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thank you so much! *Update* Revision surgery went very well with Dr. Pillsbury at UNC, Chapel Hill North Carolina.  He was able to achieve full insertion for all 12 electrodes. An X-Ray imaging w

That's great to hear your surgery went so well, @Nikki! If you need any support over the coming weeks, we'll be right here on HearPeers. Kind regards, Leigh

@Angie A big THANK YOU for coming to Chapel Hill, supporting me the night before surgery.  Look few posts above for my notes. 

Hi everyone,

Well, my surgery didn't go as planned. I had a severe allergic reaction to the  anesthesia and had to stay in the hospital until it cleared. They cut my ear open but had to immediately stitch it up when the reaction started. So I have stitches, but no implant. I will have to go see an allergist to figure out what caused it before I can attempt the implantation again. 

Ali 

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Ali,

i am very upset that this happened. Luckily they weren't too far into the surgery before it happened. Please keep in touch and let us know how they plan to handle it. I know there are more than one type of anesthesia available. Keep us posted.

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Ali, I am also sorry for those unfortunate circumstances that delayed  your surgery.  I can imagine how frustrating it was to woke up in recovery room to learn that things went wrong. I wish you speedy recovery and successful implantation soon after that.

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Thank you all for your wishes. To be more specific (learned more after I came home), I went into anaphylactic shock from the surgery. I have to wait 4-6 weeks to begin allergy testing, and have three appointments set up. The last one is in June. Looks like I won't be getting the implant until summer or later. The pesky stitches in my ear will come out this week.

I am feeling lucky I was at Mass Eye and Ear. I was moved just across the street to Mass General Hospital, one of the best in the country and they took great care of me.

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Ali, you are lucky to recover fast from anaphylactic shock with no harm to your well being. This is quite dangerous condition. I hope your docs will discover what exactly caused it and find the best options for you to advance with the surgery just a couple of months later. It is not a such terrible delay compare to what could happened.... My best wishes to you.

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This is the last thread I posted on, so I'm writing my update here. It's been almost 5 months since I went in for my surgery and was unsuccessful. Since then, I've complete all the allergy testing and tested positive for the antibiotic they gave me during surgery (cefazolin). My surgery date is fast approaching on August 15. I'm sure I'll have lots of questions after that for the people on Hear Peers, and wanted to send in an update  

Ali 

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They actually had me scheduled for sept 21 but I'm traveling that weekend so I asked for a later date. 

I'm waiting for my ear to feel like it's back to normal again. Right now it still feels like it's disconnected from my head! How long did that last for others here? 

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