Originally Posted by Ashton11
I had a Stapedectomy on my left ear May 4, 2011 and on my right ear October 5, 2011. I am doing great. I have some tips I would like to share.
First one is about a pillow. Having my Stapedectomies close together I needed a solution to lay on my operated ear and be comfortable and not worry about it. Here is what I did.
Purchased a quality medium density pillow, opened the end and removed some of the packing from the middle. Sewed the end up and sewed two buttons, one on the front and one on the back in the middle where the packing was removed, pulling them together. This makes a nice indention for the ear and supports the head around it. Worked like a charm for me and I still use it.
If you have any other tips about Stapedectomies, this is a good place to post them.
Another is write down a list of questions on a piece of hard paper that you want the surgeon to answer. Give it to your husband or wife before you go into surgery and have them give it to the surgeon after the operation to fill out. The best time to get the info.
Read up on DVT and practice the preventive measures. One thing I did was extend my foot back and forth, getting up and walking ever so often. I used a pillow to elevate my legs.