Packing my Cochlear Implant

I need a whole suitcase just to pack the stuff to keep my cochlear implants running!


About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Packing my Cochlear Implant — 5 Comments

  1. Do you have the correct outlet adapters for your cochlear implants? I don’t know if Israel uses the same outlets and wattage that we use or not, but I know Brian has all these special ones for when he goes over seas. Love you and so excited! BE SAFE!!

  2. Wow! Is that your carry-on stuff or is it safe to just put in checked bags? Have a great trip and take care. Enjoy and Learn!

    • It’s carry-on stuff. I need it even on the plane. Usually by-day, I can just take pieces of it with me. But more than 14 hours, and I need all of it. So definitely have to take it on the plane. But a friend (LDS with CI) suggested on Facebook for me to take it in the little lunch box bag we got for free. It irritated me at the time, because it was so totally not worth getting your head cut open! But now I am grateful, and it will be useful, and he was right – it is the perfect size, and very useful. Maybe that is why it is insulated, for weather like today, etc., and not because it is a lunch box! Once again, the Lord proves me to be the fool so that He can teach me wisdom! :)