Very exciting to receive a letter, at long last, arranging my admission and operation. I have to be at the RNTNE hospital, Greys Inn Road, London, at 7.30am on the 24th March, fasted. I have to confirm that I will be there “by telephoning the number above…….” Don’t they know I am deaf? I will ring via Talk by Text on Monday. Op that day, probable stay overnight and home the following day. No sound for about a month, they will switch on once all inflammation has settled down. Fortunately my lip reading is good and I am getting a second pair of glasses just in case, because without my glasses I am in serious trouble!
So at last we are in business. The plan is for a processor one side but arrays in both cochlears, sort of extension cable over the top of my head, under the skin, to the second cochlear. Plan is for a Neurelec Saphyr, not the most modern but sounds what I need, it has a universal jack for accessories. I must look and see what accessories there are, I have already been asking about stethoscopes.
I just want to get on with it now, I don’t care what colour it is etc. No one will see it anyway, I have a lot of hair.
Its great to have a date, now I can organise myself.
View all posts in this series
- An appointment is arranged - March 12, 2010
- The first appointment - March 15, 2010
- Naidas on board - March 27, 2010
- I need to do something radical about my hearing - April 15, 2010
- Later that day
- Aims and percentages - May 3, 2010
- Quick update – appointments - June 4, 2010
- Choices - June 19, 2010
- First assessment - July 12, 2010
- Second assessment - July 19, 2010
- MRI scan - August 4, 2010
- Oh no! We’ve only just begun? - August 17, 2010
- Genetics at GOSH - November 15, 2010
- Questionnaires, tests, concerns and expectations - December 6, 2010
- Getting the go-ahead - December 13, 2010
- Deaf awareness
- Stereo implant – do I or don’t I? - December 19, 2010
- So at last we are in business - January 21, 2011
- Two days to go - March 22, 2011
- Launching Cherry (or maybe her Blog) - August 26, 2013