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Cyborg Queen Patient Expert

Las Vegas, Nevada
I'm known as Cyborg Queen. I have bilateral cochlear implants. I had surgery done in my left in January of 2008, I loved it so much that I had to get my right done in May 2008. Nothing was sweeter than the day that I finally heard crickets after 30 years of asking what does crickets sound like.
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*sigh* by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Doesn't this suck? I called up three different CI audiologists...NONE take my insurance. A big city like this, only has 3 CI audiologists. One doesn't accept Aetna, the other ... Read on »
24 hours mark by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It is currently 24 hour mark to my surgery. By now, 24 hours later, they probably have already set a place in my skull for the implant, or threading the electrodes in my coc ... Read on »
3rd Day by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Today is better than yesterday. I was feeling nausous yesterday, and used the patch. I think the only annoying thing is that I can't taste anything, and my tongue is still a ... Read on »
A better day! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Yay! It always happens...after a few bad days, a great day follows afterwards and you just forget the bad days. :-) Yesterday, I took the plunge, and got myself a new ... Read on »
A Spicy "Ah-ha" moment by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So, here I am still having a sore neck. I would stretch it out from time to time, but it felt like I have a big bruise on my neck, not stiffness. I checked my older posts to ... Read on »
A Week After by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Well, it's been a week since my activation, and boy what a week. All I say is, I'm glad that I can "turn off" my ears when I go to sleep. :-D I've learned yesterday tha ... Read on »
A week went by already? by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Been busy last week with errands and miscellaneous stuff. The major thing is that I bought a new laptop. I have had mine for almost 3 years, and lately it has become unreli ... Read on »
About time! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here we go! Sorry for the delay... Read on »
Activation Day part Deux by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Forgot to add this. Please read my activation day post first. SkullChick, is getting her activation day on 2/12/08, *hand waves* She asked me if I videotaped my activati ... Read on »
Advanced Bionics by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness While this is a bit of "old" news, but interesting to know. A friend of mine has AB, but cannot get the HiRes90 because she had an older implant, so it's not compatible at t ... Read on »
Am I crazy? by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The answer to this provoking question is YES. I will be the first person to say this...doesn't everyone say this all the time? I've always joked with Roni that we're n ... Read on »
Am I crazy? by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Things are sounding a little harsh. Male voices sounds like a broken record scratchy. I can't quite explain it. I think I need a new map (already!?). I was listening t ... Read on »
And the birds are singing... by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I have started to take up cycling just to get out of the apt. I think I'll be interested enough in it to actually compete. Now wouldn't that be cool? Good thing my hel ... Read on »
Another Post In Paradise... by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness *yes it's from the song 'Another Day In Paradise'* :-D Well, one more week to go before Reba's concert! First concert with my new ears. This week has been uneventful. ... Read on »
Ask and Ye Shall Receive by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Laurie wanted to see a picture of the hideous bathroom. So...here you go! Don't say I didn't warn you. This is the guest bathroom. :-) Yes - matching ceiling and ... Read on »
Batteries by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness You know what, I totally forgot to tell you. On Mother's Day, I went to see Mom (of course). About 15 mins later, the familiar beeping sound came to warn me that my batter ... Read on »
Beam me up Scotty! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Yesterday I went to Jersey Gardens with a friend. This was the first time that I was out in a very noisy environment. I started talking to my friend and her boyfriend (whic ... Read on »
Bilateral by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Yay! I just happened to look at Letthemhear.org website, and came across this article. Aetna becomes fourth of 5 Insurance Companies to approve bilateral cochlear impla ... Read on »
Birthday... by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It's been a while since I posted, so I'll try to separate them into three parts. My birthday was last Tuesday. I went to Star Trek: Experience as they will close on Aug 3 ... Read on »
Bring on the Noise! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So, today is my activation day! I arrived slightly late because of the horrible traffic due to the torrential downpour. I arrived with my big box of toys from Cochlear. ... Read on »