Quick Update from Wendi
Hi everyone!!! It’s me — I’m up and about for a little while this morning. 🙂 We don’t have a laptop, otherwise I would’ve sent that post last night on my own, since I was doing pretty well but not really up to walking around much. Big hugs to Dave for doing it for me. 🙂
This morning I feel much better than I expected to! There’s some slight pain, but I’m breaking the Vicodin in half and taking it every 2 hours (that keeps nausea away since it can sometimes upset my stomach). Last night I slept on the couch, propped up, and did take a full Vicodin to let me sleep a little longer. I took a nausea pill too, just to be safe — I got a prescription for those as well.
I’m not dizzy and there’s just a slight disturbance with my taste. I can’t taste anything on the front of my tongue but the back and sides of my tongue are normal, so I just push the food back there and it’s fine. No metallic taste or weirdness, just a total absence of taste in the front/center. That’s fine with me!
No paralysis (whew!!) and no nausea. I did have one bad episode last night after I got up to take out my contacts and change into pajamas. I was feeling fine, just tired, and sat back on the couch. Took my pain pill then told Dave, “Oh my. I think I feel a little nau…” and whoop! I was, um, definitely nauseated!! Poor Dave had a load of laundry to do then. 😮 But it just came out of nowhere, and then I was fine again. I had a bloody nose afterward but that’s it.
And yes, the surgery took 2-1/2 hours for both ears! My first question to my surgeon was whether all the electrodes went in and he gave me a thumbs up and “yes”. Yay!!
Okay, I’m back to the couch. Thank you ALL for your wonderful thoughts and prayers — you mean so much to me!!