July 2003 archive

Birth Defect

I neglected to explain why I was born deaf. I have sensineural hearing loss, which in most cases is a permanent hearing loss. The causes of a sensorineural hearing loss are numerous: nerve damage due to illness, menengitis, maternal rubella, RH blood incompatibility, scarlet fever, absence of semicoclear fluid, cytomeglovirus, chronic exposure to loud noises …

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Speech Coding Strategies

In exchanging emails with another cochlear implant recipient, he asked what coding strategy I was going to use when hooked up. Imagine a perplexed look on my face. You may think it’s nuts that I’m taking on such a big undertaking that I wouldn’t be up to speed on coding strategies. Remember, I was just …

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The Album Is Open

I promised pictures. And pictures there be!

One Small Step

I did manage to get one computer task done today and it felt good to do it. However, I’m being forced to share a column with another person because of my inability to work right now. They didn’t twist my arm into doing this, but I agree it’s necessary since it’s a timing issue. Oh, …

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I’m at my desktop PC trying to see if I can work wearing shades. Nope. I’m sick to my stomach.

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I rarely post my personal feelings in a blog, but I am just so frustrated and angry with being cooped up and uncomfortable. No one to talk with since poor Paul is stuck with the house work and managing the kids. I watched the baby while Paul took the middle child out to run errands. …

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Still Dizzy

Title says it all. Still in bed carefully treading water.

Rough Night

I didn’t have a good night. It started with coughing, then the ear started having a few sharp pains. Poor Paul had to get up to get my a painkiller. I continued to cough later in the night. Paul had to get up with the baby, so I had to weave my way to the …

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Update from the Girl Herself

The doctor said the surgery was uneventful. I was told it would take two hours. Instead, it took 45 minutes. I was rolled away at 7:20 am, fell asleep before I hit the operating room, and surgery started at 7:45 am. When I woke up, I found a clock and couldn’t quite tell what time …

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