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Renachelw

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    Renachelw reacted to Daniel the Stranger in CI Surgery on 14th May.   
    Hi @Renachelw ,
    I just had my surgery on 4th May, last weekend. You can read my story post-surgery HERE. My surgery was easy, no complications with overnight stay at the hospital. Next day I was taken for a CT Scan to make sure the implant was properly placed in the cochlea and after that you are discharged.
    I didn't have much pain, the prescription pain tablets were not necessary so I didn't take them. Just took the antibiotics. Dizziness for a couple of days after anaesthesia wears off but today after a week of the surgery I felt I could go to work. I didn't though, I'm coming back to work on Monday.
    It was so much easier than expected, I now want to do my next ear as soon as possible.   
    You must know that every person's reaction to the surgery is different but at the end it pays off.
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    Renachelw reacted to Mary Beth in CI Surgery on 14th May.   
    Hi @Renachelw
    Leading up to CI surgery is an anxious time for many people.  In a way, receiving a CI is a leap of faith.  For me, having so much wonderful hearing with my CIs, is a miracle.  I feel very fortunate every morning when I put on my processors and go from hearing nothing to hearing everything.
     
    Check with your surgeon about restrictions post surgery.  Every surgeon has her/his specific list.
     
    After your surgeon clears you for swimming, it is soooo much fun to hear while in the water.  I love my Rondos in their waterwear covers both for comfort and for sound clarity.  Amazing.
     
    The amount of pain post surgery varies greatly.  For me, these were the easiest ear surgeries I have had.  I only used Tylenol and only for a couple of days.  My recoveries were fast.  I was fortunate.
     
    Sneezing scared me as well because I also get sneezing fits of 7 strong sneezes in a row and was wondering how I could prevent sneezing during the weeks post surgery when sneezing is discouraged.  I looked online for suggestions.  Smile.  Fortunately, I did not experience any sneezing fits during that time.  
     
    I wish you the best.
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    Renachelw got a reaction from Jewel in Is this normal for people with hearing loss?   
    Thanks everyone
    Yes, i think Social Anxiety is the word for it. I feel like my brain is slowing down a lot too lol.
    Let's just hope i'll regain my confidence after I can hear again. Right now I just feel so scared of everything, even though I know my fears are irrational. 
    Will be doing the surgery soon. I hope all goes well  
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    Renachelw got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Is this normal for people with hearing loss?   
    Thanks everyone
    Yes, i think Social Anxiety is the word for it. I feel like my brain is slowing down a lot too lol.
    Let's just hope i'll regain my confidence after I can hear again. Right now I just feel so scared of everything, even though I know my fears are irrational. 
    Will be doing the surgery soon. I hope all goes well  
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    Renachelw got a reaction from Megan L. in I am so scared please help.   
    Thanks @Mary Beth and @Megan L., i feel more assured now. Hopefully I will be able to get used to it.
    @stream2525, I'm from Singapore and will be doing my surgery here in a public hospital. I'm sorry but I cannot disclose the identity of my surgeon here.  
    As for my processor, I am still unsure. Looking at Rondo as well as Cochlear's Kanso. 
    I might eventually end up using Cochlear as it is the more popular option here. 
    If I do, I am sooo going to miss this medel community here  Seems like Cochlear doesn't have such a wonderful forum where I may easily reach out for help. sigh. 
     
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    Renachelw got a reaction from hadron in I am so scared please help.   
    Thanks @Mary Beth and @Megan L., i feel more assured now. Hopefully I will be able to get used to it.
    @stream2525, I'm from Singapore and will be doing my surgery here in a public hospital. I'm sorry but I cannot disclose the identity of my surgeon here.  
    As for my processor, I am still unsure. Looking at Rondo as well as Cochlear's Kanso. 
    I might eventually end up using Cochlear as it is the more popular option here. 
    If I do, I am sooo going to miss this medel community here  Seems like Cochlear doesn't have such a wonderful forum where I may easily reach out for help. sigh. 
     
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    Renachelw got a reaction from stream2525 in I am so scared please help.   
    Thanks @Mary Beth and @Megan L., i feel more assured now. Hopefully I will be able to get used to it.
    @stream2525, I'm from Singapore and will be doing my surgery here in a public hospital. I'm sorry but I cannot disclose the identity of my surgeon here.  
    As for my processor, I am still unsure. Looking at Rondo as well as Cochlear's Kanso. 
    I might eventually end up using Cochlear as it is the more popular option here. 
    If I do, I am sooo going to miss this medel community here  Seems like Cochlear doesn't have such a wonderful forum where I may easily reach out for help. sigh. 
     
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