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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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Hair issues by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness No, I'm not talking about Amy Winehouse's beehive or Britney Spears bad tracks. I'm talking about my hair. My hair and my CI don't work too well together. I have almost ... Read on »
The Drama issues... by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness While I don't really have a lot of readers on my blog, there's a few that don't read other people's blogs, which is fine by me. I felt this was worth noting. When I was ... Read on »
Weekend of CI moments and Audio book by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I neglected to tell you my CI moments for this weekend...and it's only Sunday at 4am! Insomnia monster took over. After the Radio show spot, I went over to Mom's to hel ... Read on »
CI moments on the streets... by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A year ago, I would have never hear an Ambulance or a Police siren until they're right close to me while I'm driving. Now, I can hear it coming from a mile away. I give my ... Read on »
October gone, November begins by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Wow, I can't believe how fast October went! I just found out from a few people that it had snowed a little bit in NJ and snowed a foot in the Poconos. I couldn't believe it. ... Read on »
Reba in RENO! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So, I went to Reno on Oct 11th to see REBA in concert. This was a special concert for 4 reasons. One - First concert with my new ears Two - First concert with INTERPRETERS ... 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 »
Nevada, Nevata.... by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness During class, I would pronounce things, and it was obvious that I came from east coast. They tell me that I pronounce Nevada differently. I pronounce the "a" long, low a. Whil ... Read on »
Reba concert by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I talked to my interpreter about how to ask for interpreting services and such. I never use agency interpreters. Only for classes. So, I have always been slightly disappo ... Read on »
iPod and YouTube and my old ears. by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My iPod has video capabilities on it, so I thought I could try to download videos. Of course, I prefer free stuff. :-) I bought a couple off iTunes, but I prefer YouTube. Afte ... Read on »
CI moment by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So, here I am doing my painting project for Color Theory, and I'm hearing this banging noise like short thunderstorm. Las Vegas do not normally have extreme weather like NJ, I ... Read on »
Is it me?! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I started my classes last week. This week I have Historical and Political Issues. It sucks because it's a GE course, yet it's required from the state of Nevada. That suck ... Read on »
Visitors by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We had quite a few visitors last week! Roni came over for a week before she went to Seattle. My mom and Terry came here for a long weekend. The cake of the entire ... Read on »
Sick Cats by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness For the past 9 years of having my own cats, I never had anything more than a simple cold. The only exception was Jamie. Jamie was a diabetic cat that I took under my wing afte ... 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 »
Love my new MAP. by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Yesterday, I went for my new map. I needed to focus more on the left. The right was pretty good, but I find it too dominant. Sometimes I just feel like, what's the point of we ... Read on »
The weekend by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Finally had a very exciting weekend! On Thursday, I went to the Star Trek Convention and met Marina Sirtis and had a photo taken with her. I approached her and said, ... Read on »
Whiskers on Kittens by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Roy renamed Gargamel to Blackjack. Kind of fitting...Las Vegas thing. :-) He's doing well! He's still overcoming URI. It probably will take a while though. We've gotten ... Read on »
Our new addition by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Featuring: Gargamel! I promised Roy that he can pick out whatever cat/kitten he wants and he can name him after we moved. I only have small requests: It must be from a shel ... Read on »
Happy Birthday! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Just wanted to wish Cochlear a big HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY! Thanks for giving my ears back. Read on »