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April 2018 surgeries and activations

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W00t!  I have an activation date:  May 9.

So tell me, how did you all stay patient while you waited?  :-)

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I downloaded apps to use for aural rehab and gathered aural rehab materials to use with live voices.  I also downloaded the manuals for my processors and read them.

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EDITED on April 17th....

In lieu of a calendar......trying to create a list of surgeries and activations so we can cheer people on.  Please add to the list and correct any errors.  A quick search yielded this....

 

@Joyce Morgan was activated on  April 6th.  Hope it went well Joyce!

@Mary Featherston and @Jackie Erickson both had surgery on April 13th.  First CI for Mary and second CI for Jackie.

@Dave activation on April 19th.  It’s his second side.

@Jdashiell activation on April 20th.  A much awaited for activation for sure after a long journey.

@Dorothy first CI surgery on April 27th.

@Kara of Canada activation on May 3rd.  It’s her second side.

@Mary Featherston activation May 9th.  It’s her first CI.

@Jackie Erickson activation ????

@Jewel will have her first CI surgery on August 21st.  It seems far off but will be here before we know it!

 

I apologize in advance if I missed anyone who is having surgery or being activated. It’s a busy time in HPs.  That is always exciting.

 

Wishing you all the best!

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You are so sweet keeping everyone up to date on each other. My activation date is May 2?

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EDITED on April 17th....

In lieu of a calendar......trying to create a list of surgeries and activations

so we can cheer people on.  Please add to the list and correct any errors.  

 

@Joyce Morgan was activated on  April 6th.  Hope it went well Joyce!

@Mary Featherston and @Jackie Erickson both had surgery on April 13th.  

First CI for Mary and second CI for Jackie.

@Dave activation on April 19th.  It’s his second side.

@Jdashiell activation on April 20th.  A much awaited for activation

for sure after a long journey.  It’s his second side.

@Dorothy first CI surgery on April 27th.

@Jackie Erickson activation on May 2nd.  It’s her second side.

@Kara of Canada activation on May 3rd.  It’s her second side.

@Mary Featherston activation May 9th.  It’s her first CI.

@Jewel will have her first CI surgery on August 21st.  

It seems far off but will be here before we know it!

 

Several other members are awaiting surgery dates.  

Let us know and we will add you to our cheering list.

 

I apologize in advance if I missed anyone who is having surgery

or being activated. It’s a busy time in HPs.  That is always exciting.

Wishing everyone the best!

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Mary Beth this is my left side CI activation 

right side was in2016

im not counting the 2 other surgeries and activations on the left side that did not provide significant stimulation ( significant is a misnomer here)

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I am hoping this activation is awesome for you @Jdashiell and you bilateral journey is rewarding.

 

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Just got my surgery date May 25

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EDITED on April 17th....

In lieu of a calendar......trying to create a list of surgeries and activations

so we can cheer people on.  Please add to the list and correct any errors.  

 

@Joyce Morgan was activated on  April 6th.  Hope it went well Joyce!

@Mary Featherston and @Jackie Erickson both had surgery on April 13th.  

First CI for Mary and second CI for Jackie.

@Dave activation on April 19th.  It’s his second side.

@Jdashiell activation on April 20th.  A much awaited for activation

for sure after a long journey.  It’s his second side.

@Dorothy first CI surgery on April 27th.

@Jackie Erickson activation on May 2nd.  It’s her second side.

@Kara of Canada activation on May 3rd.  It’s her second side.

@Mary Featherston activation May 9th.  It’s her first CI.

@Carolmarie surgery May 25th.  It’s her first CI.

@Jewel will have her first CI surgery on August 21st.  

It seems far off but will be here before we know it!

 

Several other members are awaiting surgery dates.  

Let us know and we will add you to our cheering list.

 

I apologize in advance if I missed anyone who is having surgery

or being activated. It’s a busy time in HPs.  That is always exciting.

Wishing everyone the best!

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7 hours ago, Jackie Erickson said:

You are so sweet keeping everyone up to date on each other. My activation date is May 2?

Wow @Jackie Erickson your squeezing in before me, good luck! 

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I find it nice to see so many coming to our group and telling us about their story. It’s very humbling. 

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I'm jealous of all you guys who are able to have the surgery before me! ? I have to coordinate my leave with coworkers which is why I have to wait till August! Blehhhhh. 

Anyway I'm enjoying the chronicles of your journeys. 

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@Jewel

 

You will be a pro by the time your surgery arrives!  Smile.

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Don’t worry @Jewelit will be here before you know it. Then it will all be about the journey! 

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Hi guys, nice to see so many surgeries and activations done and coming.

I also have my surgery on my right ear on 4 May. Unfortunately I chose to go for AB but I will keep coming here to share my experiences. This is such a nice place for that.

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Wishing you the best @stranger on May 4th.  Keep us posted.

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EDITED on April 18th....

In lieu of a calendar......trying to create a list of surgeries and activations

so we can cheer people on.  Please add to the list and correct any errors.  

 

@Joyce Morgan was activated on  April 6th.  Hope it went well Joyce!

@Mary Featherston and @Jackie Erickson both had surgery on April 13th.  

First CI for Mary and second CI for Jackie.

@Dave activation on April 19th.  It’s his second side.

@Jdashiell activation on April 20th.  A much awaited for activation

for sure after a long journey.  It’s his second side.

@Dorothy first CI surgery on April 27th.

@Jackie Erickson activation on May 2nd.  It’s her second side.

@Kara of Canada activation on May 3rd.  It’s her second side.

@stranger surgery on May 4th.  First CI.

@Mary Featherston activation May 9th.  It’s her first CI.

@Carolmarie surgery May 25th.  It’s her first CI.

@Jewel will have her first CI surgery on August 21st.  

It seems far off but will be here before we know it!

 

Several other members are awaiting surgery dates.  

Let us know and we will add you to our cheering list.

 

I apologize in advance if I missed anyone who is having surgery

or being activated. It’s a busy time in HPs.  That is always exciting.

Wishing everyone the best!


 

 

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@MED-EL Moderator

Any word on whether we can have a community calendar so members can opt to share surgery and activation dates?

I think we have liked having a list to know when to cheer people on, but I can not keep revising this list endlessly.  A community calendar sure would be helpful.

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Best of luck @Dave at your activation today!

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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!

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@Dorothy - speaking as one who's in the first week post-surgery:  the surgery will have a physical effect on you, but in my experience the acute pain didn't last long at all.  Once the hospital nurse loaded me up with painkillers I went home and from there on the pain abated progressively.  It's the Thursday after a Friday surgery and today it only hurts when I poke at it (so, you know....).  I am still aware of the presence of the implant, but I'm told by everyone who's had the experience that that will go away and it will just feel like my head again.  I have the sutures that dissolve so I don't have to go back in until activation day, which is actually two appointments:  one with the surgeon to get the final "yep, go ahead" and then two hours with the audiologist.

I'm going to be fidgety at work, but that's been true since I learned my surgery date.  I think people are getting used to it!

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As for pain, everyone is different. I have had 4 CI surgeries to date and never had any discomfort other than a mild headache/earache as a result.

Every time was handled well by a couple of Tylenol or else tough it out. Alas I am weak and took the Tylenol 

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@Dave is being activated today. Wishing you all the best. 

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Well,  I got the activation date today. It will be on 28 May. 3 weeks after surgery. I'm very excited.

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@Jdashiell

 

Have an AWESOME activation day Joe!

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