Hello to all,
This is my 1st thread/post and I am going for my 1st stapedectomy at Univ of Penn on Monday 2/18th. Dr. Bigelow is performing the Sx. I have been doing tons of research and reading the posts on here and must say, I am nervous and yet very anxious. I have had severe otosclerosis since age 8. Although they weren't able to diagnose me at that time and only brushed it off continuously as "wax build-up". I am tired of batteries / hearing aids (which are astronomical and my insurance won't cover them) and just want to be able to hear again. My surgeon made it clear to me that this will not improve my hearing 100%, but if the surgery is successful, then he'll perform another stapedectomy in my left ear, 1 year from now.
Sorry for rambling on, lol but just praying for the best!!