4 Week Follow Up

I just returned from my 4 week follow up!  It hasn’t been quite 4 weeks, but close enough. MY TYMPANOPLASTY WAS SUCCESSFUL!!!! I was SO nervous walking in to the appointment.  It has been a LONG few weeks and this was basically D Day for my ear drum!  He removed the packing that was left […]

One Week Post Surgery

So far so good.  I am in no pain – so I haven’t taken Vicodin in a few days.  This is good!  I still cannot hear and I can feel blood rush directly to my ear if I move too fast-it’s weird.  I also randomly hear some ringing which is slightly annoying – but overall […]

Day 4 Post Surgery

Well, I woke up feeling pretty good!  My pain is significantly less than the previous days.  Yay!  I still want to dig in and rip out all the packing out of my ear because my hearing is all messed up. It is so uncomfortable.  GRRRR!  Hopefully it’s a small price to pay in the grand […]

Day 3 Post Surgery

3 Days after surgery.  Sunday Funday.  My parents went out for the afternoon.  My husband and I were supposed to go to my in-laws for a family get together.  I called and declined because I knew there would be a lot of people and it would be a little chaotic.  At this point, I cannot […]

Day 2 Post Surgery

2 Days Surgery! Not much going on here.  Still pain in my ear – a gnawing pain that doesn’t go away unless I take Vicodin.  I’m still taking 2 every 4or 5 hours. Something new that drives me crazy is multiple sources of noise.  If my son is talking/yelling/screaming/singing/ whatever it may be, someone is […]

Day 1 Post Surgery

On the road to recovery!  One day after surgery.  I woke up in pain.  My ear had sharp consistent pain and I had a major headache.  My ear felt disgusting – I could feel stuff oozing and soaking the cotton ball.  I changed out the cotton ball and bandaid.  It was bloody and disgusting-which is […]

Day of Surgery

I was completely fine until the night before surgery.  I thought to myself, been there, done that.   I became increasingly nervous and scared.  I was with all the people I love, my husband and son, my parents, and all my in-laws for a pre St. Paddy’s Day dinner/party.  Everyone was happy and having a […]

My Tympanoplasty (Ear Drum Repair Surgery)

Well, here it is.  My very first blog post.  At 35 years old, I am now officially part of the blogging world – I feel so……FRESH.   I recently had ear surgery and because of the tedious recovery, have been reading other people’s online accounts of the same surgery and I found it both helpful and […]