At long last it’s done and dusted! To say I was scared less this morning is an understatement. I was approved in January ‘18 for a bimodal Cochlear implant. Surgery was originally scheduled for May ‘18, but the surgeon cancelled that due my ongoing issues with a faulty hip replacement. I wasn’t able to reschedule my implant until my hip had stabilized sufficiently and my orthopedic surgeon was happy with my progress. As a CI implant patient can’t have monopolar diathermy used during surgery.
Take 2 at rescheduling my implant has been just as rocky 5 weeks out from surgery. I felt I was going to have to reschedule yet again, due to a bacterial infection and allergic rhinitis. Fortunately my surgeon left it until 6 days prior to surgery to see me for my final pre op assessment and to see if he was happy to go ahead with the surgery or I needed to reschedule yet again. I had a CT which was all clear from any infection. And I had 2 tympanigrams which were both normal.
Today I had my R) ear CI surgery with a CI 522 slim straight array. So far my residual is still good but this could very well change as the days go by. Due to my L ear being a congenital loss I will only ever be bimodal. So in the near future I will be getting a new Resound HA. As too which one, at this stage I don’t know. It will no doubt have a lot to do with the fitting criteria of the HA.