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Thread: Going Bilateral. Two Cochlear implants! Surgery is July 8th.

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    Going Bilateral. Two Cochlear implants! Surgery is July 8th.

    Hi everyone, thought I would share my news that I will be having surgery on July 8th to have my second cochlear implant. I have had my first cochlear implant since I was 16. I'm 29 now. I decided it was time to make another change in my life for the better and that is to do the second. Most especially do it BEFORE my wedding in about 5 months.

    I've decided to make a blog to follow my post surgery to recovery to the day when I have it turned on and my achievements & struggles with the second cochlear implant. If you're interested into taking a peek into my life through a blog, here it is: http://rmcbuckeye84.blogspot.com - I'd appreciate it for good thoughts, prayers, vibes, etc. because I am feeling super nervous about it and it's been 15 years to make a big decision and it was time to do it before I change my mind.
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    Prayers and good thoughts on the way. I wish you all the best and speedy recovery.

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    Good Luck! I just went to your site http://rmcbuckeye84.blogspot.com and read your introduction. I kept the site and will check back and forth to see how you're doing. You're in my prayers for a wonderful outcome re your surgery and implant.

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    I was just thinking we had not heard from you in a while! Hope it all goes extremely well!
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    Good luck and many prayers. Please keep us updated!

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    Good luck! I bet you're looking forward to being able to hear out of both ears.
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    The kitties and I are all sending along our prayers and good wishes.

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    This is great news, Rachel - not only about your 2nd implant, but your upcoming wedding as well. I bookmarked your blog, and will be following your progress. Wishing you the very best.
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    Thanks everyone! Seems like Ryder knows how I'm feeling and wants to stay close to me. He's a love bug.

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    dedicated to the kindest,loveliest and always helpful man that one would be honored and proud to know........R.I.P. Dear Phred

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    AWWWWwwwwwwww!!!!! He's going to take GOOD care of you!!!

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
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    All the best, Rachel! Is it a long surgery? How quickly does a person adapt to the new hearing?

    I bet this is exciting but a bit scary too. HUGS!
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    Thanks for the link to your blog. I really enjoyed reading your history with the earlier implant - and how much things have changed.

    Thanks for allowing us to share this with you

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    Good Luck Rachel.
    I am looking forward to reading your post surgery blog.
    Speedy recovery
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    Exciting, Rachel! And a bit scary, as well.


    Congrats on the upcoming wedding, and prayers for a speedy success with the implant surgery.
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    Just stopping in to wish you all the best on your surgery.

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