lilygirl630 Posted October 11, 2012 Report Share Posted October 11, 2012 randomthoughtsandruminations.wordpress.com I wrote a blog post about my activation day (which was today!!). All in all, it was successful (meaning, I didn't destroy the internal device in the 3 week recovery period, LOL), though I was a tad disappointed. I knew what to expect and I have kept my expectations low, but I won't lie, I did wish that I would have had more understanding of some sounds today. As it is, it's almost my bedtime and I haven't understood anything without a visual. I've just heard a lot of warbling and almost a chiming sound when noise is happening. I did hear my keys jingle, much like a cowbell and the ice clinking in the glass at the restaurant I went to for dinner was much more high pitched than I had heard it before. I go back in the morning at 8 am for more mapping. Hopefully I'll start seeing more progress during the weekend. I have already warned my mother that she will be practicing with me a lot this weekend! I plan to listen to a lot of children's books on tape/cd while reading the book and listening to a lot of environmental sounds. I will definitely be doing my part to get where I want to be! I can't believe how much stuff I got! I already am not a fan of the direct cable. I don't understand why they didn't give us a choice and let us get the cable that allows for only sound from my iPod to go through to my processor. Instead, I have a mixed cable that allows for sounds from my iPod AND environmental sounds. Maybe it won't matter if I find something else I prefer that will last through a workout. I think until I can start to enjoy music, I'll just be going without at that time. Today was also my post op appointment and all my restrictions were lifted! No more sleeping elevated, back to exercising, and I can shower and wash my hair normally again! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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