Day of Ear Surgery

As is tradition on my blog, I type this post in the back seat of a car. I just left the hospital a little while ago, 6 PM.

I woke up this morning at 4:30 AM to get ready to go to the hospital. As I showered, I felt a mix of excitement and terror, mostly terror. Not allowed to eat, my biggest problem in the morning was hunger, but I got over it.

I arrived at the hospital at 6 AM, checked in, and went to a waiting room. I didn’t end up going in for my procedure until around 8 AM. It was five hours long! The hospital staff were remarkable friendly and professional. A comedic side note, I love the new trend that’s observable everywhere, a pain scale from 0-10.

My next memories are a blur of unconscious actions like dealing with hospital staff, adjusting myself, and relieving my nausea – somehow.

I have a hilariously massive bandage on my head right now, covering my right ear. I have to go back to the hospital in a week to get the stitches behind my ear removed. I’ll also be heading back a few weeks later for a follow-up, at which point my hearing will be accessed again. I shouldn’t notice an improvement in hearing until after I’ve healed. In addition, while I’m healing, I can’t partake in any physical activity whatsoever.

The no physical activity aspect is a massive bummer to me because I’m taking Phys Ed (Gym) right now. In lieu of physical activity, I’ll have to write a two-page paper for every day missed. Great! Those will add up.

But – that’s not what I’m going worry about right now. As I should, I’m just going to rest up. I’ve decided to take tomorrow off from school, too, for good measure.

As always, I’ll keep you posted.

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