Monday, 24 November 2008


On 17th November, I was a massive bag of nerves. BUT, I was very excited. I went to sleep at 10pm and woke up at 2am. I couldn't get back to sleep. So instead I watched TV. Then 4am I had a bath,then had a couple slices of toasts. At 6:30am, my mum, dad and I went to pick up my fiancee David up from his house. We then left to go to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham for the operation. ALL morning, I was roaming around and inside, I felt hyperactive. The feeling was powerful. Then at 2pm the BIG MOMENT arrived.......I only cried a little. My mum came to the theatre with me and then...I was being cut open and drilled on....3 hours later, it was over. Then about another hour later (I think), I woke up in the recovery room. They then took me onto the ward and then I had visitors. My Nan and Jack came to see me and then my 2 best friends arrived aswell...Katie-Louise and Richard. They gave me a card and a balloon. I never realised they bought me a balloon until I was on my way home the next day! And also my dad bought me a balloon aswell. David bought me a little present aswell. Then Katie-Louise and Richard and I had our photo taken. We talked a bit and they want to take me out again (and I can't wait for that!), when I'm activated. My Nan and Jack left, then mum, dad and David left aswell.

I slept well at the hospital. But the nurses kept waking me up sometimes to inject some drugs in me.

The scar was PAINFUL, but it was worth it!!!

I was discharged the next day at noon and they gave me painkillers.

David was a big help. He supported my head on the way home and heated my dinner.

Now I'm ok and refuse to take the plaster off my scar! And the scar is itchy now!
Also..the tinnitus is worse!!! I'm hoping it will settle when I'm activated...

I will continue to keep you updated...


Katie-Louise's Cochlear Implant Blog said...

woohoo, finally.

I told ya it wasn't to bad, and woop it OVER!

It ain't long to switch on, think positive, and the tape on the scar, that will make you itch, you should try taking it off, but then again it up to you.

keep smiling,

katie xx

Laura's medical journey said...

aw glad the op went well! and you're on your way to recovering from the operation! Im sure the tinnitus will go soon. Yhink its coz u have been knocked about a bit on the head so ur bound to be all ring ring.

Look forward to hearing more about your switch on! :D