This has been the worst day yet.
I knew it could be this bad, I’ve talked to many who had a very rough time with recovery from this surgery. But I had it before, so I thought my recovery would be about the same as the first time. Much pain, but not so much vertigo. Boy was I wrong!
If I move my head at all the world spins, very violently. This vertigo isn’t like most attacks, it will be calm, if I keep my head still. I can’t lift my head, I can’t turn my head, I can’t sit up, I can’t get out of bed to the bathroom…that’s right I said I can’t walk the 10 steps it would take for me to get to the toilet. I’m very lucky that my husband is so very supportive, and is not squeamish.
(caution for those of you who get grossed out…do not read this if you do.)
To be very blunt, you spouse should not have to empty your bed pan, or clean you up afterward, especially when your tummy has not been happy. To add insult to injury, I started my period yesterday. You cannot imagine how hard it has been on me to need my husband to help me with female sanitary issues.
The pain is better at times, and much worse at times. I keep getting very sharp pains through my ear. And I’m pretty sure the feeling is coming back in the ear itself, so the cartilage pain is beginning. The headaches, have been many, and harsh. Other times, I feel very little pain at all.
The swelling is MUCH better.
I have a call into Dr. Kaylie, unfortunately he wasn’t in the clinic today. Stuart has talked to another doctor, and they feel certain this is just one of those things that can happen. I’m not running a fever, the site is not red or hot. So we are not worried about infection. I keep thinking, if Dr. Kaylie said he wants to see me, how would I get there? There is no way I could get up, get dressed, go down the stairs, and terror of terrors ride in a car!
I had a tiny bit of drainage today. I still feel, if the ear would drain, things would get better. It appears my tube is either clogged or fell out. But even if it fell out, I would think the hole would still be open a bit. I know it was open the day of surgery, I closed my nose and blew air out the hole just to check. I admit, I was a bit scared of going through this without a drainage hole in my ear. Every person I’ve spoken to who had a rough time of this, did not have a tube. I was convinced that was the reason I didn’t have vertigo before. The fluid did not build up.
Here’s to a better tomorrow, and many days vertigo free.
I told you that you may get tired of these posts, I want to make sure to keep up with all the details of my recovery. As confused as I get right now, I want to make sure if a doctor asks me anything about this, I have a reference.
(sorry about 2 posts coming out today, I had the post for the PFAM carnival written before the surgery. Just had to proof read it. Not sure I did the best job of that, considering. However, it’s due today, so I thought I should post it too.)
Now, I will get off of here before I over do it!