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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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Huh? by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Well, I decided again, just for the heck of it to put my hearing aid in my right ear. Yep...still have my residual hearing! I just find that very bizarre because both ears ... Read on »
The Weekend by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This weekend I've done quite a bit of packing for our move to Vegas. Radio show - it's on station WFDU-FM (89.1). I will be taped on Friday May 30th, and I believe it ... Read on »
Comics by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A while ago, Roy found this clipping of Broom Hilda comics. Broom Hilda I found this today. Broom Hilda 2 I just find it pretty funny how fitting it is for ... Read on »
Post Op Appointment by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I went to NYC to see Dr. C for post op appointment. I travel for about 2 1/2 hours total just to see her for 5 min. :-) Too bad she doesn't have video conferences. I mentio ... Read on »
Sympathy pains by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness 4 days post-op pictures. Yeah, I know, they're worse than the first surgery. I suspect that because the surgery took longer. EDIT: My doc told me that she used a differen ... 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 »
The Days gone by.... by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So, I've decided to change the layout of my blog. I felt that the words are being squished like a bug. I was thinking about putting up a picture of my many toys that I rece ... Read on »
Pictures as promised by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Waiting for my turn in the patient holding room. I had to wait longer this time. Good thing that I was doggone tired. I got into the OR at 2:35. 4 ... Read on »
I won! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My Butterfly picture won 3rd place at an art contest at my College. I was actually very very surprised because this is my very first complete drawing that's not a doodle, o ... Read on »
Cochlear class by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness On Friday, I went to an Cochlear America information class at my audiologist office. They came to talk about the CIs, and the various devices. While I've had my CI for a few ... Read on »
Pepperoni and Map by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Had to share a funny story, and now I won't hear the end of it. Yesterday, Roy and I had pepperoni pizza. As I was eating my pizza, one slice of pepperoni fell on my ches ... Read on »
Road Trip by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness After I had announced to the world, well, my family and friends, that Roy and I are moving to Las Vegas, I've gotten a bunch of congrats. I think some of these people were g ... Read on »
E.T. Phone Home by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Dell service rep called yesterday morning to set up an appointment to replace the LCD screen - dead pixels! Ew! This is my BRAND new laptop. Anyways. Almost all the time if ... Read on »
Cleaning the Pond by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness On Saturday I went to my mom's house to take her three cats to the vet that I used to work with. I haven't seen one employee for 2 years, so it was really nice to see her. S ... Read on »
Viva Las Vegas! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We're MOVING to LAS VEGAS!!Why? Because I can. :-D Actually, I have been thinking about this since October when I visited there to visit a school. The game design program th ... Read on »
Oh no...I've been tagged... by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Thanks to Val, I have something meaningful to post...I know, I've been a bit quiet. :-) 1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.2. Each player answers the ... 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 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 »
Hmm... by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Well, it's the time where there's gonna be more lags between posts. My next mapping is in 8 weeks. (ew!) Since I do not work, there's really not that many CI moments. I hard ... 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 »