2.27.2009

a shower is a glorious thing...

yep, had a shower just a bit ago... of course i have not un-packed my bag i took to the hotel with me yet so my razor is in the bag still... this may call for a second shower as soon as i get going again... lol... did not drain the water tank (this time) :) I have been on regular Tylenol for almost 24 hours now Yay me. hate the foggy sleepy thing the narcotic's do. people ask me all the time what i hear (as a totally deaf person now) its i guess the best way to put it is the sound of expectation. ( I know its imaginary) and i also know as a person who used to hear just how noisy things really are so my mind fills the void with this shoosh sound. it's almost like when you put your ear to a big seashell and listen... right when you first connect the sound processors magnet to the implants magnet there is this you can almost visualize the sound traveling through the wire. it gets louder and louder and wham! your ON! and the shock of being ON is always worse if you are say walking down the hallway and all the sudden walk into a room where the TV is on and you instantly connect there... (or the laundry room) or really any room where there is lots of noise going on. you get used to it but, that first instant is still a shocker. because, no matter what you imagine, I don't imagine it that Loud! :) I'm supposed to get "sprung" today to go in and pay the payroll taxes and Alice is gonna come by after work and volunteer to be an personal shopper so i guess i better get out of this robe and see if i have anything clean to wear i can fall asleep in... ( think I've just about worn all the sweats and work out clothes i own this week) :) might even do some laundry. any which way I'd rather be dressed before someone comes by so i will write more later. this is day 4. good news is i don't think i have the dizzy thing (that was the "risk", some people when they get a second implant get very dizzy with it) going on but i cannot bend over yet. so we'll see i guess.

7 comments:

Linda M. said...

Each day will be better.

Nothing beats taking a shower.....

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I hope things improve with each day that passes.

Tami B. said...

So glad you are finding more good things each day. The first shower after surgery is wonderful. Many healing wishes to you.

Jennifer said...

The shower will be an immediate gratification/healing. Your description of what sound "sounds" like is very interesting since as a hearing person I had no idea what the process would be. Tell everyone to turn the volume down on the tv, radio...whatever. :)

Thinking of you and am so proud of you!

Stampin' Meg said...

Oh I bet that shower felt like heaven,Stacy.

Sharon said...

Geez, I've really fallen behind!!! SO glad to hear you're doing well. I think it's probably a benefit you know what to expect this time around.

Keep posting, and know you're in my heart!!!

xoxoxo
TOS

Becky in East Tennessee said...

Stacy...just wanted you to know I was thinking of you and hoping you are still on the mend!!!!