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Old 03-10-2011, 07:51 AM   #1
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My stapedectomy report-3 week mark tomorrow need input

Hello everyone...

Figured I would start my own thread and see if anyone has experienced what I am right now to only have things get better. guess you can say I need some positive input as I am beginning to worry to say the least... Last night was the first that I said...I may be like this for the rest of my life...then the flood gates opened....

I had my stepdectomy on Feb. 18th didn t have any complications and actually it was a breeze. I did exactly what the doctor from work for a week...relaxed...and did nothing to a point where I could actually say I am bored.

Packing was taken out 10 days later...I was expecting to have sonic hearing and was so disappinted to only be able to hear what my doctor was saying very softly..but I did hear him..before the operation I would not beable to hear anything he had said. I had a hearing aid in my other ear and heard him loud and clear until I took it out..then very hard but I could hear him with the operated ear...

it will be two weeks since the packing was taken out come this Monday. and on the 18th of this month 1 month since the surgery... I will admit I am getting scared because my hearing level is turned down way low. Still can t hear well at all and actually seems like it might be worse like I am so clogged and I will say I do feel congested today. I do have a hearing aid that I actually had to start using again because it is just to hard to hear voices at times...certain tones I can t even hear...but others I can but at a low volumn.

So here is my question...has anyone had this and then had their hearing return down the road a little. I go to get my hearing testedon the 28th of this month so I have a little over two weeks to go.. I feel like my speaker is blown if that makes since. background noises...forget.. Hard to describe..but what I do hear does not seem crystal clear and just feel like if I could turn the volumn up it would help....I can honestly say my hearing is better then before the surgery as I was just about deaf.. I had a stapedectomy in this ear 17 years ago and it became unattached he said.... but if left like this I def. need to wear a hearing aid in the other ear to help me out. Really hard to understand people because the volumn seems like it is turned down so low...

I honestly thought that by now I would be seeing an improvement daily..which last week I actually felt like I was..but this week if anything I feel like it is worse...and my voice is louder in my head then what I am hearing...I was hearing alot of cracking..popping in the operated ear a couple of days ago..not sure if this is the inside packing dissolving or what. My dr. did say he really packed it up well inside to support my presthesis..

I do understand that I need patience-which I am out of..seems like lately my emotions are winning...... but I am trying to keep my chin up-it gets harder by the day

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Old 03-14-2011, 04:17 AM   #2
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Re: My stapedectomy report-3 week mark tomorrow need input

Just wanted to update this and say that my hearing has really improved since posting. I called my dr. due to my nasal congestion and dizziness and now feeling like the worse head cold and he prescribed me an anti-biotic and nasal decongestion. It seemed like my hearing was getting alittle better over the weekend and Sunday with one of my many many sneezes I felt my ear pop and wow....what a difference...It did clog up again and has popped now twice but since the last pop I was able to sit on the couch and actually hear tv and make out what they were saying. talk about feeling so much better. I am now experiencing lots of crackling in my ear...sounds like I have tons of shampoo bubbles in there is the only way I can describe it...and i think it has to do with my nasal congestion but also the inner packing dissolving . I know my dr. did say he really packed it up alot for support and it would dissolve on its own.

I go back two weeks from today for my hearing test and I am excited to see what improvements I have in my new ear.

I think I was expecting to much to soon..

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