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My Right Ear is jealous...

Posted Nov 21 2008 3:02pm
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 have to find the right time to do it because I'm still in school and I'll finish in May. Plus, on top of that, I'm going to New Orleans for MDA as a chaperone in July, among other things that I'm not privy to tell (don't worry, it's not like I'm going to prison or anything like that...I will tell ya'll soon. I promise).

Sounds that I've heard - Mocha crying. She's SO cute when she cries when she's ready to hurl. Yeah I know, TMI. You have to realize that sometimes I don't get any warnings whatsoever, and it's not fun to accidentally step in a gooey mess. It wasn't until I moved in with Roy that he told me that Mocha "cries like a baby" right before she's going. I thought he was kidding me. I know she cries when she walks around with a sock in her mouth. I can't hear her. When she finally cried after the CI, Roy brought her in the bathroom (where it's easy to clean up), and told me to go in and listen. I listened and it sounded like cute kitten meowing. "Mew. Mew. Mew." Awwww....how cute...then I cleaned up her stomach contents. Onward...

I have started to wear my hearing aid in my right ear when I am driving. The music sounds a lot softer than a few weeks ago after my map. In a way, I feel like my left ear is progressing too fast, but in another ways I feel like a bit of a set back because I'm not picking up sounds as well. The only time I use my hearing aid is when I'm in the car listening to music, the CI seem to pick up quite a bit of sounds that I don't hear with my hearing aid, but my hearing aid pretty much gives me the clarity that I need. I have switched my HAs off, then CI off, then both, pretty much do a comparison, so yeah I can tell the difference. For some reason, the CI sounds way too quiet when I am cruising down the Garden State Parkway. So, I need my hearing aids to give me the volume and clarity. I know for a fact that when I listen to music, I have to have both aids in because my left hears certain sounds, and my right hears certain sounds that my left can't...so it works together. I wonder if it's the same for the CI.

So, I have informed my audiologist, and we will do another map, hopefully it will sound a little bit better.

I saw a friend who got her CI a couple years ago for the first time since before surgery. We talked for a little bit and she was telling me that she did 10 mapping sessions within 6 months.

I was really surprised to see my Surgeon reply to one of my posts! Perhaps that's a sign that I ought to make an appointment to see her so she can check my wounds...it's a wee bit of a PIA to go see her in NY. Takes me about 2 1/2 hours total of traveling time and 14 buckaroos to see her for 10 minutes.

Flowers are blooming, butterflies are fluttering, birds are singing...oh I'm so looking forward to hear the sounds of spring. I probably would go to a State Park near my home, and just sit there and have the sounds come to me. Oh yeah, I definitely want to hear the crickets. :D
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