It has been exactly one year since I was activated.
The first 2-3 weeks were difficult for me. I actually referred to my CI as my own personal torture device. I have no residual hearing in the high frequency area and all of the sudden I was hearing all these high frequency noises I had never ever heard in my life. It was slowly driving me insane. I suppose it would be something similar to listening to nails on a chalkboard alllll day long!
Nothing made sense whatsoever. It was just this constant high frequency sound. I couldn’t tell the difference between a person talking and a train.
I don’t have a lot of time to blog right now even though I have a lot on my mind. Maybe sometime later today or this week I’ll have more time.
In all, I just want to say that I went from hating my CI to loving it. Sure, I still have my ups and downs but everyone has their ups and downs.
I’m not sure why I chose to stick with the CI especially since I had a rough time with it in the beginning but something told me to….and…..I am very glad I did.
I would do it again if I had to.
Yay! Good, I'm glad you stuck with it! It's been good for you! 🙂
Such an interesting journey, Kelly. A whole year. Imagine!
Happy anniversary to you! 🙂 Miss talking to you… funny how easy it is to lose touch once the CI starts kicking in and feeling more "normal"… Time just flies before there's a chance to check in and blog!