The bandage is off my head now and the incision is healing nicely.
The BAHA surgery involves drilling into the skull, so it sounds like it would be extremely painful. However, the pain is fairly minimal.
My biggest struggles right now are getting very dizzy whenever I first stand up and everything taste bad. Temporally losing taste is not uncommon whenever surgery is done on your ears, because there are a lot of nerves that run through that area and into the sinus cavity.
This isn’t the first time I have had some nerve damage after an ear surgery and I have never had any long lasting complications. Therefore, I am not worried about losing my ability taste food at the moment.
Overall, things are going well. I am mostly resting and watching an enormous amount of documentaries.
The surgery went well and I will be going home soon.
I saw the neurologist today and he was impressed by how fast I am recovering from Bell’s Palsy. I have regained 95% of muscle control in the last three weeks.
The doctor said I am very lucky, because a lot of people take months to achieve this level of recovery. Also, I will not need physical therapy or facial nerve stimulation treatments.
I have an appointment in two weeks to see an ear specialist. Since I had surgery on the mastoid bone ten years ago, I may need another surgery to clean out any leftover fluids from the infection.
I am pleased with my current rate of recovery and appreciate everyone that has prayed for me, sent positive thoughts, and helped me during this difficult time.
One of my personal quirks is I can’t stand for my hair to touch my ears. It really annoys me. I am not sure why I get so irritated by hair touching my ears, but I do have a theory.
Due to my inner-ear deformities, I had numerous ear surgeries. There were so many surgeries, by the time I entered my teen years I had lost count. The surgeries continued into early adulthood. Maybe that’s why I am so sensitive about my ears.
If you have personal quirks, please share them in the comment section.