Originally Posted by JRC0820
For those of you that have had the surgery, what do you think the possiblity is that I would be able to care for myself post op? I live in a house on stilts so I would be needing to go up and down the stairs a couple times a day to let my dog out. My husband returns to work out of state in a few days and I am trying to schedule the surgery before he changes jobs so I can use his insurance as a secondary to my own. Any help would be appreciated!
Hi! I was operated on this past Thursday and I'm at work today (desk job). I have had to do the stairs twice a day (or more) as my bedroom is on the second floor, I just hang on to the railing and go slow. The most annoying part is the no bending over, so I just squat down instead of bending over. I would say that you should not be alone the first day while you still have the drugs from the surgery in your system. Are there any neighbors who can pop in on you and let the dog out the first day or two?
After the first two days you should be pretty self sufficient. I'm 47 and horribly out of shape and I was cooking my own breakfast the morning after my surgery.
Lele, I do not advise landing on your head! It can seriously screw up your hearing!
Fell New Year's day 2011, had surgery 5/12/11 to fix the ossicular chain dislocation, I have a new stapes now.