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Time goes by quickly and slowly

Time goes by quickly and slowly

Another Friday is here. I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or because I don’t do much but these weeks go so fast. I’m not bored Most days I’m amazed at how fast the day went. I use to say the days go slow but the years go fast. Now it seems everything is speeding on by. My daughter is 21. She’s a senior in college. That alone is enough to shock me. However in an old draw…

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Disability help in the college setting

Disability help in the college setting

The decisions been made, my daughter is going away to school. She decided on the University of Albany. Actually we could be technical and say State University of New York at Albany. It’s a state school, but it’s a good school. The criminal justice program is the second best program in the entire country. She’ll need a 3.2 to get into the program. She’ll have her work cut out for her, but that’s what she wants. Mikayla, my daughter, is…

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Part 2 My daughter’s triumph being deaf with cochlear implants

Part 2 My daughter’s triumph being deaf with cochlear implants

My daughter’s first cochlear implant was done when she was 3 years old. When I made the decision to put in a cochlear implant, I was also making the decision to make her completely deaf. She would have absolutely no hearing in the implanted ear when the cochlear was off. This is a sweet video of a young boy whose implant was turned on for the first time https://youtu.be/9EVNfd1igoE. This was not AT ALL how it went for us. My daughter…

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My daughter’s triumph being deaf with cochlear implants.

My daughter’s triumph being deaf with cochlear implants.

I have so much going on in the next month I’m a little overwhelmed. I’m trying not to think about it. The most important thing is my daughter turns 18 in a week. ONE WEEK SHE’S 18!!! How did this happen? What a long road we had. My daughter was born a little over a year after I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The neurologist took me off birth control, and the pullout method didn’t work. The best accident I…

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