HearPeers Heroes Mary Featherston Posted May 3, 2018 HearPeers Heroes Report Share Posted May 3, 2018 I'm about 2.5 weeks post surgery now and most of the pain has subsided. I can still feel the implant in my head, like a little alien intruder (some corner of my foreign head that is forever Austria, I guess) but for the most part it doesn't hurt. Except when I lie down. I've been waking up a LOT because if I roll over onto my right side, the implant sort of squishes in my head, and also my ear hurts. I expect the implant site to be sore for quite a while. I did look up a YouTube video of a CI implantation and holy moly folks, that's a complex procedure. And it involves power tools vs your skull, so, yeah, that's gonna hurt. (Don't, by the way, look this up if you're squeamish.) But what's up with the ear? Did anyone else have this experience? It's the top rim of my ear, when I touch it or roll over on it, it's still very sore. Do they clamp it to get it out of the way or something during the surgery? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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