Friday, December 23, 2011

The Final Results.....

After all these months hearing all these crazy sounds Im not supposed to be hearing and my implant shutting off here are the final results. Two days ago my Audiologist called me. I have been emailing her since the last time I saw her. Cochlear and my Audiologist decided they are going to call my implant a failure. So basically I have to get re implanted. I had to schedule and appointment with my surgeon to set up a surgery date. I'm scheduled to see him on January 3rd, 2012.  Honestly, I cant believe this is happening but unfortunately there was a recall. Bottom line I NEED TO HEAR. I will be re implanted with the freedom and I will keep my N5 processor.  At this moment.. there is so much going through my mind the only worry is an " Infection". The pain is not on my mind since I have a high tolerance of pain and I will be given medication. Right now this is basically a WAITING GAME...  Cochlear called me yesterday and told me that I dont not need to worry about insurance issues. Cochlear is covering the cost of this entire procedure and even co-pays. Basically cochlear will be paying my insurance company. So thats a good thing now I dont have to worry about this.

Today was a good day, I cleaned most of the day and watched my niece and heard some new sounds. I heard the Christmas clock which is in my bathroom  while I was in the den which is two rooms away. So cool! I tried to figure out where the sound was coming from then my niece showed me. I also didn't realize   wrapping gifts makes so much noise. Ripping tape off the tape dispenser and cutting the wrapping paper with scissors. Soooo Cool. Then I was in Silence.... for about 2 hours. Then my implant came back on as I watched my niece dance to music. 

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. Time is going by so quickly. I am excited for tomorrow since this will be my First Christmas with my Implant. Even though it shuts off most of the time I still wear my processor because I cannot handle being isolated and I feel like I " Fit In" when I hear.

I will be back tomorrow If I can. Hoping I hear some " New Sounds"


Annie said...

Danielle, so sorry that you have to be reimplanted, and sorry that implant failed. My thoughts and prayers for success with the new implant.

Merry Christmas, Dani, wishing all the best in the new year!

: )

Danielle said...

Thanks so much Annie and happy holidays to you!!

JimboBillyBob said...

Danielle: My prayers for a successful new implant. Have a wonderful holiday season!

Danielle said...

Thanks so much Jim. Have a great holiday!

Stephen M. Young II said...

As far as I can tell, the ex-plant re-implant surgery is easier on the system than the initial implant surgery.

Hey, as I type this, I realized that I am tasting my coffee more than usual. I think my tongue numbness is wearing off after my surgery.

Best of luck with the surgery. CIs are awesome.

Danielle said...

Thanks Stephen! I am hoping Re-implantation goes smoothly. I will know more info Jan 3rd.