Emily C. Posted June 29, 2018 Report Share Posted June 29, 2018 Whew... freaking finally finally yaaay! Yes, yes I know the 'big insurance machine' can be tricky or difficult, but when my surgeon's secretary said she was handling my claim for me and it would take "about three weeks", I went from finally being at ease with decision and looking forward to doing it, to getting a little worried/impatient/nervously hopeful/etc once I hit the four-week mark of waiting! I guess I was hoping to have the quiet summer to work on it! Finally, at about four and half weeks, insurance came through, and they are covering it. So now, uh, I run into a slightly different bit of silly indecisiveness! Thanks to how long that took, the dates available are running into August. Which wouldn't be a big deal, except I work retail, and we always get super busy leading up to back-to-school (which starts August 27th, here). So I'm trying to chart it out in my head, with the idea that I'll be off the week it happens, "half-deaf" for the week after that, activated the week after that, (roughly speaking, I guess, depending on audi availability), then first mapping two weeks after that. Which means, if the current dates available are the 8th, 15th, 22nd, or 29th, some of those will have a week that falls during back-to-school or right before, where I'm at the half-deaf or freshly-turned-on point. Am I overthinking it, or would that be a bit much to deal with while trying to keep up with everything? Maybe I should wait til after that busy weekend is over and do it on the 29th. My gut is saying that sounds like a nice idea, to be able to focus and relax better, although my audi (who is great, but very vague since she doesn't want to 'decide for me'), said to "do whatever I feel comfortable with" and that it might be a good idea to instantly "expose myself to all the sounds in my environment". Well, sure, but there's a difference between newly hearing at a normal workday, and a crazy week filled with students needing stuff. Plus, I have no idea what it'll be like for me, although if it helps, I'm not going from complete deafness to suddenly processing an implant- just very hard-of-hearing, which I suspect will help with the learning curve. What do you guys think? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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