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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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Introducting Stardust! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here's my new, very first dog, Stardust! :-) This should have been posted a month ago. I got no excuses. I got Stardust from Lied Animal Shelter, which is in part o ... Read on »
Finally! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness About time that this little cyborg gets her ass moving and type up info in her blog. Blackjack has peacefully gone over the Rainbow Bridge. Roy and I have cried for days ... Read on »
Hold for now... by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I know my 1 year anniversary for Activation day has passed over Sunday...yay, Super Bowl and Activation day! However, it has to be put on hold until I'm emotionally and m ... Read on »
Long time no see eh? by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So, I've been neglecting my blog. It was inevitable that it was going to happen. :-) What have I been up to lately? Well, I finished my semester with a bang. I have enjoy ... Read on »
Donation time... by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness On Saturday, it was time to chop off my long locks. I've been talking about cutting my hair for weeks. My friend seem to get a bit annoyed by it so she set up an appointmen ... 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 »
The Process... by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The process of getting a moderately complex surgery is just a PIA. Normally, people are set up for surgery within a month after seeing the surgeon. Imagine trying to squeeze ... Read on »
Countdown to becoming just another cyborg by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness While I may not be getting a bunch of cybernetic implants, but I'm one step above humankind by implanting a marvelous piece of technology called cochlear implant. Wikip ... 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 »
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 »
Time for a New Map! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I had a new map session yesterday. Someone who reads my blog, you know who you are, came to observe my mapping session and physically see someone with a CI and do all the to ... Read on »
Huh? by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I went to see Carol Paddon's presentation at Swarthmore College on Friday night with a friend. Carol is a well known linguistic, especially sign language. It was nice to se ... Read on »
My Right Ear is jealous... by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness As much as I'm itching to go Bilateral, I cannot do it right at this moment. First I have to find out if my insurance company will pay for the second surgery, and if so, I h ... Read on »
It's no joke! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So, here's how it went. Picture this: April 1st, 12:15am. Roy and I were getting ready to go to bed. I took a look at the clock, and said to Roy, "Will you marry m ... 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 »
Templates... by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Okay, I am starting to hate this blogspot template because it squishes my post, and a simple short one looks long. So, any ideas? I'm just want something simple, and maybe ... 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 »
This is WHY I've not been blogging. by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I had to focus on my two finals, one for Paranormal class and one for my art class. The art class project took me about 2 months to complete because I have to draw 320 o ... Read on »
Deja vu? by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Well, I'm home from surgery! I see that people are quite surprised by this! I was thinking about it for a while after reading some stories with kids with bilaterals as well ... Read on »
The Ear of my Heart by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Somehow, I came across this blog, The Ear of my Heart. I enjoy this blog because she does a lot of vlogs in ASL, AND she adds a transcript for the "sign-impaired". Awesome ... Read on »