Hannah Hope

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I started out on this journey -- the journey that is like no other -- wanting to regain the hearing that was lost to me. Genetics had played out their role in my ears. Deafness was on the horizon for me and most members of my family from way back when. In 2009, I found this community and started down the road to hearing and healing and friendship.

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After the first implant on April 2010, I experienced numerous disappointments. The quality of sound was not what I expected. It was not at all what I had hoped for. Even though I heard and understood speech from day one, it was not what I had imagined. Sound danced along the walls of large buildings and waltzed away in the out of doors. Many, many mappings later, a miracle happened. Almost to the day of my one year anniversary, a big change took place. Voices and all sounds took on a mellow and gentle quality to themselves. Voices did not escape in the wind like they had before. They stayed. They sang their tune into my heart and I was a happy woman.

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I then received a second implant. This time it would be on my better side. It was now August of 2011. On activation day much to my surprise, I heard bells instead of voices. Disappointment lasted only a few seconds. I knew that time would fix it. Several days later the voices appeared. They came from a deep well. But strangely, the two ears together were (are) phenomenal. The two are lovely. The two are sweet. The two are everything I had hoped for. After only one month of being activated, I was tested to hear at 90%. I told my Audi that this number was false. I rate myself in the real world as being 100%!!! Why? Because I never (NEVER) have to say "what?". I never have to strain. I can relax. I can go about my business and actually enjoy all the sounds that are around me. The two ears compliment each other. Where one falls short, the other one takes up the slack. There is harmony and no discord. There is unity. There is balance.

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I believe that every single person's experience is unique. There are no guarantees in this life over anything, much less on how one will hear after an implant or two. For me, the second one was the charm. It gave me a wholeness that was lacking before. It gave me a new direction and every day is a new beginning of some sort. I say grab each day and run with it. Life is too short not to enjoy it and not to be a full participant in it. Thanks to being bilateral, I no longer live on the sidelines obsvering. I am living the life that I was meant to live.

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Song of Birds
2 Years Ago
    We all love birdsong, don't we? It's a happy chirping sound that defies description. We call it a song because it seems to have a...
    Four weeks ago I had what I thought would be a simple tooth extraction. It turned into quite an ordeal. After the tooth was out, I realized...
Crisp and Clear??
2 Years Ago
    Went to the Audi yesterday. After being asked where we could make adjustments and improvements, I said the usual: too muffled, too soft,...
"It should be understood that we are all educators. Every act of our daily lives has implications, sometimes significant."  Rene Favaloro...
Lessons
3 Years Ago
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, looks like its gonna be a GREAT day!! I KNOW its gonna be a GREAT day!!!
    Haven't been on for a while and have truly missed all of you. I'd like to share this small but significant experience with you.  ...
New Horizon
3 Years Ago
    Today I had an Audi appointment (the first in 3 months that i was able to keep). I had been having so many tinnitus attacks, that I had to...
A new CI sound???
3 Years Ago
Today was and is a beautiful day in the desert. I saw my first gecko of the season scurrying in the backyard. Flowering bushes are bursting forth. I opened...
Is this correct?
3 Years Ago
The other day I ran into someone who was interested in my CIs. When I told her that I was hearing with my brain, she said, "Oh, how weird". I...
    As my blog title suggests, "To everything there is a season", is from Ecclesiastes. Even if you are not a bible reader, I think you...
Update and thanks
3 Years Ago
I wish to thank everyone who said a prayer or sent good thoughts for my husband. I was not aware that Sharon had posted anything about him until about one...
  I have implant induced tinnitus. Many people on this site say that they never heard of an implant inducing tinnitus. News flash. It can.   ...
Magnets
3 Years Ago
surgery date has been moved up to feb 27th - dr conflict with original day - 2 weeks to go
    One favorite sound of mine is that of rushing water.  I remember magnificent waterfalls and how I used to feel the surge of their...
    I like old movies.  In the classic movie, "The Misfits", Clark Gable says to Marilyn Monroe, "honey, when you smile,...
A Puppy & An Apple
3 Years Ago
I haven't been on the community for a couple of weeks.  Been very preoccupied with various things.  I will just name two of them...
 Here in New Mexico we have coyotes that some time come out of the mountains (which belong to them) and visit us town-folk. Interestingly enough where I...
A Continuum
3 Years Ago
 This morning a word popped into my head - "continuum". I think that is what we experience after time has taken hold of our implants. After...
A Quick Hello
3 Years Ago
 I have been out of touch with the community for a couple of weeks. I hope that all of you are well and enjoying your hearing and your life. I just had...
 I have not been on for a while now. I apologize if I missed something important happening with you. Please forgive me.  .  I lost...
Find a Clinic
3 Years Ago
Can anyone help me?  For over one week now, every time I click on "Find a Clinic",  a black box appears telling me that Cochlear has no...
A Trail of Flowers
3 Years Ago
I think we leave a trail of flowers wherever we go. Yesterday I had the pleasure of talking/listening to some of my knitting friends at our local wool shop....
Food for the Soul
3 Years Ago
Is there such a thing as "food for the soul"? I think there is. It could be reading spiritual Words that give enlightenment.  It could be...
As a community, we are getting very focused on the recall and the percentage of failures.  People are worried about the accurate number.  Some...
I am wondering if others experience this.  If I am emotionally upset (perhaps I received bad news or am frustrated over something), my hearing is...
I started out on this journey -- the journey that is like no other -- wanting to regain the hearing that was lost to me. Genetics had played out their...
Tomorrow I am going to a cosmetic dentist to repair two chipped (front) teeth.  Can't wait because I look like the Witch of the  Southwest...
Let's move on from the scandal..There is plenty for us to rejoice over.  .
I have many "dreams" (aka ambitions and desires). One is that I would like to learn to speak Spanish. I think that this is very possible now...
Short and Sweet
3 Years Ago
Just returned from my one month bilateral booth testing.  90%  I think I am one Happy Lady!!
Glass Slippers
3 Years Ago
Didn't Cinderella wear glass slippers? Ahh, yes. She did. . So, apparently glass slippers are magical. Hmmm. I think golden slippers would be...
Better All Around
3 Years Ago
Today marks 3 weeks since I was activated on the second side.  I went through a brief period of days where I heard various sounds:  bells, jazz...
What now?
3 Years Ago
When the bells left, a Jazz band took up residence in my ear.  Nice.When the Jazz band left, a bus in traffic showed up and it tooted its horn all day...
From Bells to JAZZ
3 Years Ago
I'm working hard on S&W Beyond -- making good progress. Also, listening to audio books and piano music on the iPod. I can now hear speech but...
24 hours later
3 Years Ago
It is now 24 hours (plus a tad more) after my bilateral activation. Yesterday all I heard were bells. My Audi did her thing this afternoon and gave me an...
Late this afternoon I was activated on my left side (which now makes me bilateral). I went into the office expecting the best. With my first activation I...
Day 6 Post Op
3 Years Ago
I'm doing really well. I am nearly healed already. I was able to sleep on the incision side last night. If there is any swelling, I do not notice...
HOME
3 Years Ago
Hi CI Friends. I'm home from the hospital. No pain, no nausea, no dizziness. Everything is positive. Since one picture is worth at least one hundred...
I received the Cochlear e-mail that I am sure you all received.  It showed how to clean your processor with a cloth.  While I was at that You-tube...
"Los Musicos"
3 Years Ago
"The Musicians" by Fernando BoteroThis really tickles my fancy.  I think I can actually hear them!!  Can you?
A New Date
3 Years Ago
I just received word on my new date for a 2nd CI.  It will be August 18th.  Wow -- that is 6 weeks after my original date -- oh well -- I know that...
Wonderful News!
3 Years Ago
I had the nuclear stress test today. Everything is NORMAL. No heart problems detected. Oh my goodness, I am so happy. Surgery is back on. Now I have...
Repeat EKG
3 Years Ago
I saw the Cardiologist late today. The repeat EKG was "abnormal". My blood pressure was very high. The Dr. said "your heart is under...
Abnormal EKG
3 Years Ago
Dear Friends,  I have just been informed by my CI surgeon's office that my EKG came back "abnormal"!!  I will need a cardiac...
A Sizzling Pie
3 Years Ago
This morning I baked a lemon chess pie. This is a great Southern pie. I took it out of the oven and placed it on the cooling rack. I noticed something...
A Form of Silence
3 Years Ago
Here is a quote I would like to share with you. "Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs...
A Sheet of Paper
3 Years Ago
Today when I collected the mail, I noticed that an envelope gave off a shimmering light. I opened it carefully. The paper inside was golden in color and...
I have great respect and admiration for the entire Cochlear team. The experts come from various locations to lend their expertise to difficult cases. I...
Out of "Zoom"
3 Years Ago
Many of you may know that I have been in the "Zoom" mode practically from day one.  I could not tolerate being out of it.  I know there...
Click, click, click
3 Years Ago
This is perhaps a small CI moment, although there really are no "small" CI moments, they are all "big" to the person experiencing...
A Light Bulb Moment
3 Years Ago
I have come into contact with a relative of mine.  We live very far apart from one another, but the computer has bridged that gap.  He has severe...
One Year Today
4 Years Ago
Today is my one year anniversary on receiving a CI. I have been thinking for a while now how I should write up this blog post. Here is what I have come...
Oh No!
4 Years Ago
I saw an ad in the local newspaper written by a Hearing Aid Center. It suggested that hearing loss and dementia go hand in hand. This got my attention...
A Name
4 Years Ago
 In my last post I declared that Iola is not my real name. True. I wish to explain and to use my real name from now on. In the spring of 2009, I...
An encounter
4 Years Ago
Life is full of wonders and unexpected events.  This afternoon my husband, one of our dogs and I went out to Lowe's looking for plants to...
Hello
4 Years Ago
Hello to everyone. I have been off the community for quite a while now. I am fine and doing well. Thank you for all those who inquired. I hope this post...
Feb. 7, Update
4 Years Ago
Greetings to every one! I have been on a bit of a retreat - just trying to heal various ills that have befallen my body and mind. I did not go anywhere...
Pins and Needles
4 Years Ago
 Soon I will be 9 months post activation. About one week ago I developed a prickling, pins and needles feeling all over the entire implant side of my...
Kindness
4 Years Ago
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain  Let's spread a little kindness today so...
Acceptance
4 Years Ago
I have a question that is really hard to answer and in fact, there may not be an answer to it. How do you accept the nature of the sound quality you are...
Fate
4 Years Ago
 My husband's mother was a very fascinating woman. She became paralyzed at age 18 from receiving a typhoid shot after a hurricane in Florida. In...
Did you notice?
4 Years Ago
Hi everyone!  I just noticed a good change on the site here.  It is called "change in activity".  Now we can see who wrote what and...
Every night I lay upon the bed hooked up to my processor which is hooked up to my iPod via the personal audio cable. Yes, I could listen to audio books...
Tree Roots
4 Years Ago
While out and about, I came across a tree with sprawling roots meandering all over the place.   It got me to thinking.  Just how...
Zoom T-Shirt
4 Years Ago
 I received my Zoom Challenge T-Shirt two days after they said "thank you for participating......" I ordered a size X-L. It turned out to be...
 This morning my husband receives his first pair of hearing aids!! Just wanted to share this with my good friends on here. Herb has been suffering a...
If you have the N5, I'd like to ask you if you know how to change programs on your processor without using the remote? I ask this because I did not....
Recently someone brought this to my attention.  She said that we must grieve over the loss of our hearing before we can move on.  I never...
Jingle Bells
4 Years Ago
 Went to Borders Books today and bought a couple of tiny Christmas trees. One is blue and the other is purple. I saw the teeny weeny ornaments that go...
Worth Remembering
4 Years Ago
 Here is an excellent quote I came across.  It is most appropriate for us.     "Patience is the queen of the...
 Yesterday I did something I never thought I would do again. I went out to a music store and bought a Piano Music Book!! Oh my, I can't really...
Library Silence
4 Years Ago
I'm excited about going to the local library today. My husband and I definitely enjoy reading. We like different types of books. One of my favorite...
 Today I met two Cochlear Audiologists, one from Denver and one from Phoenix. They were here in Albuquerque in my audi's office. It was a good...
 Some of you on here love, love, love music. JB, Daniela and many others have shared with us their love of music and how their perception of music has...
Yarn Love
4 Years Ago
 It is that time of the year again when knitting hats, scarves and other good things comes to mind. I have a bit of a love affair with fine yarns -- no...
The other day I spotted a little girl being held by her Mommy. She was so cute. What little child isn't? The girl was wearing her beautiful CI processor...
 Today I went to the audi's office for the sole purpose of "testing". It has always been my opinion that these tests don't exactly...
Hi to everyone. I haven't been on-line for a couple of weeks due to a number of health issues -fibromyalgia attack, facial neuralgia attack, a serious...
Tree Music
4 Years Ago
Is there music amongst the trees? Do they chant and chime and ring tiny bells of joy that only other trees can hear? The last Psalm in the Bible says,...
As some of you may recall, my favorite setting is Zoom. Very recently my audiologist put in some "new" software. Cochlear has now put the Zoom...
Happy Birthday Amy
4 Years Ago
Here ia a non-implant entry. Today is my little Amy's 13th birthday. To celebrate, she got to eat her favorite "people food" - fresh...
I didn't think I would share this with all of you, but after giving it some thought, I decided that maybe it would be a good idea after...
 This afternoon my husband and I talked about politics, religion, social issues, the economy, future adventures we would like to have .....................
Sound Burst
4 Years Ago
Recently I read a blog post where someone was complaining about the initial sound burst she received every morning when she put the processor on.  I...
 If you are satisfied with your hearing by holding a phone up to your microphone or by listening through a speaker, then great. If you hate holding the...
Out and About
4 Years Ago
This is a fine time of the year to be out and about. The heat of the summer is gone or going and the cold of the winter has not yet arrived. State Fairs and...
For Doc
4 Years Ago
This is for Doc. The big day is nearly here for one of my best community friends - Doc. I remember way back when he first joined up with our group. He...
Love, Bread and CIs
4 Years Ago
"Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new. - Ursula K. LeGuin Isn't this a...
I really enjoy listening to audi books via the iPod or the Kindle. It is one of the pleasures of having a CI. The way I like it best is to lay down at night...
We all have CI moments. They are new sounds that we hear and they bring great joy with it. I have come to the realization that our CI moments will...
Report on Gathering
4 Years Ago
Yesterday I met with a group of veteran CI users (implanted 20 years, 15 years and so on). They reminded me of our own veterans: Sally (Corgijack), Margo and...
We are all different as snowflakes.  Here it is at the end of summer, August - still a hot month - and I am talking about snowflakes! That thought...
New Home Page !!!
4 Years Ago
Whoa  ~~  my "home page" suddenly changed in appearance.  Did yours?   Is this supposed to be an...
Gathering
4 Years Ago
After a brief respite from the community, I have decided to re-enter. Thank you to so many who gave me words of encouragement.  This Thursday I will be...
Audiology
4 Years Ago
Went to see Cris, my audiologist this morning. We are not changing my map at all. I am pleased with everything the way it is. Since I went into Zoom, I have...
Friends
4 Years Ago
I came across this quotation and had a strong feeling that I should post it. "Nothing but Heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a...
Butterfly
4 Years Ago
I have changed my persona to a butterfly. My face has been on here for over one year. I figured it was time for a change.  Butterflies are transformed...
Beauty
4 Years Ago
One day while outside, an unexpected crack of thunder roared through the sky. We frequently have dark clouds over head, but most of the time when rain falls...
A Trail of Hope
4 Years Ago
On this journey to hearing through an artificial device (not God-made, but man-made), we experience many emotions and many experiences. First of all, we...
Two little flowers
4 Years Ago
This morning as I was watering my garden, I spotted these two little flowers. To me, they looked like they were putting their little faces together. How...
Bionic Ears
4 Years Ago
Went to the doctor's office with my husband (his appointment, not mine). At one point during the examination, the doctor asked me if someone knocked on...
When I first began listening to audio books, I used the iPod. Once or twice I tried a regular CD player and an older tape player. I found all of the above to...
Directionality
4 Years Ago
I was sitting outside in the backyard crocheting. I had noticed that they are working on construction of a new building some distance away. I can hear them...
FREE phone
4 Years Ago
Yesterday I received my FREE phone from the state of New Mexico.  I was able to pick any phone I wanted from a list of phones.  They had captioned...
8th Mapping
4 Years Ago
Late today I had a new map. This is my 8th (that many? - Yes, some of us need a lot, some of us don't!). We increased the high frequencies so hopefully I...
Stitches
4 Years Ago
I have been pulling stitches out of my head! Three months after having "dissolvable stitches" placed in my head, three stitches were found...
A Magnetic Moment
4 Years Ago
I lowered my head as I was reaching into the pantry to retrieve an item that was on the floor.  There flew my processor!  It attached itself to the...
Solution
4 Years Ago
For three weeks now I have been complaining about rumbling noises and staticy sounds - something like a radio that is caught between stations. Whenever I...
July marks my one year anniversary on cochlear community.com. WOW. My first friends were Stuart and Sharon. How did I manage to stay on here for nine months...
Audio Cable
4 Years Ago
My laptop computer is plugged into an outlet because I have cable internet service and not wireless.  I understand that we are not supposed to plug our...
Gardening Mishap
4 Years Ago
I was out in the backyard doing some gardening this morning. We have sand covered with stones and rocks. I have cactus plants and several areas that are...
New Audiologist
4 Years Ago
Yesterday's visit with my new audiologist was really an event. First thing on the agenda was to get my map into her computer. I brought all of my audi...
Neurology Update
4 Years Ago
Here is an update on the neuralgia that developed on my face. I almost cancelled my appointment with the neurologist because the pain subsided over the last...
This is going to sound silly, but it is also true. Every once in a while we like to eat pancakes which we make on our portable griddle. The doggies like that...
Hi everyone.  I have been remiss in my deleting skills.  Apparently, I have 2,600 messages that I have received and never deleted.  Should I...
Yesterday I made mini cheesecakes in 2" custard cups. I decided to take four of them over to my neighbor so she and her husband could enjoy them too....
Remote
4 Years Ago
Just for fun I thought it would be nice to switch processors from white to brown to see how I like it.  As you know, if it is not "paired"...
Buying a phone
4 Years Ago
Here is my experience on buying a telephone. After moving back home, we needed a telephone desperately. How can you survive without a phone? I knew that I...
A Quick Hello
4 Years Ago
Just wanted to post that we made it back home safe and sound.  We are sitting in an empty house waiting for our belongings to arrive.  Don't...
Final Illinois Map
4 Years Ago
Today I received what will be my last mapping here in IL.  The audi undid what the Cochlear Rep. gave me!  In my last blog I talked about...
Maps and More Maps
4 Years Ago
I have discovered that this mapping business is not an easy thing. The audiologist listens to what we describe and then they try to adjust the map...
Yesterday for the very first time I met a fellow CI wearer! I was at the audiologist's office and had actually left. I was out in the hallway and a man...
A Mixed Bag
4 Years Ago
Tomorrow it will be 3 weeks since Activation. It has been a mixed bag for me. On the up side, environmental sounds are really good. Birds, bugs, trees...
I hesitated for a couple of days before deciding to go ahead and write this blog. A couple of days ago I was walking through the bookstore aisles.  I...
Today I heard birds - ordinary starlings. Not only did I hear chirps, but I heard a litany of chirps, something like a trilling sound.  Maybe we can...
An Upward Turn
4 Years Ago
I went to the audi this morning for my third mapping. She consulted with a Cochlear rep and she made some significant improvements. I went into the booth and...
Green eggs and ham
4 Years Ago
Are any of you familiar with the Dr. Seuss books?  My audi recommended that I start listening to  pre-school to kindergarten level CDs and then...
A Downward Turn
4 Years Ago
The day of my activation was actually the best day for me to hear!  Instead of getting better with each passing day, I discovered the opposite.  It...
First Morning After
4 Years Ago
I couldn't wait to get up this morning and put the processor on!! I still have some extraneous noises coming in, but they are not stopping me from...
Here is the account of my Activation Day. After a two hour drive, we arrived at the audiologist's office. I was suddenly excited and nervous. Up until...
A tender ear
4 Years Ago
My ear is still quite tender to the touch.  In only a few days I will have a N5 processor sitting on top of that ear.  I wonder, was every...
This is a continuation of my last blog concerning that horrific noise that brought on a panic reaction in my body. Unfortunately, just before the scheduled...
Bad CI episode
5 Years Ago
Yesterday was a good day.  In the evening I played "Old Maid" cards and dominoes with the grand kids.  I had a fun time.  I thought...
Yesterday was a lovely spring like day in this part of Northern Illinois. My husband and I went out antiquing. I thought it might be nice to pick up some...
Two Weeks to A-Day
5 Years Ago
I am feeling quite well.  I think most of my energy has returned and I feel up-beat.  I have noticed something interesting.  Since losing my...
Day 8 post op
5 Years Ago
I was very blessed and fortunate to have had such a good CI surgical experience.  I felt no pain, no dizziness, no nausea and developed no...
I felt a little weak today, sort of drained.  My husband decided that I needed food!  He lovingly and tenderly created a salad for me made out of...
Many of us post pictures to share with each other.  I showed my husband my pre-op and post-op pictures on my blog.  Of course, he was the one who...
Early this morning my husband cut that tight, tight bandage off.  What a relief.  You all know what I am talking about.  Now my hair is full...
Home
5 Years Ago
Hello friends.  I am home.  Surgery went well and I am feeling fine, good, great, WONDERFUL!!!  We left the hospital at 11:30am to head for...
Only a few more hours to go.  Tomorrow at this time I will be in the process of receiving my CI.  Right now I feel completely serene, confident and...
Tomorrow is my pre-op appointment at the hospital.  I wasn't actually told anything about it.  I know there is blood work.  Is there...
  I want it all behind me now and not in front. I want these days to fall one on top of the next like dominoes all standing on end and then...
The hospital called to reschedule my surgery for April 8, at 8:00am.  I'm fine with this. The number 8 happens to be my favorite number.  My...
Insurance Update
5 Years Ago
I have received inquiries from friends asking me what is happening with the insurance company.  Here goes.  My daughter has been on the telephone...
This is what we call a "ranting and raving" blog. After waiting for weeks for the "hard copy" of approval from the insurance company...
Eyesight
5 Years Ago
One of my dear friends wrote on my previous blog that I have "lousy eyesight" therefore it is even more important that I get effective hearing out...
Moving Right Along
5 Years Ago
I met my new audiologist this afternoon.  We drove at break-neck speed on the Chicago expressways.  It's a good thing that my husband has...
I'm Flying High
5 Years Ago
Hello Friends.  I have good news to share.  This morning I met my CI surgeon.  He is excellent, wonderful and perfect for me! I will NOT...
Arrival in Chicago
5 Years Ago
Hi friends.  I just wanted you to know that we arrived safe and sound here in the Chicago area.  I am so busy that I may not be able to catch-up...
On February 8th, I am leaving New Mexico and heading for the Chicago area.  Unfortunately, serious problems have cropped up.  Blue Cross/Blue...
Isn't life strange and totally unpredictable?  I received information that  the Birmingham hospital is shutting down their cochlear implant...
Static Electricity
5 Years Ago
"If you walk across a carpet, electrons move from the rug to you.  Now you have extra electrons.  Touch a door knob and ZAP!  The...
At night when I am dreaming, I hear perfectly well.  I never say to the characters that inhabit my dream world, "what?" or "repeat...
 Wishing you all a very Happy New Year filled with joy, blessings and peace.  As Numbers 6:24-26 says: "The Lord bless you and keep...
Birthday and Books
5 Years Ago
 A funny thing happened on my way to a (future) cochlear implant .....  I acquired a bunch of beautiful people as friends.  What more could...
Christmas Cactus
5 Years Ago
Even here in Albuquerque we got a touch of snow.  This morning I went out to the backyard and found this cactus dusted with puffs of snow. ...
As the New Year approaches, we tend to project our hopes into that year so maybe we can better ourselves or aspire to something new and different.  This...
Some of you have written that you wear your processors to bed at night to sleep in.  I have a hard time imagining that this would not hurt.  Also,...
Years ago an ENT from Chicago told me that every day several times a day I should pinch my nose together and blow.  This would force air into my too...
Lemonade in October
5 Years Ago
Today our house is officially listed "For Sale".  You know the cute, old   saying that goes like this - "When life gives you...
PIANO KEYS
5 Years Ago
Today I dusted off my piano and she's a real beauty (Charles R. Walter console in cherry wood with a rubbed lacquer finish).  I played a few...
October 1st
5 Years Ago
I have always liked the first day of a new month.  To me it symbolizes new beginnings and possibilites.  Where will events of this month lead...
I have been praying for a "perfect CI experience".  Well, yesterday I received my answer loud and clear - NOT IN NEW MEXICO.  Something...
Nucleus 5
5 Years Ago
Yesterday I received an e-mail from my surgeon's office.  In part, it read "......the Nucleus 5 will be released sooner than...
Silver & Gold
5 Years Ago
After reading many, many profiles and blogs, I can honestly say that all of you are like silver and gold to me.  Everyone has given something of...
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