Hi guys, I just want to share my Stapedotomy daily reports with you guys. Because I have read many others reports on their surgery and it gave me a good vibes and it helps me alot mentally to prepare for my own. So with this report I hope I can give some of you the same kinda feeling. Cheers
Stapedotomy ( Amsterdam, Thursday 10/09/2020 )
The night before:
22.30 got home from work, I was feeling quite positive and wasn’t nervous at all about the surgery. Ate huge portion of Lasagna as my last meal, and glass of water. Went to bed at 23.30
I was planned to have the operation at 7.30 am but it was delayed for 30 minutes. So I got there early at 7 am, had my last cup of water at 5 am when I woke up.
After 30 minutes waiting in the waiting room, the nurse called me up and brought me to the resting area, where I had to dress up in a surgery suit, had to take 2 paracetamol and waited there for another 20 min before the surgeon arrived. He came up to me prepared me lil bit, then off we go
8.00 in the surgery room, got the good stuff then I was gone…
10.35 I was still heavy under the anesthesia, blurry vision and maybe only 30% consciousness, realized that the nurse was calling my wife telling that the surgery went perfect, no complication, I was still sleeping and nee to rest for a few hours. Doctor need to see me first before I can go home. After the phone conversation between the nurse and my wife I was gone again for about ahour.
11.30 Woke up , bit of dizziness, drowsy eyes of course from the drugs, but feeling quite good to be honest. Didn’t really feel a lot of pain, Just pressure on my operated ear. Feels like somebody pushing their hand against it. Its was bleeding a little bit for few minutes, no pain tho. the bleeding goes on en off every few hours. Walking was abit uncomfortable, but I think that is mostly coz of the anesthesia. Ate 2 biscuits with jam and Glass of Yogurth, with water between 12-15.00
15.00Doctor came to check, told me operation was a success and hes very happy about it. He checked me out, told me bleeding is normal. He said if the pain and dizziness gets too much tonight, I should call the emergency line. I will see him again in 6 Days to see the progress and take out the filling.
16 – 18.00 HUNGRY … ate 3 bowls of chicken soup and half of pizza I shared with my wife. My appetite is really really high. I feel quite good, got my balance back already, walking is not a problem as long as I keep my head still. HEAD NEEDS TO STAY STILL, OTHERWISE IT WILL GET VERY UNCOMFORTABLE and dizzy. No pain yet, but the pressure feeling on the ear never really go away, its constantly there. Still small bleeding once in an hour or so. Sometimes I could hear this knocking noice from inside my ear, but Im not sure if it’s a real noice or its just in my head.
After dinner seems that I gain my consciousness back, head way more clearer and my mood was better.
Chilled on the sofa the whole evening basically, writing this report, on the phone, and watching TV…Im curious how it’ll develops tonight when Im in bed. Ill take some paracetamol before hitting the bed
23.00 Bed plus 2 paracetamol
Woke up at 5.15 because of the alarm that I put the daybefore, for the surgery but to my surprise I could go back to sleep almost straight away, and finally woke up again at 7.45, and joined my wife and son who were already on the b’fast table.
I have to say I feel pretty good, sleeping was no problem and I also don’t have alot pain or dizziness like many people have experienced. When I got out bed, I could feel the bandage was basically already very loose and there was a bit of liquid in my concha and earlobes, and a lot of dried crusty blood on the lobes en my neck. But again No pain at all, just the pressured feeling like yesterday. Walking was not a problem, no balance problem as long as I keep my head still.
Cup of coffee, Ate a bread and a banana for b’fast without a problem. Called the hospitals to ask about the bandage and the liquid if t’s a normal thing, The will call me back in the end of the morning.
8.45 Wife brings the kid to school, now its time to relax and enjoy the day on the couch Will update again later in the day
11.00 talked to the nurse at the hospital, she said the bleeding and liquid is normal, if its gets too much dab it dry with a swab. I could take of the bandage during the day and let it “air dry” for a while. Put a new bandage at night before sleep or the bleeding increases.