Christchurch, cochlear implants and some giggles

By on November 29, 2014

We are back from our excursion to Christchurch. The news is good. They are recommending bilateral (both sides) cochlear implants. Provided the surgery isn’t too lengthy they will be doing both of the implants in late March next year, before the Peanut turns one. They were very careful to point out that the results of Read More...


Remaining hopeful – cochlear implant assessment

By on November 26, 2014

Tomorrow, the Peanut, me and my Mum will fly down to Christchurch, and on Friday we will meet the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme team and have her cochlear assessment. I am equal parts excited, nervous and apprehensive. I know better than to get my hopes up too high that this will be a magic bullet Read More...


A week of extremes

By on November 21, 2014

This week has been busy and mixed, to say the least. It started out with my last post being featured in The Mighty, a website which celebrates diversity and overcoming challenges. The piece was one I struggled to publish, because I knew it didn’t portray me in the best light. I was being honest, which Read More...