masona Posted August 28, 2012 Report Share Posted August 28, 2012 As promised I'm writing my CI journey blog on here bearing in mind my CI experiences is coming from me as we are all made difference and the way our brain works so what works for me is not necessary the same for you! This is right at the beginning, I went in for the cochlear implant device operation on the 27th August 2012 at Spires Lea Cambridge which is a private Hospital funded by the NHS Addenbrookes in Cambridge. Was told could be 3-5 hours operation, I went in at 9:55am and was back in the recovery room at 11:45am, just under 2 hrs! the consultants Dr Donnelly was very pleased with the whole successful operation and they didn't even have to shaved any of my hair which I did asked them if they could try. The Hospital and my family was very surprised how quickly I've recovered! I went back to the Holiday Inn Hotel as the Hospital is just round the corner as I didn't want to go for an 1 1/2 drive home and being near the Hospital if any problem would be a bonus. They put it down to very good blood pressure, eating healthy (yuk! why does junk foods tastes better? lol! I do have junk food as a special treat about once a week) and going to the gym weightlifting 5 times per week. I'm going to be very honest, I just have a slight soreness where they made incision cut behind the ears and that is all, I was told I could have these side effects but I have no dizzy spell, no tinnitus ( I used to get bad tinnitus for 3yrs but overcome it now), no numb feeling, no real bad foods taste but just a slightly difference taste but not bothersome. I even went to the Wetherspoon pub in Cambridge on the evening of the operation and I felt okay! Went to bed 11:30 pm but woke up 3ish with broken sleep until 7:30, I have found lying down in bed increase the pain slightly and I know it's not my own bedroom, might try and sleep standing up in my wardrobe tonight lol! Now just waiting for my follow-up appointment and the switch on date, In some way I looking forward to the switch on but keeping my expectations low as advise by others CI users, will let you know the outcome. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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