I think I am getting a little closer. I am afraid to think it might actually happen soon because I have thought that many times only to be shot down. However, I did go see my counselor yesterday. It was not a scheduled visit but I happened to be in the same town she is in so I dropped by. I got lucky and caught her there after only an hour and a half wait! It was so worth it. I did get that appointment I have been waiting on for the past 4 months and it will be May 17th. I will be there with bells on! We had a very serious and long heart to heart yesterday and I think she realizes where I am at. This needs to be done soon!
I also have been in contact with my audiologist. She tells me that the cat scan I already have done is ok with the doctor so I don't have to have another! Great news there as I won't have to wait for my counselor to schedule this one! She also tells me that they expect AB to end the recall mid to late July. Of course there is now a waiting list for implants so again I'll have to wait my turn but I do see the light at the end of the tunnel!
My counselor told me yesterday that after this psych evaluation that I will have everything I need. She will send all the reports to Orlando and they will check to make sure everything is in order and send it to Tallahassee. Tallahassee says yes or no. She will get an answer via email in about 2 weeks after sending it to Orlando. So, if I can get her to send in the reports, it looks like I will be approved around the time AB is back in business!
This has been quite a journey so far and really it has not even begun yet. This is not an instant fix and will take lots of work to make it happen. I am so ready to exit this silent world and enter the one with sound again. I know we all have things we have to deal with but this is by far the hardest I have ever had to. I have so much compassion and admiration for people dealing with things that are much tougher than this is.