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My Cochlear Implant - a journal

Hearing Loss | Last Active: Aug 21, 2022 | Replies (154)

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I had a fun meeting with some other CI folks the other day, I told my tale of the meeting with the surgeon and guess what? Both of the people I was speaking with thought their surgeons were ‘jerks’. We all realized that the surgeon is the last gate keeper to make an assessment. I respect the surgeon now, for his experience and caring.
I’m two days from surgery and have anticipatory nerves. Step by step I am moving forward toward better hearing and understanding.

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@lizzy102, anticipatory nerves for a CI implant is normal. You're right to taking everything step by step and coax your mind back to the present instead of letting it wander to fabricated "what if's."
I'm bringing in some other CI members to share their support and experiences, like @katherinebouton @edschickel @joee @hlaasdan @dstell @angus @julieo4 @christinahaire

Lizzy, trust your decision. You did a lot of research and questioning that you can rely on. What last minute questions or concerns would you like to share?