laser stapedectomy recovery
Hi! This is my first post, and I could really use some help from anyone who has had a laser stapedectomy. I have had 2 of these procedures to correct otosclerosis in both ears. My first surgery was in 2005 and was a huge success, no issues or concerns with recovery. My second surgery was August 9, just last week. Everything seemed to be fine, no initial issues, until last night. I went for my one week hearing test and dr`s appointment and was told that my hearing was returning and everything was looking great, come back in three months. The doctor also told me to go about resuming all normal activity. Very exciting news, indeed! So I went to bed, and slept on my operative side for the first time. I woke up with my ear feeling all blocked and like it needed to be popped, with my pulse very loud in my ear. Is this normal!!! If I plug my noise and very gently blow, my ear almost pops.....not the best idea, I`m sure!
Any help, experiences would be greatfully appreciated!