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    What A Difference Time Can Make

    Hi everyone, Please don't flame me for bringing this up, but I wanted to give you an update on how I'm doing. If you'd rather not read about it, please move on to another post. I'm writing this because I've been struggling all summer with my bipolar disorder. I've had several manic...
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    Nucleus 5 -- Experiences?

    Hi everyone! I'm currently awaiting insurance approval for the Nucleus 5 external processor for my right ear. I'm curious to know if anyone has had experience with this processor and if so, what they have been like -- positive or negative. If my question has already been asked, please...
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    I'm Back! -- This Time For Good!!!

    Hi everyone!! How are all of you doing?? I've REALLY missed all of you!! <smile> I'm planning to move out of my current apartment building that I've been living in for 15 years. It's time for a change. I no longer feel comfortable here because of some issues I've had to deal with. Even my...
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    My New Baby Girl

    Hi everyone, Today I completed my training for a new guide dog. I received a beautiful 1 1/2 year old black lab named Amelia. She's a real sweetheart! Just thought I'd share the news! :) :D
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    It's Official

    Hi everyone, I haven't been on AD very much, but I wanted to let all of you know the good news...I've been accepted for training to receive a new guide dog. According to the school, training will begin later this winter. I'm very excited and can't wait! :run: :D
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    Mental

    Hi everyone, Have any of you seen the show Mental? If so, how do you like it? It does seem unrealistic, but I'm fascinated by it just the same. Dr. Jack Gallagher reminds me of Dr. House. I also love some of the actions that are portrayed on the show which would never happen in real life...
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    Beyond Frustrated

    I've had it with my rechargeable batteries. One of the batteries will not hold a charge despite being in the charger all night. After placing it in the charger yesterday evening and inserting it into my right processor this morning, my processor would not turn on. I'm beyond frustrated at the...
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    random thought thread

    hi everyone, this is a fun thread designed to allow you to say whatever is on your mind. it could be just about anything...something you've wondered for a long time, something you're curious about or something that ticks you off. here's my random thought to get things rolling... why...
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    here we go again...

    hi everyone, excuse the lowercase typing. i have a headache now and am feeling very dizzy and nauseous. do any of you feel lightheaded or nauseated when hearing high frequency sounds? this is getting so tiring and frustrating for me. i thought i had this problem nipped in the bud, but...
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    Allergists/Pulmonologists

    Hi everyone, Do any of you see an allergist or pulmonologist? If so, what happens during your appointment with them? The reason I ask is because I've been told that my asthma (allergy-induced) is not under control if I need to use my Albuterol more than twice/week. (I use mine twice/day --...
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    Sulfur/Sulfa Allergy

    Hi everyone, When I was hospitalized 3 years ago I was given Bactrim for an infection. As a result, I developed a rash, redness and itchy skin. I was given a combination of Benadryl and Zyrtec to treat it and it was noted on my record that I had an allergy to sulfa. I wanted to clarify...
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    Dear Mom and Dad

    A letter from a college student to her parents after she moves into the dorms. Dear Mom and Dad, It has now been three months since I left for college. I have been remiss in writing this and I am very sorry for my thoughtlessness in not having written before. I will bring you up to date now...
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    Inhalers

    Hi everyone, Do any of you use an inhaler for allergies? The reason I ask is because my GP just prescribed Albuterol for my allergies to relieve my dry cough and coughing spells that I have when I inhale, laugh, am around dust or out in the cold. I've never been evaluated for asthma, but I...
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    Calling All 30-somethings

    Since we already have a thread created for 20 and 40 year olds, I thought I'd create one for those of us who are in our 30s. As for myself, I'm 38. :) Anyone else?
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    Allergies

    Hi everyone, I currently take a once/day med for allergies. However, I've been miserable lately and am finding that my med is no longer helping me during the afternoon and evening hours. I called my GP to ask if I can raise my dose, but was told by her nurse that it is strictly a...
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    How Do You Feel Today?

    Hi everyone, I thought it would be interesting to create a thread in which ADers could express how they are feeling at any given moment throughout the day or night as well as the reason why if they wish. You can indicate anything from happy, sad, excited, worried, etc. I will begin... I'm...
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    What Is The Opposite?

    Hi everyone, This game involves specifying a word and the next poster indicating its' opposite. For example, I may start off by posting the word "rainy" to which the next ADer would reply "sunny." I'll start... happy
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    A Poem of Mine

    Hi everyone, This is a poem I wrote about my bipolar. I know it doesn't have anything to do with deafness, but it's something I decided to write to express the feelings I've kept bottled up inside about my diagnosis. If Bipolar Were A Person If bipolar were a person, I'd punch it until...
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    Soft Maps/CI Moment

    Hi everyone, I'm curious if any of you have soft maps in addition to your regular (i.e. louder) map? If so, why do you have it and what do you use it for? I decided to have a soft map added to help reduce my recruitment. I've also found a soft map helpful for whenever I have a migraine or am...
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    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Hi everyone, As many of you know, I have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). For those who may be interested, I thought I'd give an update as to how I've been doing as well as to ask for your personal experiences with CTS and surgery. The CTS in my left hand is considered severe. I'm unable...
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