Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas, I know for sure that we did at our house and my mother-in-law's house. We always get together on Christmas Eve with my husband's relatives.

Before the new year, my husband is traveling to India back to MJC where he does some computer work for them.

I will have my two appts next month then I will find out when my surgery will be in Feb.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The verdict is in!!

I had my appt yesterday at John Hopkins and saw Dr. Niparko, very nice man. The verdict is that I am a candidate for C.I. so I will have my surgery in Feb 2009. I still have some more test to do before the surgery.

My husband is really excited about this journey. He also said that I would be a good representative for the AB because what I am going through. We do not have a support group here on the Eastern Shore mostly of them are located on the Western Shore which is Baltimore/D.C. area. I might think about starting a support group here but have to figure how to do it.

You all have a nice Thanksgiving and count your blessing.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Finally got an appt with JHH

I will be seeing them on Nov 24th for the consulation and also see the surgeon. It will be a long day at JHH. It getting closer to the reality if I get the CI. The question is will the insurance pay for all of it. I am afraid to ask how much.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Very Slow Process with John Hopkins


Sorry about not posting sooner. I still have not heard anything from John Hopkins yet. Someone told me that they move very very slow. So that mean I need to be patient and wait. My cat scan was good and finally found out what the cause of my hearing loss.

Will keep update when I hear from them.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

CT Scan done!


I got my ct scan done this past Monday now I have to wait to hear from John Hopkins for an consultation appt. Hopefully this appt won't be long to wait. Usually the appt is schedule in a month or two.

I just finished clowning at the hospital where I volunteer during the week. I am nurse Tenderheart. I clown around with the other two clowns. We walked around the hospital to make people feel happy not sad especially what going on in this world. It makes feel happy to see the person's smile on their face.

I will let everyone know when the appt will be.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

CT scan schedule for Mon 9/29

Hi Everyone,

Here is an update from my ENT appt last week. I will be getting a ct scan done next Monday and then when the office receive the report, they will fax the audiogram and the ct scan report to them. All I need to do is to finish my part to fill out the forms and then hopefully we will find out if I am a candidate for the implant.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hearing Test Result


Well the test was ok, apparently my hearing has gotten worse. I have 0% speech discrimination with the aids and 12% speech discrimination with the aids. My mother said that does not sound right. I told her that I recognize your voice for most of my life so I can understand you. I can hear people but do not catch what they are saying at the first time and also when their mouth is covered forget it. I lipread very well, she started saying the words and I told her that I lipread so she covered her mouth.

My audiologist will contact John Hopkins to see what other test that needs to be done. Hopefully we will send in the paperwork soon.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hearing Test Today

Good Morning everyone! I am getting my hearing test done today finally after one month wait on the appt. After the test then I will my ENT doctor to look at my ears. And probably will ask about getting the CAT scan or MRI for the inner ear and also the balance situation (vertigo). I am anixous to see what the result would be.