It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Hearing Disorders Message Board

Hearing Disorders Board Index

[QUOTE=Iwanttohear;4144985]Hello guys, you really encouraged me to have the operation. I am having severe problem with my right ear and I am sick and tired of asking people sorry what? they kind of think that I dont understand or anything but the thing is I have otoskleroz and sorry but I do not hear if you talk under a certain decibel. Anyways i am really seeing that it now effects my work and social life.
But I just wonder if I can fly (not really I mean by plane of course ) after the operation. I am living in Switzerland and I want to have the operation in my home country which is Istanbul during Christmas time . My doctor is there and I just wonder if it gives any harm to fly after a while. Does anyone know anything about it? I am pretty worried about the home staying part of it. And what not to dos after the operation. ANy information will be appreciated.
Thank you and quick recovery to everyone.

Hi there,

My surgeon told me he would not want me to fly for at least 6 weeks after the operation. However, I also have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and always have trouble popping my ears on airplane rides, so that probably plays into it. I know a lot of people travel to have this operation done, so I'm sure people fly a lot sooner afterwards.

Hope this helps.
[QUOTE=sarahebeth;4163812]Hey guys, do you have a crackling sound in your operated ear sometimes? I have it mostly in the morning. It's kinda like the sound in your ears when you swallow, but it does it 5 or 6 times when it happens.[/QUOTE]

Posted from my iPhone. So please pardon any weird typos or syntax! :)

Hey Sarahebeth,
Yes, I did have crackling and popping noise the first few weeks after surgery. But it eventually stopped.

My last posts last week I posted that I was getting a cold. It got worse and lasted about 5 or 6 days. It was just in my head as it never got down into my chest. So the infection was all in my sinuses, which are connected with the ears via the Eustachion tube.

On Wednesday I started having pressure in my operated ear and Thursday I started getting pain in the ear. Called Dr today (Friday) and spoke with Nurse as today is a surgery day for the doc. When she called me back she told me the doc said I definetly needed to be concerned. They called in 2 prescriptions, an antibiotic and a steroid for the swelling.

Took the drugs immediately while I was still in the pharmacy parking lot. After 2 or 3 hours after starting the meds I started having popping and crackling noise again. I can also feel a difference when I touch the ear and my face in front of my ear, it is not as tender. So the drugs are working.

Another side effect of the drugs. I had posted previously that the doc had to cut my ear out of the canal and onto my face. The scar is visible about 1/4 past the opening of the ear canal and onto my face. Have not seen anyone else post this, so I have assumed that mine was unique.

Since the day of surgery the incision has been puffed and the area around it was swollen. The steroids are also helping that swelling. I am hoping when that swelling is gone I will start to get the improved hearing that I have yet to experience.
Hearingbetter: Good luck on your continued recovery and keep us posted on how it goes for you! I would have freaked out had my hearing gone completly away after the surgery, even for just a short period of time! I couldn't imagine how that felt, but I'm glad that it popped and it 'sounds' like things are progressing!

Bunny: Patience patience patience lol It sounds like your recovery's been going along pretty well too and that's great to hear :)

As for MY recovery, I'm coming up on 3 months post-op as I had it on November 30th, and even though I have another 3 months before I believe is long enough for my own 'recovery', I've gotten a little frustrated lately. My tinnitus has come back with a little bit of an attitude in my opperated ear lately with it being louder. Not sure what that means but I'll hopefully know here shortly as I go in for an appointment. My right ear, (good ear), still hasn't been able to pop which has been perhaps the most frustrating thing about this entire surgery, and unfortunatley, I'm starting to get used to it. I've been slightly 'force' popping my ears and my left ear has been able to pop every time, but not my right. BAH! I call BS! Ok that's just my venting, don't mind me :) The LAST thing I want to do though is for them to go in and do something to my 'good' ear, even put in a slight cut to relieve the pressure. Keep your fingers crossed for me if you would!

Christian, ThePonderousMan
I'm new here and have been reading up on reports and results of everyone - MUCH appreciated in your experience - has made it tremendous in knowing I'm not alone!

My procedure was done last Wednesday (5/19/10) based on symptoms similar to everyone except for a few others that my doc was a little puzzled by. Perhaps you all could chime in. My ears got pressurized even as I went up elevators or up hills. I could hear "better" upon me forcibly popping my ears (but then soon it got re-pressurized on its own). Anyway, did a CT scan and an MRI and the CT scan showed something that could be characterized as otosclerosis. But honestly, they took 30 minutes to find it and me being the skeptic, if you look hard enough at some fuzzy slides, you're bound to find whatever you want.

Anyway, here I am day 6 after surgery on my right (worse) ear. He removed the wick surface packing (along with a layer of gel) this past Monday (@ day 5). He left the inner packing as is and said will get a 1 month check-up as it's supposed to dissolve on its own. He also did a hearing test that day as when he whispered in my ear, I heard nothing. He wanted to make sure I still had hearing - my conductive was as before so "no worries."

I also had fullness in my "good" ear as if more air-pressure was in it. Of course I cannot pop it due to the operation. Day 6 and the fullness / pressure is worse. I can't pop it!:mad: Talking almost hurts due to the vibration.

Tinnitus in the operated ear is high pitch (annoying heartbeat pretty much passed). The good ear's tinnitus is a static or a low-pitched "blowing wind." It's like I'm under water constantly now with no hearing on the operated ear and bad pressure with bad hearing in the good ear. Gone from bad to worse! Doc said the left ear could seem bad because I now have nothing to compare it to (even though it's the same). It doesn't feel the same - I never had issues with talking being somewhat painful! Anyone else out there with unusual air-pressure? More as it develops...


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:31 AM.

© 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!