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Blog entries in 'My Journey to a Cochlear Implant'

new inhaler

19 July 2017

Visit to surgery to see practice nurse

pre-op assessment

17 July 2017

Checks before the cochlear implant operation

London Conference "Let's Listen"

06 July 2017

I sponsored an event in London called Let's Listen. At this event I met several people who had had cochlear implants, some of whom had been with the same surgeon that I will have!  They all said what a difference it had made to their lives so fingers crossed it will be like that for me! I also met a university lecturer who had two implants herself and who told me that my website was being used to help rehabilitate those who had cochlear implants. How wonderful? Altogether it was a very special day.

date of operation

03 July 2017


Today I received the date for my cochlear implant. Sadly, it is on the last day of a big family weekend in Scotland.  However, I will be there for most of the party and then travel home on Sunday ready for my implant operation on 24th July.  I feel excited and nervous all at the same time.!!!

There are still things to do. My implants must be paid for and as I take warfarin I will need to stop taking it for some days before the op.

Menigitis vaccination.

29 June 2017

Menigitis vaccination.  This is to prevent you getting meningitis during the operation, which is classed as major surgery.

Well it is done – I’ve had my vaccination so am now ready for anything.

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