Friday, January 27, 2012


First, let me take this time to say that I JUST NOW have figured out how to respond to people who comment! LOL. I get frustrated because sometimes I just really feel compelled to respond but could not figure out how. Thank you to everyone who has written words of encouragement or just nice sentiments, it really means a lot.

Second, I ran out of time after posting the thing for the girls' contest yesterday so I didn't get to post like I intended. Just wanted to kind of fill everyone in and let you all know that I'm doing well :) This time was much easier than last, and I've felt better much sooner than last time as well. I don't know if it's because I wasn't under near as long, if the surgery just went smoother, or a combination of both. Either way, I'm very grateful! Last time it was 10 days before I even felt like going anywhere or doing anything. This time I was up and itching to go somewhere much sooner. I still cannot sleep on my right side, and to be honest, that's getting old. BUT, I won't complain too much ;) I got the date for my 'activation' and it will be March the 8th. I'm excited. Soooooooo ready to have 'stereo sound' as people keep calling it. I wasn't aware that's what 'stereo' meant. Lol.

On another note, I really don't have anything too exciting to report......although, my youngest daughter Elise's birthday is next weekend. That's what I'm spending my time and thoughts on currently. Getting planned and ready for her party. I'm hoping we'll have decent weather and it won't be too cold. I rented a bounce house for the's always a big hit. Anyway, hope everyone has a great weekend spent surrounded by those you love.



  1. Great to hear that you're doing well! Are you going to video you're activation? My daughter was ill when they activated her 2nd cochlear implant lol. But she was only 3 so at first she didn't understand what was going on. She's doing great now. She'll be 4 in may. The youngest Ella, will hopefully get her 2nd implant in April in which she'll turn 2. Good luck to you!

  2. Thanks for the update! I have been following your blogs this month to get an idea on the surgery experience. I was just accepted for the esteem last week and am anxious to learn about how it's been for other people! I just started a blog site so that I can talk about my experience too. :-)

  3. Hey Sarah! I've heard about your story and I really connected to the video that you made on YouTube. I even wrote a post about what happened in your situation on my blog, Kingdom Eyes! I called the post, "Life after Deaf," and you can check it out at this link:

  4. Could you video tape the second activation? I know it probably won't be like the first video but it would still be cool to see.

    1. Adam, I plan to tape the second one and post it as well. I decided that would also be my 'thank you' video I said I would do at 9 million hits :)