Archive for November 2012

Billy 2.0 – One Week After the Operation

A week after my operation I went back to the hospital. They took the dressings off, did an X-ray and told me I was allowed to wash all the matted blood and dried gunk out of my hair at last. They’ve given me a list of dates from now until March when I’ll have to

Billy 2.0 – Failing Ugly

So, I’ve had the operation, and I feel pretty good, considering. I’m trying to stick to my policy of full disclosure as much as possible without dissembling or rationalising. Especially important in this post, as I’ll be talking about the operation I’ve just been through, and the side effects I’m now living with for the

Billy 2.0 – The Elephant in the Room

It’s time we talked about the elephant in the room. I believe there are people out there who don’t agree with my decision to have a cochlear implant. It’s been interesting to see people’s reactions when I tell them I’m having a bionic ear put in. The looks of mild disappointment, the tacit silences, noncommital