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"Nesting Instinct" by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness "Nesting Instinct" is defined as an unusual burst of energy before a birth. This is an uncontrollable urge to clean one's house brought on by a desire to prepare a nest for ... Read on »
"Open Door" by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Wow, God continues to open doors for me on this journey. I am claiming the verse Revelations 3:8 where it says, "See, I have set before you an open door that no one can shut ... Read on »
"Open the Ears of My Heart, Lord" by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We sang "Open the eyes of my heart, Lord" in church today. I thought I would add a second verse because my heart is "singing with joy" today. . . Open the Eyes of My Hea ... Read on »
10,000 Steps by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Well, the Christmas season has started and as usual, I'm not ready. But, I'm just going to take one day at a time and do what I can. My stress level is quite high right now ... Read on »
2008 HLAA Convention in Reno, Nevada by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Lake Tahoe, here I come! The 2008 Hearing Loss Association of America Convention is almost here and I am really looking forward to it! It is going to be held at the Grand ... Read on »
2008 HLAA Convention Reno Recap by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So much happened during my trip to Reno for the HLAA convention that I don't know where to start! I barely got my act together and got everything situated so I could leav ... Read on »
2008 HLAA Convention, Reno, Nevada! by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I’m on my way to the annual HLAA (Hearing Loss Association of America) Conference in Reno, Nevada! I’ve been planning for this ever since the convention last year in Okla ... Read on »
2nd Appointment by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Yesterday was an interesting day. I could not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before, couldn't wear any lotions or makeup or perfume, or take any medications. ... Read on »
2nd CI Activation Day! by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Can you tell I'm ready for SP R ING???:D Read on »
A Bad Dream by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I was in Nashville this past weekend for my TN Council meeting on Friday. Just as I was leaving Jennifer and some friends at Cracker Barrel on Saturday to come home, Steve s ... Read on »
A Blogging Meme by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I normally don't do *meme's* (don't even know what it stands for) but thought I would do this one. This one came from my new friend, Jules. What made you start blogging ... Read on »
A Broadway CI Moment by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I think Steve enjoyed the show just as much as I did because I did not tap his arm once during the musical production to ask him what was going on or what someone had ... Read on »
A Busy Week by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It has been another busy week for me. I'm still trying to catch up after my summer travels. I finally finished unpacking my suitcase yesterday and put it away. Now I need to ... Read on »
A CI Moment by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I'm sitting here in the kitchen with my laptop computer and heard a faint crinkling type noise near me. You will not believe what it was. . .it! was! a! FLY! walking! on! ti ... Read on »
A CI Moment at Work by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I heard a "new" sound today! Haven't heard anything new for a while so this was exciting for me. . . (and crazy for everyone else!) There are many sounds around me at work ( ... Read on »
A Cochlear Implant Journey Video by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This is a must see video! It describes the hearing loss journey of Josh and Sam Swiller, their cochlear implant surgery, activation, therapy, and life afterwards perfectly.... ... Read on »
A Funny CI Moment by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I thought I would share a CI moment that I had yesterday. When I started my car this morning, I heard this AWFUL grinding noise off and on every thirty seconds or so. I thou ... Read on »
A Funny Story by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We've been dog-sitting for Jason's (our oldest son) dog, Maddie, for over a month now. We'll probably have her off and on this summer while Jason travels and plays in golf t ... Read on »
A Glitch by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This morning I sent an email to AETNA, asking if there was a determination for a cochlear implant for my right ear. Here is what I got this afternoon: "Thank you for usi ... Read on »