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By: palmettobug53 , 1:29 AM GMT on September 23, 2013
It's time for step two in the process of becoming One with the Hive.
My second cochlear implant is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25th. I report to the hospital at 12:30.
If the second procedure takes the same amount of time as the first, I won't get back home until sometime between 6:00 and 7:00 Wednesday evening.
I'll have plenty of time to play on the computer before going in Wednesday morning but I doubt that you'll see me again after that until Thursday morning.
I'm not nervous at all. I dread the first three days. I know what to expect this time. Ignorance was bliss, last time.
The pain isn't the issue; it's the protective cup they put over the surgery site for the first 24 hours. I understand the reason for it but that doesn't mean I have to like it. It was extremely uncomfortable. Even with the pain meds, I didn't do much more than doze off and on all that first night. I was up at 5:00 a.m., ripping that thing off.
The second worst part was not being able to do a good shampoo for 3 days. The antibiotic rinse that was liberally doused over my head several times during surgery left my hair a stiff, sticky, snarled up mess.
I'm really looking forward to looking like the Bride of Frankenstein again.
The best thing I can do about the hair is pull it back the best as I can and avoid looking in any mirrors.
The vertigo is no problem. I just got dizzy getting up out of bed, out of chairs or when I'd move my head suddenly. No nausea; just dizziness. I just have to be sure that I move slowly and deliberately. That wore off in about a week.
The tongue numbness and coppery taste in my mouth wasn't that much of an issue and it gradually wore off.
The larder is stocked. The house is cleaned. I will stop after work Tuesday and pick up a good supply of fresh fruit.
I'm ready to get the show on the road.
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