Archive for March, 2016

Next Date Up: April 20th

Well, as you can see below, the surgery was successful and I was able to come home on Friday night, instead of having to stay overnight.   So…………now that this is done, what is next?

I have to wait at least one month before the activation of the new devices for both ears.  The reason is that they want to be sure that the surgery site is healed completely and that there is no complication from being able to put on the external device.

The above link is my new system that I will be getting.  So many new toys and amazing advancements since I got the first one done back in 2007.   This will be my third upgrade, and perhaps the most advance technology yet.

And guess what?   Its not done being advanced.  As more technology becomes available, there is no limits to what this will bring to my “dead” ears!

More to come after April 20 and 21st.



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All That is “Left”

All that is left to do for my left ear implantation is to wait until Friday to check in.  It is now March 15th, and I am eagerly waiting for Friday, March 18th.   This journey and the first cochlear implant journey were two completely different journeys.  (Scroll through this blog to the beginning to read about that journey).

You will see almost nothing that happened back then in 2008 that happened here.  That journey was almost a two or three year journey to get the first one done.  This journey had a lot of delays, false starts (Almost had it done in South Dakota, but we moved here before anything happened).  This time, the subject was brought up in a regular conversation with my PCP and next thing you know, I was being scheduled for a consultation, and then a meeting with the surgeon.  It was almost whirlwind.  Mind boggling really.

But I am looking forward to it.  Will it help with possible career movements?  I hope so, but if you read the last post, who knows?

For those wondering, I will have the surgery on March 18th, which is one day after my beloved Uncle Danny’s birthday (RIP, I love you Danny).  On April 20th, we will head back to Danville (PA) for the activation moment.  That will be a two appointment, so we are going to stay in Danville overnight to because it is an almost 2 hour drive.  My wife may video tape it or record it on some device, (we don’t know yet).  I am going to post the first activation video (repost it actually) when I find the files.  You will like the almost 2 hour video!!!

Keep us in your prayers this weekend.  We will need them.