Dear Kellie, Yes, my surgery was approved august 31 2004 and because of Hirricane Ivan which was threatening here-but bypassed us and slammed into Pensacola (my home town) and a device temporary recall by the coclear implant manufacturer, I didn't have the surgery till November 29. Hugs and Smiles Linda Carol Knight Cii implant, 03-11-02, left side. Initial Activation, 040802 HiRes., 090303. HiRes90K, 11-29-04, right side, = bilateral. Activation of Second CI (Auria) 020805.