So I had my surgery on Tuesday, lived on the pain pills until yesterday :) I hate how groggy they make me, but its usually the only I can get sleep after something like that. I stopped taking them yesterday and have been going on OTC stuff instead. I can feel the last of the Oxycontin leaving my system today because its been a struggle to stay upright all day. I took the pressure bandage off yesterday and I am publishing some pics of the surgery site and all. I have another lousy haircut (don't let a doctor cut your hair), but its not nearly as bad as last time. All in all I have had a much easier time with the second surgery than I did with the first. The biggest difference I have noticed is how loud my left ear rings now, there are times when it almost drowns out the right CI. The other weird thing is I have turned down the volume on my processor. Its too loud otherwise. I don't know what that is from but there you have it. :) Pics are here, the gunk on my ear is bacatracin, not some discharge or anything, I keep that on it so it doesn't get infected. Hope everyone is doing OK on this hot humid Friday. Keep in touch!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
SO my surgery was yesterday. Dr Niparko had me and in recovery in about an hour and a half. That guy is amazing. Today I am tired and sore. Especially my neck, back and throat. My ear hurts a little bit but nothing the pain meds don't clear up. I am looking forward to taking the pressure bandage off tomorrow, so be prepared for some pictures. :) Hope everyone is doing OK. Activation for the left ear is set for August 6 which seems SO far away... :)
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Its officiall one week until I have my bialteral surgery. I am excited and scared at the same time. It will be so cool to get the other done finally. Activation is scheduled for august 6. I also heard a cool thing yesterday. The recorded voice on my voicemail came through crystal clear! Very cool. Hope everyone doing well. I will keep this updated from the other surgery.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Ok as you know my surgery is scheduled for June 23. My first and second activation dates are August 6 & 7. I am a little upset that I have to wait that long for the activation but I will survive. I have tickets to see Tori Amos August 1 and was hoping to have the second implant on by then. Also, I have a new blackberry curve which I can hear great on. So if any of you reading this have one hit me up on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can chat! Hope all is well in your world, mine is doing ok!