Saturday, October 24, 2009

Nice Day

I had a good day today. I had a review with my boss which went well. I also went and joined SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management) which has a TON of resources on its site. All in all a good day, my teeth are still hurting, not as bad though. I am still debating on getting a hearing dog, the jury is still out on that one though. Hope all is well.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Post Root Canal(s) Update

Ok, so today I had my two scheduled root canals which I was REALLY looking forward to. Anyway, I went in at 9:30 and they started working on me. I was smart and took off my processors so I didn't have to hear it. :) Well three hours later the dentist told me that one of my teeth had a fracture and that it would be a waste to do the root canal on. So he cleaned it up and advised me that I now have to have it extracted and a bridge put in instead.

Now the best part is that this extraction is scheduled for November 9 in the morning and that evening we (Michael and I) are going to Philly for a concert. I should be in good shape for that!

On a side note, I am considering applying for a Hearing Dog. I think it would be a good thing for me to have. Do any of my readers have one or know anything about the application process?


As you can see, its very late here, but my face is still swollen and my teeth hurt and the vicoden is just now starting to make really really tired. So off to bed for me. I hope everyone is enjoying fall.



Saturday, October 17, 2009

Dreary Day

Today was a dreary day. Its been very cold and rainy since Wednesday. Michael went to Atlanta for the weekend, so I am home alone. Not sure if anything is on the plans for the weekend. I might try to go to the movies is there is an OC playing. I might go this whole weekend without my CI’s on, just to give me a rest. Its hard wearing them all the time. Since Michael doesn't really know sign and I can’t always lip read him very well it can be very frustrating. So this might be a good excuse for me to just relax and not have to really worry about the CI. He went to see our friends who are having an art show at Chastain Park. So if anyone who reads this is in the Atlanta/Sandy Springs area. Go check out the show! I wish I could have went, I love Georgia. Plus Randall and Patrick are so nice. I miss seeing them. Hope everyone is ok, I am noticing I am picking up more and more ‘small’ sounds with these things on, I can actually make out the radio when I drive pretty clear and as I type this the TV is on and I can make out what they are saying without looking at it. Very cool indeed.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Ok I have two abscessed teeth. I have been advised by my dentist to either have a double root canal or to have them extracted. Has anyone had a successful root canal? Do they hurt? I am in lots of pain right now because of them, I really don't want to get them pulled but the root canals are going to cost me $1400 and that is with my dental insurance. Its $100 to get them pulled. Just for the record its my top left molars that are affected. So if anyone reading this can give me some advice I would appreciate it. :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I have a freaking toothache. I hate when I get one of them. I am hoping it feels better in the morning or I am going to have to break down and go to the dentist. Other than that, not much going on, I am hoping to make it to DC for the ‘Walk 4 Hearing’ this month. One because I think it would be cool, and two the guy from the Redskins is pretty hot, he is the honorary chairman :)

Sunday, October 4, 2009


I know I have been REALLY bad about updating on here. Lets just say things have been crazy. I am doing great with my bi lateral implants. I ended up getting a promotion at work into a management position, something I know I could have never pulled off without my cochlear implants. I also bought a new lap top so I am hoping to use it more for updates and things now. I am also thinking of setting up a more personal blog for things not just relating to my cochlear journey. If I decide to do that I will let everyone know. Hope everyone is ok.