I did go to the BEA meeting and I am so glad I did! I got to meet several people that I have talked to online that either have a CI or are waiting for one like I am. I think I was the only one there that is completely deaf though. It was an outing I really needed.
The day before the meeting, I got together with a friend and went to the beach. Yes. I. Did. It was a beautiful day, overcast, mid 80's and a nice breeze. Perfect! My tinnitus was rather loud than day so I put my mind to work and pretended the roar of tinnitus was actually the sound of the waves! Yea, I have a pretty good imagination. LOL
Three more days! Oops... make that four. I tend to rush things sometime but it is Wednesday that I go meet my surgeon! In four more days it will all become a reality. I will have a surgery date!