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!!

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About wendiwendy

This was my original info in 2008: I'm a newly-deafened adult. I'm still getting used to the sudden silence, and I want to talk in the only manner where I can still hear my voice...in print. Now: I'm a bionic woman and I can hear myself roar!!

Posted on July 23, 2008, in Cochlear Implants & Hearing Loss, Medical Visits and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Wow! You are so brave to get both ears done at the same time! Glad you are up and around a little bit! Hang in there and soon you will have more good days than bad ones!

    Karen did great, too! Hopefully she will post soon on her blog!

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  2. Hey Wendi! Glad to “hear” from you! (pardon the pun!) I’m so glad you are doing well! I actually had some vertigo by days 3-5 after some of the swelling went back up. So just expect some of that for a few more days and don’t ride any rollercoasters or anything! Smile! Thinking of and praying for you!

    Hugs,
    Denise

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  3. Rest and rest some more. The dizzy and nausea will go away. Make sure you eat something with your meds. Thinking of you.

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  4. Get rest, wow you are brave getting two done.
    I am in a bit of pain, but TYlenol threes are helping
    Thanks for the update, and keep us posted.
    David

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  5. Just going on the computer for a bit. I am moving around. I think my head bra is TIGHT. Can’t wait to get it off tomorrow.

    Glad to see you posting. I got nausea problems soon after the surgery and then last night, too. No mess, though.

    I’m gonna rest some more.

    HUGS. High fives.

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  6. Oh Wendy! I’m so glad you pulled through, and you seem to be having a wonderful recovery! I wouldn’t get shy about popping the pills for the next come of days, I was feeling mighty good the first two days and then it hit!

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  7. Karen Spangler

    Hey Wendi!

    You are my hero! I don’t think I could have done both ears at the same time. That’s exactly what I wanted but the doc said no. I was upset but today I’m not! LOL.

    I too got sick out of no where. I was able to tell my husband and get to the bathroom and thank God I did. I didn’t freak out or anything as I normally do when I throw up.

    The roaring/ringing in my ear is extremely annoying. I am sure that will fade. Do you have a metallic taste in your mouth? If so use Tic Tacs! NO kidding…it makes it go away for a little while. My sister told me to try it and she was right!

    I do have a lot of pressure on the back of my head and the stitches itch like crazy. I’m just ready to feel a lot better.

    I’m glad you are doing well. It’s nice to have other people share this journey together.

    ~Karen

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