 28 with a back up flex 24 implant. Sound Processors 1. Rondo2 light brown color & 1. SONNET in Nordic Grey color option. Coil Cable Nordic Grey Color Magnet strength (1) 4 and(1) 5 Nordic Grey color cover color. Rechargable batteries 2 standard + 2 Micro Rechargable kit, 1 SONNET Battery Frame Accessories Roger Pen / Roger 21 (Nordic Grey) Document pack English I also choice another with magnets.
  17. Hi Marybeth Thank you!! Everything seems to be going smoothly. My implant manager was very impressed when see met with me. It sure has been a long haul. Now it's time to start my unique journey. Lori
  18. Hi to all here on hearpeers. Met with my implant manager last week in Boston Medical Center and surgery is set for November 19 @ 6:30 am Activation is on December 9th Follow up with all is on December 16th Somewhat nervous and yet excited to gain some of my life back. Happy tears! Thank you all here at hearpeers!! Lori
  19. Hi to all here in hearpeers Update on change with my upcoming cochlear implant surgery it is as stands October 30, 2019 ( Not November) They bumped me up! Just one week and not a half. I am so happy to start with this and be able to share with you all at a later time. Thank you all for just being there. Lori
  20. Hi to all here at hearpears I would like to say I received as of last Thursday from Boston Medical Center that I now have a date along with four others out of state. My date is November 19th, 2019. I am going first out of us four. I am somewhat nervous but all can hear in my voice that I am now gaining excitement! Yay! I will keep all of you here on hearpeers updated on all. Thank you Lori
  21. Hi Mary Beth I will actually get my date here shortly. I will diffiently keep you posted! Lori
  22. Hi everyone here in this forum This is an update of myself. (Me) Lori My surgery is in two weeks for single sided deafness in Boston. My team has most differently helped me through the way but still with difficulty with process (which is a process disorder.) I have moved my team here in the state of Maine but surgery still stands in Boston, along with continued physical therapy whom I adore. I have also been doing journaling which has helped me deeply. I have so many on my Rock! So what I am bringing in with me is? The warmth of the sun My friends My pooch All that surported me through this. To say the least it hasn't been easy. My excitement is now coming out. Thank you all for being here. Lori
  23. Hi Marybeth I haven't but it's worth a shot to see if they could fix vestibular hairs that have been completely damaged.
  24. Hi everyone I have a question about single sided deafness. I realize that many of you have permimnent damage of vestibular hairs. I lost my hearing do to this, this is why I have no hearing at all on my right side. I am ready for the Cochlear implant which I will no more real soon. They are working on the paperwork. I guess my question is if I went out of the country would any of you know if they could fix the damage? Instead of a Cochlear implant. Thank you Lori
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