Birthday Wishes

Photo by Nikhita Singhal on Unsplash December is a month of celebrations in our house! We celebrate the greatest gift of Christmas, we celebrate 4 generations of December birthdays (my mom, my grandma who is celebrating in heaven, my daughter, and ME!). A new celebration in December is that each year I will celebrate my …

Jingle Bell Rock!

Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock!  One-week post activation and what a world of jingle bells and many more sounds abound!  In my last blog, I shared about ACTIVATION day and my perception of sound initially.  Lots of beeps, whistles, chirps, and feedback.  I am fascinated that with …

Post Op Thankfulness

With the Thanksgiving Holiday around the corner, I want to share how grateful and thankful that I am.  It has been a challenging few weeks as you will see, but all in all, I am grateful for many things.  As you enjoy time with family and friends, count your blessings.  I am thankful and grateful …

Roller Coasters

Photo by Pedro Velasco on Unsplash Less than 2 weeks away from surgery date!  November is here and the countdown is real.  On the professional side, I know that this is the right decision for me.  On the personal side, I am feeling anxious, nervous, excited, and scared.  I am a person who LOVES order …

Choices

Photo by Javier Allegue Barros on Unsplash Before I dig into this week’s topic, I just have to say, I cannot believe that November is less than a week away and the surgery date is less than 3 weeks away!  November seemed like it was so far in the distance when I made the appointment …

Appointment Day: Audiology Testing

JULY 28 #HearStrong day!  It is amazing when things happen at just the right time.  Two days before my scheduled CI consultation appointment at Ohio State, I found out that I was nominated and selected to be a #HearStrong champion.  Check it out at https://www.hearstrong.org/champion/carrie-spangler/.    HearStrong is a nonprofit organization that empowers people with hearing …