Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Tomorrow Is The Big Day!

My appointment with the ENT is at 8:30 tomorrow morning. He will check out the incision and give me an "all clear" to go ahead with the processor. Then I will sit down with the Audiologist and she will "hook me up"! The processor looks like a hearing aid except that there is nothing going into my ear canal (no earmold) and there is a button like piece that attaches by way of magnet to my head. If you want more info check out www.cochlear.com

Anyway, she will begin by attatching her computer to my magnet in my head and download the program into the little computer that is implanted in my skull. Then she can turn different programs on and off and adjust the volume to a comfortable level. I am not sure how much I will be able to hear. Some people recognize speech right off and others have to work a little harder at understanding it.

I will try to update you all on it tomorrow but it might be Thursday before I get around to it. Please pray that this works and there are no complications from the surgery. My hubby is taking the day off work to go with me and I hope that his voice is the first thing I hear! I am hopeful that I will be able to talk on the phone but don't think it will be immediate. My Mom is really hoping that I will be able to talk to her on the phone on Weds. but it isn't very likely to happen. I am nervous and excited all at once, sure hope I can get some sleep tonight. Blessings to all of you!


Brett and Jenny Perkins said...

You'll be in our prayers! Can't wait to hear about what you can hear.

Brett and Jenny Perkins

jettybetty said...

I'm so excited! AWWWW, you want to hear your hubbie's voice first! That's so great!
I pray you will rest well tonight--and that everything goes well tomorrow!