Wednesday, July 26, 2006


For some reason last night I went through the pictures I have on my phone and got a couple of surprises. Obviously when I was completely knocked out after my CI op, the boys got ahold of my phone. There are a couple of pics of me drugged out (complete with head bandages) and one of Garth pretending to play with my blood pressure machine! rofl!

Friday, July 21, 2006


Couple of things to mention!

Firstly, here is a pic of the speech processor so people can see what i'm talking about:

This morning I noticed the wire bit of the CI (as you can see above) has FRAYED. The insulation bit is falling apart and you can see the actual wires inside. Its ONLY FIVE MONTHS OLD!!
I can tell what has caused it, it gets twisted when it's actually on. Trouble is, they have to replace the whole magnet, gah! So finding out now what the deal is there.
*EDIT* Apparently its a common problem, its covered under warranty and just to go in to get it replaced. YAY!
And if they let me keep it, I can start a collection of CI fridge magnets, lol

The other bit to mention... in the pic you can see 2 battery cases. They've brought out a NEW one, a SMALLER one with less batteries!! ARRRRGHH!!! The smaller one wouldn't last as long (they say 4 days, I'd say about 3) but... smaller/lighter! It gets pretty heavy sometimes.

And I will just mention I just LOVE LOVE LOVE being able to understand people without lipreading :)))

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Went to see Over the Hedge last night and it was lovely to see a few people I hadn't seen in a while :)

Nearly six months since switch on and I STILL get excited about understanding movies without subtitles. And animated ones, no less!!