Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Month Later

One month ago today, my cochlear implant was put into my right ear. Has it really been a month already? In some ways it feels like a lifetime ago, and in some ways, it feels like just yesterday.  We didn't do much to recognize this milestone, but perhaps we should have.

I'm feeling almost 100% better (except for a teeny bit of dizziness if I sit up too quickly). My incision is healed, so I was able to get a long-overdue haircut this afternoon.

And tonight, I realized that for the first time in my life, I can clearly hear the "s" sound in words. It was so unexpected that I didn't recognize what was happening until I slowed down and truly listened. This must be the beginning of the miracle, evident only in recognizing the smallest changes in what I'm hearing but evident all the same. I expect to have more of those minor miracles in the coming days and weeks until I will look back over my progress and realize that the complete and majestic miracle has unfolded slowly but surely.


  1. "complete and majestic miracle has unfolded slowly but surely"... what a great definition of miracle. I believe in miracles. Your miracle is strengthening my faith and brings me hope!

  2. Huzzah! To celebrate, you should get yourself a sarsaparilla and sip it under a sassafras tree. xoxo

  3. I suddenly wondered how you were doing today (know you only from Dish of the Weed), and looked up this blog. I love it! What a journey . . . most of us take for granted things like neural pathways and distinguishing sounds. I, for one, will take some time to appreciate it now, and will be praying for you. You are obviously a very strong person!

  4. I love this. I was wondering how you are today (know you only from Dish of the Week), and I looked up this blog. Definitely inspiring . . . I will be praying for your continued progress!