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Ear Pain and Random thoughts… October 30, 2008

Posted by loz121 in Uncategorized.
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My implanted ear is playing up! I have a sore little ball in my ear lobe. I dont know why I get it but its sore and annoys me. It makes me paranoid in a way because the slightest little pain I get with my ear, I assume it’s the start of an ear infection and I’m terrified i’ll lose the cochlear implant that I have treasured for many years and has become a part of me. My parents reassure me that now I’m getting nutrients from the liquid feed in to my PEG and it will protect as much as it can do from ear infections. It was around November in 2000 that I lost my 1st cochlear implant in my right ear and although it wasnt a big deal at the time, it is now because I worry i’ll lose this one too and I wont be able to have another one implanted should it ever happen. I TOUCH WOOD & CROSS MY FINGERS AND TOES that it never will lose my cochlear implant!!
Another thing I find myself thinking about is the quality of the implant that is embedded in my skull as I grow up, time moves on and technology gets better etc The external part of the cochlear implant equipment moves on too so in the future, maybe my internal implant wont be compatible or updated enough for the new external pieces. Whcih would mean I may need to have another operation to get a new internal implant in the future to keep up with the technology? I always think iF IT EVER HAPPENS, I will deal with it at the time and make my choice.
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1. Katie-Louise's Cochlear Implant Blog - October 30, 2008

aw, think positive.

About the future implant device, I think everyone who had the surgery years ago would have a new one. n in the future i think they’ll do something to stop future surgery replacing the implant.

2. Katie-Louise's Cochlear Implant Blog - October 30, 2008

aw, think positive.About the future implant device, I think everyone who had the surgery years ago would have a new one. n in the future i think they’ll do something to stop future surgery replacing the implant.

3. Charlotte - October 30, 2008

Hey Laura 🙂

Exract from Cochlear website :-

We support every generation of Nucleus system with continuous improvements and upgrades
Our first implant system, the Nucleus 22, was released over 20 years ago. Since then, we have released five different generations of technology improvements, each resulting in better hearing and clarity. Today, Nucleus 22 recipients can access many of the same features as someone implanted just recently without additional surgery.

Now you can ease your worries.

C x

4. Charlotte - October 30, 2008

Hey Laura :-)Exract from Cochlear website :-We support every generation of Nucleus system with continuous improvements and upgradesOur first implant system, the Nucleus 22, was released over 20 years ago. Since then, we have released five different generations of technology improvements, each resulting in better hearing and clarity. Today, Nucleus 22 recipients can access many of the same features as someone implanted just recently without additional surgery.Now you can ease your worries. C x

5. Laura's medical journey - October 31, 2008

Thank you Charlotte xxx 🙂

6. Laura's medical journey - October 31, 2008

Thank you Charlotte xxx 🙂

7. Jennifer Bruno Conde - October 31, 2008

Hi Laura,

It’s gotta be somewhat scary to think you may lose this one since you’ve been through it with the other one. Let’s just hope that doesn’t happen. And Katie and Charlotte said it all. It’s good to have such a great support system!

Jennifer 🙂

8. Jennifer Bruno Conde - October 31, 2008

Hi Laura,It’s gotta be somewhat scary to think you may lose this one since you’ve been through it with the other one. Let’s just hope that doesn’t happen. And Katie and Charlotte said it all. It’s good to have such a great support system!Jennifer 🙂


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