UPDATE:. Well, here’s an update. So, last month Dr. Reader had done a previous surgery, and normally they throw away the old or used parts and order new ones. I guess he needed the smallest drill bit, and because the hospital did not order a new one when the older one was thrown out, he couldn’t finish the job.
Of course, he expected that the bit would be there and trusted the hospital had done it’s job. Ah well. When I awoke, he told me everything and that he was very sorry, but most of the work is done. I will go back next Thursday for him to finish the job. The only thing I need to do is rest up, get a Covid-19 test done again, and show up. I try not to dwell on it too much, otherwise I will get very frustrated and annoyed.
I woke up peaceful, not a whole lot of pain, just dizzy and nauseous. Didn’t have trouble breathing from the anesthesia this time around. I had to pee really bad though, haha. The pain the first day and night with the “ear cup” on can be described as the kind when you wear uncomfortable headphones for a long period of time. The left side of my jaw and neck also feel sore. I had trouble sleeping. Needed to stay elevated.END
Hello everyone. So I just wanted to share that 10 years after I got cochlear surgery for my right ear, I am now about to get it done for my left ear. So far my journey has been: Wait a few months for approval. I had first surgery 10 years ago, fear kept me from getting both ears done. My fault, I own up to it. Typically Medicare only pays for once in a lifetime.
I did get approved again, so I had to get the pneumococcal vaccine, the flu shot as well. I did a pre-op. Asked my questions, received some information. Got a surgery date of August 27th. Someone cancelled so I got moved up to July 2nd, tomorrow! On the 29th of June I had to get tested for Covid-19. Today I did my pre-registration for surgery at the hospital. I was supposed to have labs done, but they said because I’m 38, thin, healthy, and don’t take any medication the Dr. Said I didn’t have to do labs. So I got more info about surgery, instructions to fast, shower, use soap and sponges they gave me. Wear a clean mask. No lotion, hair gel, jewelry etc. Small amount of deodorant is ok. Other than that, show up on time and be ready to go. Wear comfortable, loose clothing. My wife will take me and drive us back. Kids will be with family. I’m not even nervous or scared this time. Just excited and ready to go. Just thought I’d share with you all. Any questions, shoot em👍