is not all chocolate, wine and lemon drop cookies. I deal with a lot of negativity throughout the day but it just takes one of these emails to make my day.
I just listened and watched your video of the activation of your CI. What a marvelous thing you did, to make this available to us fellow CIers! You are a wonderful inspiration.
I received my implant in April 2006, activated in May. My experience was very similar to yours. I was born with a severe hearing loss in both ears and did not receive my first hearing aid in one ear until I was 4 yrs! Despite all this, I went through the mainstream schooling and university with just one ear hearing aid.
To make a long story short, my ear gave out 3 yrs ago and as the other ear was bad, I was effectively deaf. The implant was a miracle and now I am hearing sufficiently ell, but still problems on the phone, in crowds, etc..
My hearing handicap never stopped me in my life. I started up my own company and became very successful, despite a heavy telephone requirement.
Anyway, I wish you much success in life and I know you will have that. You got what it takes!