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Another Cochlear Update

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Last week I had an appointment with my “right ear” audiologist (I have one for my hearing aid ear and one for my bionic cochlear ear). It went well.  Not as great as I had hoped, but the news was positive for someone that has failed to do their homework. (I’m supposed to practice listening with just my right ear, but in order to do that I have to completely block the noise out of my left ear. To do that I have to put an earplug in it then hold my ear flap down over it.  It’s painful after about 10 […]

Awesome Craigslist Find!

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Greg and I will have been married 8 years in March. Up until December 2011, we had never bought a couch.  When we first got married we were given 20 year old couches that we bought slipcovers for and used for a few years.  We then were given couches by a friend from work and used those for another few years. After my dad sold his house, he offered his couches to my brother and myself.  I didn’t want them, but my brother did.  So we made a compromise.  While my brother didn’t have his own place and a need […]

My Cochlear Story Part 4

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Hopefully this post will bring us up to date on my story.  Recovery has been hard.  Part of my hair was shaved off for the surgery (superficial I know, but part of the story…plus I have a picture for it :)), I had intense pain and fatigue for probably a month or so,  and I had terrible vertigo for awhile (though it rears its ugly head from time to time).  Perhaps the worst, hardest part of the recovery process has been the “loss” (for lack of a better word) of my tastebuds on half of my tongue.  At times it […]

My Cochlear Story: Part 1

I’ve had a hearing loss most of my life.  When I was one I had spinal meningitis and as a result of that (or the antibiotics) I lost half of the hearing in my left ear and some in my right.  When I was a freshman in high school, I was riding the bus to school and lost all of it in my right ear.  The doctors couldn’t explain what happened, so we tried different things to see if it would come back and nothing worked.  At the time, my parents had me tested to see if I would be […]

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

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Happy New Year! So I have a handful of unfinished posts that never quite made it onto the blog.  Since they are outdated, I figured what better time to start fresh then the new year? There is a lot to look forward to in the new year, but the top ten things we are hoping to do this year/looking forward to: 1.  Fixing up the house and redoing some of our living spaces.  I’m excited to document it here with DIY projects and doing things budget friendly. 2.  Celebrating my boys birthdays.  Since they are 2 days apart it will […]

Kids are funny!

Oh man.  Ever since Asa has started talking it has been seriously entertaining, but I have to say, it has become even more so as his vocabulary has increased and he has begun to form sentences.  The funniest things (I think anyway) are when he randomly repeats something to me that I have been saying to him.  Two examples: A. It must have been a few weeks ago, but I had taken Asa to the potty and we were both waiting for him to get finished up.  My face was nearby when he suddenly put his little hands on my […]