Hi everyone i had my surgery yesterday at Shands in Gainesville !!! i have read all of your posts for the last couple of weeks prior to my surgery and want to say thankyou for taking the time to post they helped alot... i have had otosclerosis for over 9 years the doctor believes it was caused during my first Pregnancy which makes sense bc that is when all aymptoms occurred the first ENT put tubes in thinking that was going to be the cure..well he was wrong a couple years later went to a different doctor and he diagnosed me with otosclerosis but since i didn't have insurance i could not have the surgery ...fast forward 9 years and i am 1 day pre-op
i was struggling t make the decision to be under local or general anestisia but chose general bc i was so nervous i would not be able to not move and mess things up! i woke up in the recovery room very groggy and sweating like crazy....my throat hurt and my ear was tender but no where near what my throat felt like. I did not wake up dizzy or nauseated and that after loosing hearing completely was my biggest concern, i can tell that i still do have hearing in that ear!!!!! Praise the Lord!
it was same day surgery so i was discharged a couple hours later and travelled 4 hours to get home.. i slept in a recliner last night and woke up feeling fine , i have changed the cotton balls a couple time and they have had blood on them , i am trying not to bend or lift but i have to remind myself constantly
Does anyone have any advice?