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Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient Expert

I am an American Mom living in Tuscany. My twelve year old son Jordan was born profoundly deaf,... Full Bio
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And the winners are....!!!! by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It all started as an idea to promote awareness for International Cochlear Implant Day, which was on February 25th. I asked some members of my Italian Forum if they had any ... Read on »
HEAR(T) by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Tomorrow, February 25th is International Cochlear Implant Day. I first read about this event a couple of years ago, but it has always been so low key that no one really kn ... Read on »
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I began writing this blog five years ago for two reasons: I wanted to share Jordan's hearing loss journey with other parents, and writing was a cathartic experience that ... Read on »
Pierre...The Homeless Man at the Fountain of Trevi by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My good friend works in a gourmet food store next to the Fountain of Trevi. He has bilateral cochlear implants and the heart of a Romantic Roman Gladiator. He wakes up at ... Read on »
Simple by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Last year at this time, I spent 15 days at sea drinking Dom Perignon and devouring lobster. I saw breathtaking sunsets over wild natural settings and watched fireworks wh ... Read on »
The Giving Tree and the 5 Magic Plums by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I closed the door and locked it. I took off on my morning jog and entered the running deep thoughts phase. Some people sit behind a desk from 9 to 5, five d ... Read on »
From the mouth of a ten year old by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We were lying in bed, cuddling. My little girl and I, holding hands and suffering from jetlag. I tried scratching her back, but she couldn't fall asleep. We trie ... Read on »
Taking the Word "NO" for an Answer by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness When I was a little girl, more often than "Yes", I heard the word "No". Can I get an Atari?? Please, please, I know it costs a lot, but I study hard, I do well in sc ... Read on »
My Pop's Boxer Shorts by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I wasn't at my Pop's funeral, he died on the May 9th just after Jordan's CI surgery the previous December.  I was having panic attacks during that time, because it was the c ... Read on »
Making the Call in the Clutch by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness   Last Sunday my motorcycle broke down, and stranded, I was forced to call Emergency Roadside Assistance. For a minute, I had thought to ask for help from another pedestri ... Read on »
After 17 years....I can hear underwater! by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness For the past seventeen years, Jordan has experienced water in silence. He's been swimming since our first Mommy and Me swim class when he was six months old, and he has n ... Read on »
When You Open Doors...You Open Minds by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Saturday, May 11th in Rome, we had our first National Meeting of my forum "Let's Face Deaf Together". Jordan and I left Grosseto for Rome on Friday afternoon. He slept ... Read on »
Cinderella, Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I'm learning that once upon a time can happen more than once in a lifetime. Unfortunately, the Prince, may not be charming forever. At a certain point, Cinderella has ... Read on »
Proud by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Four years after creating my Italian blog, three years after having created a facebook forum called "Let's Face Deaf Together!- Cochlear Implant Forum, we are holding our ... Read on »
I Turn Off My Hearing When I CHOOSE to Not Hear by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Sometimes the choice is not ours. But all choices must be respected. All endings bring new beginnings. It is our past that gives us the strength to forge forward into ... Read on »
Boston by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I try to go running every morning. This morning I ran and thought of Boston. I believe in marathons, stamina, perseverance and challenges. I trust people. If a c ... Read on »
Just Stop...and Taste the Ice-Cream! by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Our lives revolve around hustling and bustling, so when do we actually put down our smartphones and look our kids in the eyes? The daily grind stimulates, activates and ... Read on »