My surgery (possibly graphic)

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  1. Foxrac

    Foxrac Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I can't post in CI/HA section because I didn't get CI replacement, so it was complete explantation, including electrode array from cochlea.

    3 days after surgery
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    18 days after surgery
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    The permanent scar from CI surgery in 1996.
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    In 1996 - there were 2 incisions - on scalp and behind the ear.

    What's big difference - it went from overnight stay at hospital with throw up, fever and a lot of bleeding that soak the bandage in 1996 to outpatient with no throw up, no fever and tight, uncomfortable ear shield bandage. Of course, it was painful procedure but I'm glad that I managed to overcome it. I had CI removed due to migraine and pressure pain.

    Now, the migraine is gone after CI removed, however I got watery eyes and sleepy if my eyes are tired.

    Funny, I strawed the Sprite too fast after wake up and my nurse said no way!!! they told me that I could throw up, so I told them - there is no nausea.

    Also, I saw 2 armed prison guards with inmate on hospital bed that next to me, so cover with privacy curtain.
     
  2. AmputeeOT

    AmputeeOT Member

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    Your images are not working for me.
     
  3. Reba

    Reba Retired Terp Premium Member

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    I can see them, and the images are huge. Maybe too big for you to download or open?
     
  4. AlleyCat

    AlleyCat Well-Known Member

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    I can see them too.
     
  5. Foxrac

    Foxrac Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    There is update for 4 weeks Post-OP.

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  6. Foxrac

    Foxrac Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Those pictures load fine. Refresh the web browser or use different one like Chrome.
     
  7. Lysander

    Lysander Active Member Premium Member

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    Your scars look like they're healing wonderfully.
     
  8. SilverRoxy

    SilverRoxy Deaf/ASL user Premium Member

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    What does your scar looks like now?
     
  9. sonocativo

    sonocativo Well-Known Member

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    Nice, before long you wont see the scar(s) Doctors have come a long ways since back in the days.
     
  10. Foxrac

    Foxrac Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Thanks, man.

    There is update - 3 months after surgery.

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    I still have some numbness and swelling so it could last 6 months to 1 year, but I have 3-9 months to left now.
     
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    SilverRoxy Deaf/ASL user Premium Member

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