Monday, 12 November 2012

Day 5 stapedectomy recovery

Having compared experiences with others on the internet, I'm now worried that I'm in the unlucky 1% of those who have lost their hearing entirely from the operation.  This is because ever since I came out of the op I have heard absolutely nothing whatsoever from my right (operated-on) ear.  Most people seem to say that they heard really well at first, in spite of the packing muffling the sounds, and that any hearing loss after that was post-op swelling which eventually returned.

I'll have the packing out in 7 days and will see what the consultant has to say about it.  I was under the impression that after the 2 weeks or rest /off childcare duties, my hearing would be great and I would be able to resume lifting etc.  Now I'm not so sure and it's bloody inconvenient not to mention worrying and potentially devastating.  Hopefully I'm just being a pessimist and somehow it'll all come good in the next week or so...

Still feeling fatigue and vague dizziness.  Nothing too dreadful but am scared to push past it in case I jog the position of the artificial stapes bone out of place.

Right now I wish I'd never had it done.  I suspect this feeling is pretty common at this stage in the recovery.  Really hope my fears are unfounded. 

Adriano has an interview today, a long way away, which may change all our moving plans for the zillionth time.  I just don't know what to think about it.  My sister is coming to help me while he's out of the house.  I'm looking forward so much to seeing her.  


Plummy Mummy said...

:( hang in there. You sound very tired. Hope it will all work out for you. Make sure you rest...people always underestimate the power of rest.

Lucia said...

Thank you xxx

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