Originally Posted by kvothe
Hi Bloom - I had tympanoplasty done by the same surgeon from the same clinic in Minneapolis. In roughly 6 months I'm planning to have additional middle ear surgery, potentially stapedectomy. Since you're now 6 days post-op, I'd love to know how the surgery went with Dr. Garvis.
Hope you're doing well!!!
The surgery went well with Dr. Garvis -- he's highly competent. Overall, I'm doing well. Very little pain. After the 3rd day, though, I started to suffer from dizziness/vertigo, which has kept me mostly housebound. The dizziness/vertigo is getting better, though. I hope to be back into my social life within a week's time.
As for my hearing, I haven't yet had the packing removed from my ear, so I can't yet say anything about whether the hearing has improved. From what I was told, the hearing will come back over the course of weeks and months.
I hope your surgery with Dr. Garvis also goes well!