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Hey everyone.

I'm 4 days post op from my stapedectomy surgery, and I'm wondering if I'm healing properly? I am still having some pain, and am still on my pain meds. But I'm also having some strange sounds. I woke myself up the night after my surgery by popping my ears in my sleep. I couldn't believe I did that!!!! Now it sounds like there is air going through my ear drum every time I swallow. It's like I popped my eardrum, and then it didn't go back all the way, and keeps moving. Sigh. I have no idea what I did, but it's scary to me. I'm 2 hours away from the doctor that did my stapedectomy, so I can't just show up at his office. I left a message to get an appointment for my local ENT, but I'm worried anyway. Any advice??? Thanks.
I am on day 4 as well. I have a pulsing tinnitis and more pain and swelling than before. I have pain in my jaw and teeth. Wondering if this is normal?
You might want to call your nurse and ask him/her about that. I'm not sure if jaw pain is normal. Did they put you completely under and intubate you? If so, then that may be why you're feeling pain there.

I have my first post op tomorrow. I'm bummed that I won't get my packing out, but excited to find out if I'm healing ok. The strange stuff from before is gone, and now I just hear like I did pre-surgery. I'm hoping that will change once the packing is removed.
Thanks for the reply. I'm pretty miserable, I'm sure it is infected. I can't get to the hospital until tomorrow. Hope all goes well for you.

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