Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Cochlear Implant Anniversary

I can’t believe a year ago I was sitting Indian style in a paper thin cotton gown surrounded by the ugliest drapes I ever set eyes on observing nurses in colorful scrubs decorated with the sweetest little creatures pushing metal carts from patient to patient.

I can’t believe just a year ago I was listening to a train like sound going around and around my head providing me with an undesirable melody that just wasn’t quitting.

I can’t believe that one year ago today, I underwent surgery to have a cochlear implant inserted just underneath the skin of my head.

Ever since that day, my life has changed in ways that I never thought. I feel so enriched by the people I have met, the sounds I have heard and the experience of discovering what I have been missing all of these years.

Happy implant anniversary to me!

23 comments:

Jennifer said...

Happy Bionic Anniversary to one of my very favorite people in the world!!!! I'm so glad that our CIs brought us together...my life is so much more fun with you in it!! I miss you!!

Ulf said...

Happy Bionic Anniversary, Abbie! Wow, a year already! Hmm, hope next year goes as fast as this last one! :-)

Kim said...

Happy Ear Year to YOUUUUUUU!!! I'm not real good singing so you'll have to say it to yourself with out a Texan Thwang

WOW -- one year!!! You've been an awesome cover model!! We need to make a Ms CI America award - you and Jennifer would tie for first place!

Li-Li's Mom said...

Jennifer wished Li-Li a Happy New Ear when she went for 2 and so I'm stealing that sentiment: Happy, happy annivEARsary, Abbie!

Thanks for being such a bright light of inspiration!

Jim said...

Happy Bionic Anniversary. I am glad things are looking up for you. You are a great role model for many who are facing similar as you are.

Have a great week.

Jim

Val said...

yea, for you! We've all benefited from your new found sound...love those stories!

Kim said...

Hey! That's wunderbar! Happy bionic anniversary! I can't believe it's been a year already either. I'm so happy that you've done so well. You're an inspiration to me.

Valerie said...

happy anniversary to you!!!! I am so happy that we walked together through the last years journey. The wonderful people and adventures because of this fantastic device we have. Do you realized that all my life I have waited to get to this point. Thank you for let me share the past year with you....many many more CI moments.

Laurie said...

Happy CI-versary to you! Has it been a year already? You are doing marvelously well! Like Jen says, I'm glad our paths crossed with our CI journeys!

Love you, girl!

Laurie

Drew's Mom said...

Happy Hearing Day! Wow, that year has FLOWN by!

Debbie/Steve said...

Congratulations on your Bionic anniversary and may you have many more. Having CI give us JOY to enjoy hearing many amazing sounds.

Shari/"Whiger" said...

Hey, Abbie, Happy CI-versary!! You've come a lonnnngg way.

Karen said...

Abbie, I had no idea it's only been a year! I thought you've been in the bionic business for a couple of years now!!! Way to go! I hope to be able to look back and see lots of great progress like you have! Wishing you many more CI Birthday's!!!!

Alex said...

Happy CI Birthday! :)

I bet it is wonderful to be able to hear things you couldn't before. Congrats and glad it is a success for you!

Alex

Jennifer Bruno Conde said...

Happy Ear Year indeed, Abbie!

You've influenced so many!

Amanda's Jennifer :-)

suddensilence said...

Oh Abbie, it's been a year!! Happy anniversary! :)

Gosh, for some reason I thought it had been 2 or 3 years already. You have made such amazing progress, girl!!

~ Wendi

Gary said...

Happy one yEAR! Your smart, funny and insightful blog has influenced everyone for the better. Congrats

Christian's Mommy said...

Congrats! I love following your journey! Yesterday was our 3 month anniversary!
:)

Loudest Mom said...

Congrats on your AWESOME implant anniversary :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Implantiversary! I just had my one year mark a few weeks ago. What a fun ride it has been!
~Shannon

Sam said...

Happy New Ear to one of my all time favorite fan. Isn't it amazing how much you have accomplished in 1 year!? Hope to see you again soon!

Laura's medical journey said...

Happy CI Aniversary! May you hear more sounds and love it!

Love the blog

Laura J

Seek Geo said...

Congrats, Abbie!!

Time flies!!!!! (Alex, don't even think about asking which airline!!) :-P

I think you are one of few good models out there with a lot of positive sides about your own success and we are proud of you, sweetie.

Happy anniversary!!

Hugs
-SG