It's official, I'm a cyborg: cochlear implant ... week 1

And now for a brief update, because I know there are at least three of you who are wondering:

On Monday, December 5th, I had surgery for my cochlear implant as scheduled. The staff at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital were all superior. Alas, my surgeon, Dr. Eric Oliver, said he couldn't guarantee superpowers, but he did give me an excellent idea of what to expect post-surgery.

I was home by 5:00 p.m. on Monday and to date, I have experienced very little discomfort. I've been giving myself time to heal, and because I can't wear my glasses, I haven't been online too much except through my phone.

Some people have asked me if I can hear yet, and the answer is no. We have to wait for the swelling to go down before we can activate the processor. My activation date is December 29, and I'm excited to see what I will hear when we turn everything on.

My family is taking excellent care of me, and Macavity takes his job of keeping me still very, very seriously. Why, he has hardly strayed from my lap at all these last few days. I'm catching up on my reading and enjoying some time off. I hope you are too.