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Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 03-26-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Stapedectomy in Floirda

Hello.

I had my first surgery done in 1993 when I was almost 30. I had noticed my hearing wasworse after my second child. That surgery went well AND I actually could of had my left ear done but...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 03-10-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Stapedectomy in Floirda

Orlandoboy...I do not live in Fla but in R.I. and I have had both ears done and so happy that I did. just figured I would post a quick reply to you just in case you had a few questions about the...
Board: Hearing Disorders 02-24-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By billcindy1
Re: stapedectomy and age

I had a stapedectomy is my right ear in 1994 and my hearing was perfect after that. I never had a problem with hearing until 2010 when I lost the hearing in my operated ear. I was lucky enough to...
Board: Hearing Disorders 02-21-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Stapedectomy problems

I also had to have my ear redone but we waited about four months due to work issues and getting the time off. I had to same problem with my hearing and also that feeling in my head when I turned to...
Board: Hearing Disorders 12-18-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Day 1 without packing

alexa12307...

I know that my ear was uncomfortable for several days. I know I used my pain med for several days.. Things started to get better for me in about a week or so. You have alot of...
Board: Hearing Disorders 12-18-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Day 1 without packing

Figuras...

I also had the same that you are experiencing. But when the packing came out everything was being heard in a donald duck tone to me..but loud and it would hurt. The donald duck tone...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 12-10-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Recommended for Stapedectomy

I also have tinninus and I will say that it did improve when my hearing was restored. they say that you always do have it but because you can hear better that overpowers the tinninus.

I too had...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 12-09-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Recommended for Stapedectomy

Hello...

I have had both of my ears fixed with stapedectomies and I am so happy that i did. It is really great to have hearing back in surround sound...I only had one of my ears done back in 1993...
Board: Hearing Disorders 12-06-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By billcindy1
Re: straining after stapedectomy

I did have that fullness feeling after my second stapedectomy. I have actually had four all together now. 1st in 1993,,2nd in 2011, 3rd 2011 and my other ear this year. My incus eroded from my...
Board: Hearing Disorders 12-06-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By billcindy1
Re: straining after stapedectomy

Hello livgab...

I never had the hearing after the surgery like others say they did either. I do know that my ear felt plugged up because of the swelling and blood that was there.. I remember at...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 12-06-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By billcindy1
Re: fell a week after stapedectomy

Hello Deafanddumb. I have had stapedectomies in both my ears. I recommend that you call your ENT and let them know what happen to you. I did have the loud hearing after the packing was taken out....
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 09-29-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,024
Posted By billcindy1
Re: otosclerosis/stapedectomy

Hello...

I have had stapedectomies in both my ears. I was out of work for one week. but I know that some people are out of work for two to three. I really depends on your type of work. I will...
Board: Hearing Disorders 09-06-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,147
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Stapedectomy recovery help

I was not able to get my ear wet for 5 weeks. When I went back for my hearing test and following up 5 weeks then he said I could get water in it..but I do know that others on this board were allowed...
Board: Hearing Disorders 09-06-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,147
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Stapedectomy recovery help

NO NO NO!!!!!!.. don t put anything in your ear canal. I know it is driving you crazy..I have so been there..but don t put anything inside your ear... you could cause so much damage. You are...
Board: Hearing Disorders 09-06-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,147
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Stapedectomy recovery help

Hi Tinnann...

I have had stapendectomies done in both my ears and I have to say that ea. surgery was different. I had the bionic hearing with one of them and could hear great when the packing was...
Board: Hearing Disorders 09-06-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,147
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Stapedectomy recovery help

Hi Tinnann...

I have had stapendectomies done in both my ears and I have to say that ea. surgery was different. I had the bionic hearing with one of them and could hear great when the packing was...
Board: Hearing Disorders 08-18-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,056
Posted By billcindy1
Re: 12 days post stapedectomy and worried

Hi Casey...

Wondering how you made out with your drs. appointment..It has been alittle bit since your post. Hope everything worked out ok...I know with the stapedectomy it is different for...
Board: Hearing Disorders 06-29-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,381
Posted By billcindy1
Re: 2nd ear stapedectomy for otosclerosis

Hello Lhanie2012....

I also had the same problem and now have both of my ears with stapedectomies performed on them. I know how you feel and it is awful not be able to hear what is going on...
Board: Hearing Disorders 06-20-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,208
Posted By billcindy1
Re: stapedectomy tomorrow in turkey

I had the same problem after my surgery last year and I was unable to walk alone for about 3 days I believe...Just take it easy and don t do to much...sit back and relax

Cindy

It will get better
Board: Hearing Disorders 06-19-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Waiting stinks!

I had a hearing aid before my stapedectomy....I will tell you the wait will be worth it.... I loved my hearing aid being I could not really function without it.... Give yourself time to adjust as I...
Board: Hearing Disorders 06-19-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,208
Posted By billcindy1
Re: stapedectomy tomorrow in turkey

Good luck to you Erdem....

I have had both of my ears done and so so happy that I did... looking forward to seeing how you are feeling after your surgery...Don t do to much...take it easy...rest...
Board: Hearing Disorders 06-12-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,584
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Stapdectomy recovery sharing

Hello Dizzy...

I went in for my 5 week post surgery check up and audio exam..this is when my dr. told me that I could go back to my regular activities, excluding volleyball my love which I was...
Board: Hearing Disorders 06-06-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,818
Posted By billcindy1
Re: stapedectomy report - feb 23rd 2012

So glad to hear that you are doing so well and your surgery was a success.

I am almost 4mos. and I have to say I am also very happy with the outcome of my surgery on this ear. I can hear so...
Board: Hearing Disorders 06-05-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,341
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Repeat Stapedectomy after many years?

I had my first surgery 18 years ago... My incus eroded and I had to under go a revision last Feb. in that same ear...I did not get the best results 50% after surgery which before I had about 20%...
Board: Hearing Disorders 05-30-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,584
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Stapdectomy recovery sharing

Hello Dizzy...

I had my most recent stapedectomy on Feb. 17th of this year...last year I had two..one in Feb. then a revision to that ear in June.

I did have the dizziness with my revision...
Board: Hearing Disorders 05-25-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,327
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Stapedectomy questions

I have had stapedectomies in both my ears.... My first was back in 1992 in my right ear I had the same hearing loss in both ears but due to my very young children 1 and 4 and also my month for...
Board: Hearing Disorders 05-24-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,962
Posted By billcindy1
Re: 4 week post stapedectomy with flu and sore throat

So happy for you Martin...

I remember going for my post op check up and my goodness talk about on cloud nine..just so happy to hear how much my hearing had improved... I can say that your...
Board: Hearing Disorders 05-17-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,962
Posted By billcindy1
Re: 4 week post stapedectomy with flu and sore throat

You will be feeling back to yourself before you know it...

How is your recovery coming along..how is your hearing

Cindy
Board: Hearing Disorders 05-15-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,591
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Stapedectomy 4/24/12

Erica...

sorry to hear about that....

I had the dizziness myself after my surgery last year in Feb. but it actually was do to my prothesis slipping out of place and leaning on my middle ear he...
Board: Hearing Disorders 05-15-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,962
Posted By billcindy1
Re: 4 week post stapedectomy with flu and sore throat

Same thing happen to me...sinus infection 3 weeks after my surgery...I called my doctor and seen him he immediately put me on anti biotics and steriods to make sure that nothing would happen ...I...
Board: Hearing Disorders 05-08-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,251
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Normal Audiogram - TERRIBLE speech comprehension and other symptoms

LotusWhite....

Hello...I just wanted to say you are doing the right thing by visiting an ENT... I think that once you go and he is able to run some tests you will have an answer as to why you are...
Board: Hearing Disorders 05-07-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,909
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Stapedectomy next May 3er in Argentina

Martin...

Don t worry to much about the tinnitus and pulse on the operated ear. I too had the same and it did scare the heck out of me but it did go away...

Cindy
Board: Hearing Disorders 05-06-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 755
Posted By billcindy1
Re: post stapedectomy numbess

lynninx....

I have had four stapedectomies myself and I have to say I don t ever remember having the numbness that you are experiencing.... I do remember having a problem with my vision for all of...
Board: Hearing Disorders 05-06-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,909
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Stapedectomy next May 3er in Argentina

Martin....

So happy to hear that you are doing well after your surgery. . My advice to you...take it easy..don t over do it and rest rest rest. I also found that not getting up to quick was a...
Board: Hearing Disorders 05-02-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,909
Posted By billcindy1
Board: Hearing Disorders 04-24-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,381
Posted By billcindy1
Re: 2nd ear stapedectomy for otosclerosis

Nickle...

I know that if I even tried to lay on the operated ear I would get awful pressure...I have no problem now...I would also get the pulsing when I did it. I can remember waking up during...
Board: Hearing Disorders 04-22-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,909
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Stapedectomy next May 3er in Argentina

Good Luck Martin...

I have had stapedectomies in both my ears and I am so happy that I did... My first was back in 1992 and I just had my most recent this past February with amazing results. I...
Board: Hearing Disorders 04-20-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,381
Posted By billcindy1
Re: 2nd ear stapedectomy for otosclerosis

Clare....

That is wonderful news!!! I am so happy for you.... You certainly did get excellent results from the surgery...

Cindy
Board: Hearing Disorders 04-18-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,859
Posted By billcindy1
Board: Hearing Disorders 04-18-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,981
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Stapedectomy (04/12/2012)

DragonEar...

So happy to hear of your positive results from surgery...It is truly amazing isn t it. I had my first stapedectomy in 1993 and had amazing results too..I had a revision on that same...
Board: Hearing Disorders 04-14-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,313
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Post stapedactomy

Hi Violet...

Sorry to hear that your hearing has declined since your surgery. I can say I had the same last year and also a revision in that ear 4 months later and ended up with great hearing...
Board: Hearing Disorders 04-13-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,381
Posted By billcindy1
Re: 2nd ear stapedectomy for otosclerosis

Happy weekend everyone!!!

It is hard to believe that today is my 8 week mark from my surgery...It seems like I have been like this forever...you forget how things were sometimes I guess. I am...
Board: Hearing Disorders 04-10-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,381
Posted By billcindy1
Re: 2nd ear stapedectomy for otosclerosis

Hello Clare,,Nickle,,and Fantine...

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter....

This Easter was absolutely wonderful for our family...first my husband was able to enjoy all the delicious...
Board: Hearing Disorders 04-09-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 848
Posted By billcindy1
Re: Looking for a Top Notch Doctor in the Boston Area for Stapendectormy

I am from Rhodes island had stapendectomy in both ears and hearing excellent. My Dr is Dr papazian ..ri ent
Board: Hearing Disorders 04-04-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,381
Posted By billcindy1
Board: Hearing Disorders 04-04-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,381
Posted By billcindy1
Re: 2nd ear stapedectomy for otosclerosis

CONGRATS TO YOU NICKLE!!!!

I am so happy that you are experiencing good hearing. It only gets better I can assure you that. I can say that i can hear an improvement from when my packing was...
Board: Hearing Disorders 04-03-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,721
Posted By billcindy1
Re: 40% Hearing Loss as per ENT Specialist

Hello Xanappe...

I can honestly say that I have worn a hearing aid and it really was not bad at all...I looked at all I gained from wearing it...being able to actually hear conversations that were...
Board: Hearing Disorders 04-03-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,381
Posted By billcindy1
Re: 2nd ear stapedectomy for otosclerosis

hELLO FANTINE...NICKLE...CLARE..


Fantine...I can honestly say that I did suffer from the dry mouth after my surgery...it was horrible...I had to have my hubby go out and get dry mouth...
Board: Hearing Disorders 03-30-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,381
Posted By billcindy1
Re: 2nd ear stapedectomy for otosclerosis

Hello Nickle and Clare...

Sounds like both of you are doing great... I am so happy that this week is over myself...it seemed like the children had their outside voices inside LOL... by the end of...
Board: Hearing Disorders 03-29-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,381
Posted By billcindy1
Re: 2nd ear stapedectomy for otosclerosis

Nickle...

So happy to hear that things are going well...I never had the pop either...just when my packing was taken out that is when I knew it worked...My surgery last year I was hearing thru the...
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