Friday, 22 August 2008

Expectations Meeting

I met again with Nikki, the Hearing Therapist and she wanted to know my expectations should I have an cochlear implant. She asked me various questions and it was really hard to answer. I did not give her a lot of high hopes as only I know what will happen is after the switch on.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

MRI Scan - 2nd attempt

I had received another letter from Southampton General saying that I had to go back and repeat another MRI scan to take more pictures. I was not best pleased because I didn't want to go through that all again. It went quicker than I expected.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Vaccination jab

I went to see my doctor and have my jab done for Pneumoccal Meningitis to prevent any bacterial infection when having the cochlear implant. I was very brave and didn't feel a thing!! I had side effects the next day but felt much better by the weekend.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

CT & MRI Scans

I attended at Southampton General Hospital for my CT and MRI scans. I was feeling really nervous but thankfully my mum came with me to support me. The CT scan lasted about 10 minutes and the MRI was 20 minutes long. The MRI was a horrible experience for me as I had to keep still and not move an inch. It felt like being in washing machine!! I was so relieved when it was all over.