Re: 12 days post stapedectomy and worried
I am sorry Cindy and i stopped posting, but it seemed as though we were the only ones on a thread and we could message through emails. Anyways, everything you are saying seems VERY normal! The only thing is the vertigo, yours is lasting a bit long for my likings. But, you will see your doctor tomorrow right? He will be able to let you know. Make sure that you are taking it easy. You need to let that "hole" heal. The reason you are feeling so dizzy is because there is still fluid passing from your inner ear to your middle ear and reverse. Any stress or strenuous activity can prevent that from happening. I hate to say it but even a bowel movement that requires some work can prevent that. They recommended I take Colace to help with that, but I didn't need it. Sorry, i had to say it!
As for me, I am not the best judge of how it worked right. I have had two stapedectomies. One March 10th and One April 21st and unfortunately, I still have no conductive hearing :-( But, my sensorineural hearing is still there, so I don't have permanent hearing loss. Sort of at a loss on what to do now, My doctor in all of his 20 years has never had a patient have two stapedectomies and not have them work. Ugh... I am probably going to see a specialist here in the area, but I have to figure out some insurance stuff first.
Let me know how your doctors appointment goes tomorrow. But, it seems like you are on the right track!