Today it has been two weeks and 3 days since my surgery. My head feels a little better each day. Initially the side of the implant was really numb. It was pretty strange but it has been getting better each day. I can feel my ear now but the actual area of the implant is still rather numb and I have a bump which is less tender each day. The surgeon said I should only feel a little ridge once the healing is complete. Today I noticed I could hear popping inside my ear like when you have a cold and your ears crack from fluid.
My first week back to work was pretty tiring. I came home the second day and took a nap and went to bed around 9:00 every night. That seemed to help a lot. I think I was tired from talking too loud to my young art students who can be pretty unruly in the afternoon. I went home with a headache each day.
The fact that I can’t hear out of my implanted side has been easier than I thought. I couldn’t hear much anyway though it gave me a sense of balance and sound awareness.