Dear Readers,My surgery for my second cochlear implant went well. My surgeon said, 99% of her patients are happy they got a second one. I am so grateful for her skillfulness! Today is the 5th day of recovery, and of course I wish I was feeling back to normal, but like anything else, it takes time.Hubs has been taking me out for short drives, … Continue reading Healing
Cold and Wild!Dear Readers,Mr. UT has been retired for a few weeks now, and it seems as he is just on a long vacation. We went up to Northern Minnesota for a few days, and had a wonderful time hiking! Now, though, I am sitting in bed writing, and Mr. UT has brought me another coffee, as he … Continue reading Everyday Life
Dear Readers,I lost my hearing, slowly over time. For awhile, hearing aids helped, but when I was around 58, my hearing diminished to the point where they did not help anymore.This was a struggle, not only with teaching, but hearing in any sort of group setting.After I retired, I took a leap of faith and had a cochlear implant … Continue reading Can I Hear You Now?
Dear Readers,I haven't posted much lately, so I thought I would just catch up with you, and tell you where my thoughts, feelings and body have been!A few weeks ago, I was feeling a bit manic, crying easily, and having stronger urges to drink that I was keeping alive for too long. I had been trying to cut down on … Continue reading Here I Am!
Dear Readers,My Grandma and Me!It's finally spring in Minnesota! No more winter photos! The best thing about spring for me, is that I can hear birds and frogs with my cochlear implant. When I was going deaf, I lost hearing all the bird calls. Hubs would say, can you hear that? No, I'd sadly shake my head.But … Continue reading In The Beginning; Early Sobriety
My Cochlear ImplantDear Readers,Last November, I had a cochlear implant. I have had a hearing loss for most of my life, but over the last 10 years it declined very quickly.I still use a hearing aid in my other ear, although it doesn't help much.The implant helps me hear speech better, but it does not allow me … Continue reading Something Lost, Something Gained