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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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Guess what I got!!! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here's my license plate! Fitting isn't it? :-) The plate design is different though. I couldn't wait 5 weeks to photograph it. I went to get new license plates and regist ... Read on »
LOUD by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness *shhh* Don't you hearing people realize that getting stuff out of those not.so.environmental.friendly plastic bags are VERY loud to CI users?! Am I the only one? I *cringe* ... Read on »
The History in the House by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness One of the best parts about living in this house is there's so much history involved. The singer of a well known version song of "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me", grew up in ... Read on »
Mapping time! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I went for my new map today. At first, I was slightly nervous because I have read some blogs and forums posts that people complain about their audiologist not being experience ... Read on »
updates by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I'm not sure if any of you have seen True Life: I'm Deaf on MTV on Sunday. Chris, who was featured on the show, attended Mountain Lakes High School which is my alma mater. I w ... Read on »
I feel good today. by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I went to Goodwill and donated 13 bags of clothes, beddings, and towels. They were all left here in the house. So, it felt nice giving it away to people who need them in ... Read on »
*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 »
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 »
About time! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here we go! Sorry for the delay... Read on »
Cats and the house by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here, I'm talking about the postive notes. I took my cats to the vet on Thursday. Got a clean bill of health. Both cats need to shed a pound. I got their reservation ai ... Read on »
The Big Move! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Roy left for Las Vegas on Thursday night because he has to deal with inspectors and have to be there in person for closing. Frankly, I think he wants to avoid the biggest ha ... Read on »
Lesson #493482 by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I've been extremely busy the past week. I'm booked to go to Las Vegas and bid adieu to my home state of 29 years on Tuesday, July 1st. I had my engagement party last Saturd ... Read on »
I hate goodbyes. by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I went to see Lisa to program my other two processors just in case if my current processor doesn't work (like it won't?). I met another CI'er in the waiting room. She w ... Read on »
Saint Anthony delievers again by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Today I had a very busy day. I went to the Toyota dealership to get my wheel lock key (some stupid mechanic never gave them back to me...two years ago...long story), otherw ... Read on »
Dishwasher and buzzing by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It has come to the time where the dishwasher sounds are annoying, and the buzzing (sounds like someone doing a soft raspberry - you know, where you stick your tongue out and ... Read on »
Go Away Air Conditioners!! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So, it's Day one with being a bilateral Cyborg. I've been exposing myself to sounds a little bit TOO much, but that's okay! I've been listening to Wizard's First Rule. ... Read on »
I've gone Stereo! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So, here's my activation video! The reaction of me jumping like that was the same as my left. I hated that! BUT - yep, it's true, two is better than one. After ju ... Read on »
The Sounds of Nature Couldn't Be Any Sweeter! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Image from: http://www.israelity.com/ My fellow readers, this is what I heard for the FIRST time! Yep! You got it...those little green critters that hearing people ... Read on »
Lawsuits against Advance Bionics by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness While I support Cochlear because it's the manufacturer of my CIs, I still reach out for the others such as Advance Bionics and Med-El because to me, it doesn't really matter ... Read on »
The Radio Show by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So, I'm a Star now. Well, sorta. :-) I went to Fairleigh Dickenson University to do a taping of a radio spot talking about Cochlear Implants. I find it a little bit fun ... Read on »