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About tim

I'm a guy whose wife is going through the process of getting a cochlear implant and writing about it. Because why not?

Sex and Single Implant

Parents, siblings, aunts, and anyone else who does not want the mental images that are about to happen, you may wish to tune out at this time. You still with us? Alright, lets go. For a blog called Sexy Cyborg … Continue reading

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Normal Stuff

My wife and I have been married, at this point, for almost six years. I’ve known her for about thirteen. Thirteen years ago, the first time I ever met her, we went to a movie. It was a sneak peak … Continue reading

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On Being a Bad Blog Updater, And Other Adventures in Cybernetics

So my goal, at one point, was to update this once a week. This has not worked as well as I had hoped. Partly this is due to what was mentioned in the last blog: progress is horribly slow, so … Continue reading

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Support

There are three major manufacturers of cochlear implants in the world. As I’ve said before, I personally believe that Advanced Bionics has the most awesome name for an evil cyborg manufacturing company. My wife likes them for two reasons. 1) … Continue reading

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The Long Doldrums

So it’s been two weeks. So far… well, my wife is still deaf. Still more deaf than she started out. Only now she finds that everyone is talking way too loud while she can’t hear them. An of course, having … Continue reading

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Activation Day: The Biggest Non-Event of the Year

CI activation is one of those things where doctors tell you to try and keep your expectations as low as possible. Things will be awesome eventually, they’ll tell you, but don’t expect too much up front. So off we went … Continue reading

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7 Days of Living with a Couch Cyborg – 7 Days to Activation

Tuesday The surgery went as well as could be. Routine. We like routine with medical stuff. It means nothing went wrong. She woke up and was feeling okay, but dizzy. A lot less bad than after her sinus surgery. Maybe … Continue reading

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