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Janet C

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    Candidate for a hearing implant
  • Implanted
  • Implant Period
    Not applicable
  • Implant Type
    Cochlear Implant
  • Hearing Loss Type
    Not applicable
  • Cause of Hearing Loss
    Unknown / Prefer not to say
  • Pre/post lingual Hearing Loss
    Not applicable
  • Sudden/Progressive Hearing Loss
    Progressive Hearing Loss
  • Uni/bilateral Implant
    Unilateral implant
  • Country
    United Kingdom

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  1. Just to let you know that I had my implant operation last week under local anaesthetic. Yes it was a bit scary, but was handled brilliantly by the surgeon and his team. It took an hour and a half and I was kept informed all the way through with cards held up telling me what was happening at each stage. I was warned I would go dizzy at one stage but that this would be momentary, and it was. I just had to keep still and was concentrating all the time on how it would all be worth it in the end. I am so grateful for this opportunity, given that I was refused the operation initially. Am now 6 days post op and beginning to feel more like my self. Activation 2nd May.
  2. Hello, I am new to this forum and have been searching to see if anyone has undergone CI surgery under local anaesthetic. Unfortunately I cannot see any mention in the various posts. I am 54 years of age and was diagnosed with heart failure a year ago. At the time I was being assessed for implantation, but was told I could not have general anaesthetic for what they called a non essential procedure. I was subsequently referred to another implant clinic where they had carried out about a dozen implants under local anaesthetic. These had not been done for cost reasons but for people like me who are higher risk patients for general anaesthesia. I am hoping my surgery will take place in April. Has anybody else experienced the operation awake? It's a bit daunting but hopefully will be worth it in the end.
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