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Day After Surgery by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness What can anyone do or say To make this pain go away? It’s not about mine . . . But those who are left behind In Hurricane Katrina’s way . . . All we can do is ... Read on »
Article in Metron Daily News/August 31, 2005 by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Medical Marvel: Kathy Rees’ sister, Laurie, is doing well following cochlear implant surgery yesterday. A cochlear implant is a small, complex electronic device that can hel ... Read on »
Birds! by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I heard BIRDS this morning! I've been trying so hard to hear the birds ever since I was hooked up to my CI almost two weeks ago. Now that it is getting cooler at night, we h ... Read on »
Letter from Trudy by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here is an excerpt from an email from my Aunt Trudy. She is my mother's younger sister and lived with my parents for a short time when I was little. (I will move this to my ... Read on »
Dogwood Winter by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Hello from Tennessee where the weather cannot make up its mind! Spring has arrived in the foothills of the Smokies. The daffodils. crocuses, pansies, forsythia, and early sp ... Read on »
Talking on the Phone by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Okay, Okay, I hear ya! I know it has been a while since I have given you an update. I've had several people comment that it is time to post again so here it is. My new favor ... Read on »
July 4th by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness "You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength an ... Read on »
Opryland Hotel and Visiting with Relatives by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The Opryland Hotel was very nice and beautiful with lush indoor gardens and landscaping. It has winding rivers with beautiful waterfalls and walking paths in a climate contr ... Read on »
A Weekend in Virginia by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness (Above photo from left to right: Brad, Sarah (Matteo's friend), and Matteo) I spent this past weekend in Blacksburg, Virginia helping Brad and his friends move in th ... Read on »
Some Habits Are Hard To Break by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My faithful readers are getting tired of reading about BUGS. I am so behind in my writing and will add something today. There are a lot of thoughts to share in my head but n ... Read on »
One Year Anniversary by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I passed my one year CI activation anniversary on September 20th. I had a new map put on my processor on the 18th and have no complaints. I went back to Bill and this time a ... Read on »
Piano Recital by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Marissa's piano recital on Saturday. . .She played the 'Painter Song' by Lee Alexander & J.C. Hopkins and 'O Christmas Tree' arranged by Larry Minsky. She's been taking les ... Read on »
More Pictures from Freedom Square by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Fireworks! Gita & Juris Mednis Ivars, Dzintra, Gita, Anna, Steve, Juris, & Laurie Read on »
New Year's Day Pictures by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Little Betty Anne - isn't she darling?!!! This is the kitchen and you are looking at most of it. We sat around this table on stools for a New Year's Day meal and again for ... Read on »
Pictures from 2nd Church in Riga by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Ilze and Skaidrite (?) Here we are with Martins, our translator Ziggy and Laurie Apolonija, Steve, Rev. Milda, & Laurie Read on »
New Year's Eve by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Where do I start? We are having a wonderful but busy time here in Latvia. Yesterday (New Year’s Eve) Steve and I woke up early and got dressed for church. The service starte ... Read on »
Happy New Year! by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness On Freedom Square in Riga, Latvia Read on »
A Snow Day by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We finally have a "snow day!" We woke up to a light dusting of snow on the ground this morning but it didn't last long. I'm doing a little bit better today but still dizzy. ... Read on »
Activation Day for CI #2 by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Well, I know you all out there are waiting for an update on my activation today. . .I’m writing this in the car as Steve and I travel to Huntsville, Alabama for a business m ... Read on »