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  1. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisymae View Post
    Wow, Squerly! Gosh, I hope you get great results from it. Fingers crossed!
    Thank you!

    Was not bad at all...had a tiny bit of vertigo for two days (don't pick someone up off the floor without looking up)...Anesthesia and Prednisone (five days, made me jumpy) messed with me a little too...

    Packing is still in my ear so no outside sounds...but I can hear myself talking in my right ear and it's really loud...I couldn't hear with that ear at all before

    ...and I have a new titanium stape.....that comes with a warranty! LOL

    Can't thank you enough. I read all of your posts on your surgery. You gave me the encouragement to get this done.

    I found an excellent ENT/Surgeon in Miami...

    Oh, one more thing, Medicare paid for 80%....I got Plan F...and Plan F paid the rest....it cost me nothing

    Thanks again
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  2. #22

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    I'm so glad Medicare and Plan F came through for you. It's been such a relief to me to have hearing in my formerly deaf ear, and I think you were much more inconvenienced than me. My deaf side was on my left, so as long as I could make people sit on my right I could get by. But it sounds like you do a lot of driving with a passenger on your deaf side, and that would be endlessly frustrating. Do they expect to do the other side later? Please keep us updated -- I'm eager to hear how much hearing you regain.
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    Right: SRT=50 dB, WRS 92% at 70 dB
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    Had stapedotomy on left ear in May, 2015. Prior to that had a severe/profound loss across all frequencies in my left ear.

    Widex220

  3. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisymae View Post
    Do they expect to do the other side later? Please keep us updated -- I'm eager to hear how much hearing you regain.
    Absolutely, scheduled to do the left ear in 2 months....the end of October/first of November

    ...off and running to Miami to get the packing out today
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squerly View Post
    ...off and running to Miami to get the packing out today
    Everything went great....was in and out in about 30 mins

    I could hear nothing in my right ear before...now I hear dishing clanging, car doors shutting....and can tell when someone is talking...can't make out words too well yet

    ....but they told me it would get a whole lot better in a few months!
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  5. #25

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    Squerly, congratulations! That's fantastic. My hearing in the operated ear was sort of distorted the first few months. It improved a lot, very gradually.
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    Right: SRT=50 dB, WRS 92% at 70 dB
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    Had stapedotomy on left ear in May, 2015. Prior to that had a severe/profound loss across all frequencies in my left ear.

    Widex220

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisymae View Post
    Squerly, congratulations! That's fantastic. My hearing in the operated ear was sort of distorted the first few months. It improved a lot, very gradually.
    Had a long talk with my ENT/surgeon this afternoon. He called to see how I was doing.

    I described what I can hear....he said that is great news, getting the high's already

    Told me to not worry about hearing speech right now at all. He put a huge glob of packing behind my eardrum. It's to hold the eardrum and absorb some of the blood and liquid. That's what is making the clicking noises and why I can't hear so good right now. I'm not supposed to hear anything until it dissolves, which takes about 3-5 weeks usually.

    ...and that big glob of packing is also why I feel like I have a very slight ear ache

    He's funny and I like him, he was excited that I can hear dishes and car doors!

    ...We're going to schedule the left ear as soon as I can....probably in a couple of months
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    I'm glad he told you about the packing. That certainly makes sense of what you're experiencing right now. Wow - it's like waiting for birthday presents, isn't it? Five weeks from now you may the rhapsodizing over the sounds mosquitoes make!
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    Right: SRT=50 dB, WRS 92% at 70 dB
    Left: SRT=60 dB, WRS 80% at 80 dB

    Had stapedotomy on left ear in May, 2015. Prior to that had a severe/profound loss across all frequencies in my left ear.

    Widex220

  8. #28

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisymae View Post
    Five weeks from now you may the rhapsodizing over the sounds mosquitoes make!
    you know......I wouldn't have believed it..listen to this

    Coming home in the car today, a friend was on the phone.
    I could hear him!....and could even make out a few words
    He's not a loud talker at all.....

    ..and Daisy, that's my bad ear. I haven't been able to hear anything with that ear in years
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  9. #29

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    you know.....

    One of these days they need to perfect this surgery....and have it come with a volume control!

    Next door neighbor's dog woke me up this morning......barking....I never knew the dog barked!

    ....and I'm still a long way from healing
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    The too much noise is a complaint that many new hearing aid users have. Your mind should adapt -- unless it is a really annoying bark like my next door mutt.
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