|starting with the left ear first!|
|ready to get the right one going|
|whoa that sounds weird|
We discussed upcoming MAPping appointments. She would like to see me before Christmas if possible, but is aware of Wyoming's crazy weathers during the season so there is no guarantees we'll make it down. Will see though. She said she was even willing to get me in during a weekend, not a problem. And if we absolutely can not make it down, I can always Fed-Ex a Naida to her so she can boost the levels. Also said to definitely schedule an appointment with her when I schedule an appointment with the surgeon for 3 months out, not a problem. We also checked to make sure the ComPilot was working, which it was, then we were sent out to wait for my appointment with the surgeon.
Did a bit of waiting, I was called back, spoke with the surgeon's assistance (we talked about the vertigo and that it was indeed resolved, etc.). Then more waiting, until the surgeon came in. Talked about the recovery, the vertigo set back, he checked my ear, took stitches out... I brought up my concern of the top part of the incision looking off, and he said it looked fine to him. Okie dokie. Said to see him in 3 months, and then off to the scheduler's office I went. Scheduled for January to see both surgeon and audiologist (follow-up to make sure ear still healed up nicely, and another MAPping).
Done, and done! Mom and I hit the road to head back home! At one point, I tried fiddling with the ComPilot, but couldn't get it to work, oh well. We got back into town before 4:30, so I even had time to go to the ASL class at the college. I did finally get the ComPilot to work after class at home, with my laptop!
|the AB goodies!|
|all the parts and pieces in a box|
|marked, so I know this headpiece has 2 magnets (for the right side)|
Now that it's been a few days, things still have that helium quality sound. But then again, since I have been sick in the last few days, I haven't always been wearing my processors. I was sick and tired and miserable and just didn't care if I heard or not. Now that I'm feeling better, I'm ready to do some auditory rehabilitation and hoping the helium quality fades away soon enough and things start sounding more normal. The day after activation, when I was back at work, I got sick of listening to the air conditioning that I had to take the right Naida off for a bit (sounded like an ongoing whistling/feedbacking that wouldn't stop!). Wind sounds like whistling, even my own breathing sounds like whistling. Ahh, annoying! At times I temporarily forget I now have a right cochlear implant, and I get to thinking "why is my hearing aid feedbacking so much?" and go to adjust it, then I remember "oh that's just the implant sounding weird!" It's been a weird adjustment period. But it'll get better! Just wish the high pitched/helium quality will go away already, I'm quite annoyed with that by now.
my activation video!