Went in for my exploratory ossiculoplasty on 05/12/11, came home with a new stapes. So this is day two post op, not a ton of pain involved. It’s more annoying, like a toothache. There’s some aggravated nerve someplace since my teeth do have a dull ache to them on the operated side. When I speak there is pain in the ear, not earth shattering but it makes me question if my new stapes is sitting where it belongs. The kazoo lives, though Reidan says it’s too soon to panic that my operation is not a success.
I go in Wednesday for my follow up and to have the packing removed. It just feels like something is pressing on a nerve in my ear, again not painful but annoying. When I speak, there is some twinges of pain from inside the ear. If I had to hazard a guess from the membrane the stapes sits on. So I talk softly to keep the vibrations down :o.
So, it’s only day two and I have to give myself some time to heal. On a positive note, I have some feeling returning to the left side of my tongue, that was one angry nerve the other day! Whole left side of my tongue was completely numb but it’s coming back now.