Monday, September 21, 2015

The Implant

An update. Things are going well. I am nearly over the dizziness.  It is embarrassing how cavalier I was before the operation. Nothing has ever really slowed me down. I thought maybe two, three days tops I will never know it happened except a new bump on my head.
Old folks don’t have a lot to discuss over coffee at the fast food places here it is Hardees, McD’s, and BoJangles.  Now I am taking this seriously, I am going to wear a bandage on my head and say it was brain surgery. Winking smileI need something to one-up those who have new hips, knees and shoulders.
Original bandage after surgery.
Sherry had taken good care of the incision. It is funny, I have washed my hands more.  Applied Alcohol and Sherry has sprayed an antiseptic spray to the incision. I have actually become paranoid about germs, realizing this was really serious. It has been over a week and I haven’t been out in a public except for Sherry’s HS Class reunion.
(Bandage removed and Dr. Sherry had to soak it in Alcohol to loosen the cotton it from the incision. She done good.)
After the operation I expected a ‘bump’ where the implant is, it is an indentation. That is good because the external attachment will not be as high and endanger of getting whacked.  I was surprised, they did not use stitches.
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The green line shows the incision area. The blue is where the skull area and tissue was removed to make room for the implant. The blue tail lines are where the wires lead down from the implant and thru a hole that was drilled into the skull and into the cochlea. Picture below is without my art work.   LOL
Where you see the obvious recess is where I expected a bump!
I am happy with the progress thus far. My balance is getting better, soon I will do a ballet. Winking smile .
Fun with Stella, at times she says “Do Magic.” This nite we made a magic hat after tearing the color paper up. Then a Nurse cap with paper and the stapler.
Then Dr. Sherry took me outside in the swing for my swing and smiles therapy.
You must get better with this care, you betcha!.

Nite Shipslog
We are up to 1985 automobiles.


Unknown said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch. But the care regimen is tops!

Unknown said...

Same doctor for 59 years. Very nice!

betty said...

I think they did a great job with the surgery Jack!! Glad to hear the dizziness is getting better too!! Stella is so cute :)


Jackie said...

Thank you for sharing these photos with us; I do pray that your dizziness is completely gone ASAP.
Your doctor is doing a fannnnntastic job, so give her a high five from me to her. Great job, Sherry!
Stella is a little doll!
Continued best wishes and prayers as you recover from your implant surgery. The final results will be so incredible!!
I'm happy for you.

Chatty Crone said...

I hope you are feeling better? That looks like it hurt. Is it to help your dizziness or your hearing? Sorry I have been such a bad blog friend.

Mevely317 said...

That's info about the implant is sure interesting! I don't know what I expected, exactly, but nothing that extensive! I'm glad to hear you're taking precautions to use antiseptic more frequently and obey Dr. Sherry!

Good idea to say you had brain surgery. In fact, it might be more plausible if you're to take Nurse Stella along. What a doll!

shirl72 said...

I think your surgery looks good. Glad you are feeling better with
no dizziness. That Stella is a smart cutie and loves to do all kind of things. Good to see you today and waiting for your anniversary.

Paula said...

This is very interesting. I have never known anyone to have that type surgery. I pray it will be a godsend to you. Glad you have your good doctor Sherry near by to keep a watch on those germs.

Rick Watson said...

I had to google that implant to see what was involved. That was a big deal Jack. Things are healing up nicely.
Take care of yourself. But I definitely want Sherry to get some pictures of you doing ballet.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Good news that you are healing well and getting better. I guess we don't realize how much are ears effect our balance and dizziness is something to watch out for. Take good care and mind your doctor and the cute little nurse you have there. What a blessing all is going well.