March 30th @ 8:56am (activation day)
Well it's the day! Listening to music right now, while writing this. (when I put my phone up to my left ear I can hear music - something I found out a few days ago). Once I get home from my activation today I am going to listen to music and see! Just remember Hannah, it's going to take time. Be patient. :)
March 30th @ 9:52pm
I just took the CI processors off & let's just say, today was a weird day. I had these beep tests that were uncomfortably loud. I also don't know if I like the Kanso 2 processors that I picked. I wanted them because there was no ear piece but they are bulky and fall off really easily. When I was getting activated today, my audiologist Pat let me try the N7s (the other kind with an ear piece) and they didn't feel as bulky and it felt more sturdy on my head. Because I am an active girl, I think the N7s will suit me better. (insert mom enthusiasm for knowing that Hannah knows what she wants and can make decisions without external influence)
I can choose the N7 still but once I try, I can't go back to the Kanso.
April 1st @ 9:51 pm
So I am on stage 4! (there were 4 programs for me to progress through the first few weeks). I am happy I can hear some voices again...but today is only day 3. (well day 2). I have officially decided that I am not keeping the Kanso 2s. They are way too bulky and they keep falling off. I got my grad photos back today to see. Mom ordered some!
I MISS EVERYONE AT SCHOOL!
GUESS WHAT! OMG OMG OMG
I am getting my N7s tomorrow. EK! I am so excited. I will update you on how they are! I hope I can go to school soon. Everyone keeps asking when I will be back. AWE I MISS THEM!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH I LOVE THE N7s!
My confidence boost just went up! x1000000000000000000
I also love listening to music. I am hearing some of my favourite songs and there are parts I've never heard before. Now I like the songs even better.
They are so great! They stay on so well and less noticeable! I'M SO HAPPY! I CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL!
I haven't updated in a bit. My audiologist gave me 4 more programs a few days ago and I am on the second one. I feel like I am now hearing a lot more than I ever did with my hearing aids. I talked with my surgeon and social worker on Tuesday (they are both so nice). I explained that I had no idea how much I was actually missing when I was wearing hearing aids. I am so happy I made the decision to go for it!
I was in the upstairs bathroom and I heard this noise and I was like, "can it be?" The window was CLOSED but I could hear the trampoline springs make noise when my brother and sister were jumping. My bathroom is on the 2nd floor of our house. I was SHOCKED!!!! Mind blown! (also the flush of the toilet was so loud it scared me!)
I am seeing a friend for the first time tomorrow because I am finally confident enough to see someone. (I've been so lonely) We also found out that we are NOT going back to school after April Break. Just when I WAS GOING TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND NOW WE DON'T KNOW WHEN WE WILL BE BACK! I can't even...
I want to go back so bad, it's almost summer and I am sad. Well I am happy but I wanted to see my classmates in person. Those are my updates for now. Talk soon!