Post-Op Tympanoplasty - Still feel air?
I underwent a tympanoplasty operation 2 days ago. I had a ~90% perforation before the surgery. I would regularly experience the feeling that air was rushing through a tiny hole in my ear while breathing, especially through my nose.
Well, it still feels like this same open air system since the surgery and this has me paranoid. I still feel air movement somewhere in my ear while inhaling. Of everything I've read on post-op tympanoplasty, people describe all of the sensations I'm experiencing except for this one. My doctor gave me a standoffish "let's wait and see" response, citing that the packing would prevent him from taking a look anyways (which I'm sure is true, but he couldn't reassure me that the feeling is normal).
Can anyone that's had a tympanoplasty recall similar experiences? I've been taking shallow breaths trying to avoid the sensation, and I'm left worried that this time/money investment will be for nothing.