Friday, March 9, 2012

My Brain Kicking In?

It will take me some time to figure all of this out. This is so complex it boggles my mind!

I am beginning to think I was over doing it a bit. Maybe? Not really sure but I am going to slow down on the rehab a bit because I "think" my brain is getting it now! LOL My brain and I are learning together I guess. :)

Here is what has been happening the last week or so..
I went back to my audie on the first. I was frantic by the time I got there because I could no longer understand anything anyone said. Everything was very distorted. She worked her magic and it was better. Not as good as I thought it should be (what do I know?) but I was able to understand what was said. I can work with this. She set me up with 3 programs. Program 1 for everyday. Program 2 for noisy situations and program 3 for trying the phone with direct connect. Program 2 is for work since it is so noisy there and the rest of the time I would use program 1.

I left her office and stayed on program 1 for the remainder of the night. The next morning I put it on program 2 for work and all was good. Once I got home is when things got weird. I tried to go back to program 1 but it was painfully LOUD! I settled for staying on program 2. The next day, program 2 was loud so now I am worried. I do have a volume control and had to use it to lower the volume. I spoke with my audie via email and she said to use that and she will see me in a couple of weeks, my next appointment. Last night I noticed a change! This time the change was good and voices became clearer. I am really getting excited about this! I have not done any rehab for several days. There was not much sense in trying music when I was not doing so great anyway. Today at work I didn't use program 2, I stayed on the regular program and it was fine at regular volume.

So here's the plan for the next couple of weeks..
I am going to slow down. I think I have been trying too hard, too much and have been straining my poor little brain! I have been told many times by many people that your brain has to adapt/learn to hear with the implant. I think I am getting it now. I am so thankful for the hearing I now have even though it is not perfect, it is a miracle I have been blessed with. I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

1 comment:

  1. I think slowing down at this point of the game is smart, Kris. I think when something like this happens that you are so afraid that you are going to "lose it" again that you want to just DO IT NOW. You've got lots of time and it is NOT going to be taken away from you. Love to you- Diana

    ps. If you get a chance email me and catch me up on Milers!