- Sep 25, 2012
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If your surgeon cant answer that, you need a different surgeon...period.I had thought bout gitting the ci..had talked with the guy that does the operation ..
We talked n talked then I told him that I know I would have to have a meningitis shot ..so I asked him a question ...
I had spinal meningitis when I was a kid , hasn't come back on me ..yet..was told by a doctors years ago it could come back on me ..
Anyways I said will the meningitis shot interfere with the spinal meningitis ..
He said no one ever asked him that ..and since I'm worry bout that and it makes him worried..then said that it won't work for me ..
I thanked him for his time and left his office..
And have looked up on the internet about the cochlear .
I read more negative then the positive..
Also found that the long term risk of the cochlear implant is meningitis
-infection of the fluid around the brain-.. This is very rare and there have only been 92 cases out of 60,000 patients with cochlear implants..
However , 17 of these patients have died ..
I'm happy for those that had it done and have a deaf friend had it done , she got about 85 % hearing ..I'm glad for her ...
It's just not for me ..I read that it helped lots n also where it didn't help any ..
My late mum asked me months before she passed if I was gonna have it done ..although she never said to git it done ..but I think she wanted me look into it and I have ..I like to think she knows ...
I don't have any kids ..but if I did and kid was deaf ..I wouldn't make him/her have it done ..when they are older they can decide for themselves ..
There are hearing people that argue that denying those deaf kids cochlear implants is akin to child abuse ..wht the hell they know ...
I know that hearing people, and doctors wants make deaf having the implants ..but in my opinion they just want to money , doesn't matter if it works or not ..
Besides they have no idea wht deaf is ...
I know sign language but don't use it much , there's no one around my areas that use it ..but there one guy at Walmart I chat with ... he's deaf ..
And met two hearing people that knows a little ..
I only know the old American signs language ..1971-1976
I never learned more after that ...
I am a volunteer and there are several others who has menigitus, meneres and so much more before CI surgery and theyve had no issues. Yes the shots are required before surgery as a precaution from the surgery and thats for everyone. Ive had spinal surgery prior to CIs so I got the shot several times with no issues. The people who complain online are ill informed ( we had several here that are anti CI ) and I have pulled them over to the support groups and within weeks they had CI surgeries and very happy with it to this day . Although not for everyone, depending on their history and medical issues, a lot of people are mis informed or because they are Anti CI they will beat it down because thats what they are best at. Honestly, If I had the resources when I was younger, I would have had CIs sooner, and technology has come so far since that time as well ! Jump on the bandwagon, if you want to join these support groups and get first hand insight and answers to all your questions PM me.