Twelve days ago, I underwent surgery to remove a mass that was millimeters from my brain. While taking care of that...my surgeon also repaired a hole in my eardrum, and he also broke and reset some bones in my ear with the hopes of improving my hearing...I guess I got three operations in one.
I'm experiencing some side effects of the surgery but I'm healing slowly. The surgeon says the side effects should ease off in a month or two and I'm hoping they do! So far, I've lost the taste on the left side of my tongue, the tinnitus in my ear is worse now than ever and the popping and nerve impulses are driving me nuts. My eyes are impacted a bit too and can get very watery and blurry at times. I can handle a lot of body pain but pain in my head? yeah I'm not so good with that. There is some minor facial paralysis too and I've dribbled my drink on me many times.
I was given Tramadol after the surgery and for the first week or so it was a blessing to have...I slept a lot and it seemed like a week went by in a blur and fog of sleepiness and pain pills. But oh did I get bunged up! I've weaned myself off the pain pills but some days I'm wishing I had more. Good thing I don't feel guilty for just going back to bed when I need it.
thank you once again!