Wednesday, 25 May 2011

3 years later!

Can you believe it 3 years ago I went under the knife to get this amazing cochlear implant. I was so nervous and I almost changed my mind. I am so glad I went ahead with it. There nothing to be afraid of when having a surgery - its a bit like getting a headache the next day which doesn't last long. I can't believe how quick has it gone. I'm loving this hearing journey - its the best thing you could ever ask for. With my hearing aid I couldn't hear anything apart from loud noise and I have to lip-read all the time. With the Advanced Bionics I have now has help me to hear all sort of everyday environment sounds and I can actually hear people talking too. I don't always hear every word but I must say I don't lip-read as much as I used to lip-read and I can now hear on the phone. Only to the people I know well. I am still learning and there is more to learn. I never used to be into music and I now can't go on a long journey trip without my I-pod. I've made loads of friends especially world wide after creating this blog and I have met up with a lot of people who are now waiting to get an implant or has just had them. There journey seems to be going so well just like mine! Here to the next 3 years :-)

4 comments:

Laura's medical journey said...

happy 3 yrs katie louise x

Discpad said...

And now it's been four years! We're all so proud of you, too!

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Kathleen Colligan said...

Thanks for sharing. I got implanted this week and was a nervous wreck. But it was not as bad as I thought it would be compared to the Esteem implant in my other ear. I am happy you have done so well! I am hoping for a positve activation in 2 weeks. I see you flew right after your implant. My doctors says to wait 4-6 weeks .