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dpetty

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1 week post op and I am wonderful
« on: April 10, 2008, 10:43:52 am »
Well just got back from my post op checkup and the implant is looking great so now I can return to my normal routine, healing nicely, a little swelling but that is expected. Also got my Baha today so that is a positve as well, can't wear it for a bit but it won't be long.... ;) b4 I do....

David

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Re: 1 week post op and I am wonderful
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2008, 11:03:10 am »
Great news, David :)

leapyrtwins

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Re: 1 week post op and I am wonderful
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008, 11:20:01 am »
Wonderful news, David  ;D

Thanks for sharing,

Jan
Retrosig 5/31/07 Drs. Battista & Kazan (Hinsdale, Illinois)
Left AN 3.0 cm (1.5 cm @ diagnosis 6 wks prior) SSD. BAHA implant 3/4/08 (Dr. Battista) Divino 6/4/08  BP100 4/2010 BAHA 5 8/2015

I don't actually "make" trouble..just kind of attract it, fine tune it, and apply it in new and exciting ways

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Re: 1 week post op and I am wonderful
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008, 11:27:33 am »
I hope they told you not to wear the BAHA for at least 3 months !!!
1 cm AN translab, Dr. Brackmann, Dr. Schwartz, Dr Doherety HEI   11/04   Baha 7/05

dpetty

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Re: 1 week post op and I am wonderful
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008, 11:36:28 am »
They mentioned something about that, but they also told me not to go back to work for at least 12 weeks after my AN surgery too...lol

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Re: 1 week post op and I am wonderful
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2008, 11:41:49 am »
You know, I've been hearing different things from different BAHA patients.

My doc says 3 months for the processor and explained why - basically "torque".  It's in another post; search "torque wrench" and you'll find it.

But others have docs who say they can use the processor much earlier.  The elderly mother of a woman I work with had her surgery about a week after mine and she's already been told she can wear the processor.  I still have almost 2 months to go before my doc gives me mine.

Jan
Retrosig 5/31/07 Drs. Battista & Kazan (Hinsdale, Illinois)
Left AN 3.0 cm (1.5 cm @ diagnosis 6 wks prior) SSD. BAHA implant 3/4/08 (Dr. Battista) Divino 6/4/08  BP100 4/2010 BAHA 5 8/2015

I don't actually "make" trouble..just kind of attract it, fine tune it, and apply it in new and exciting ways

dpetty

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Re: 1 week post op and I am wonderful
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2008, 11:58:51 am »
I can understand the need to wait for some period of time, but I was told to resume normal activities plus they told me to snap and unsnap this for the lack of a better term "skin plate" as much as I like.

David

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Re: 1 week post op and I am wonderful
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2008, 12:17:24 pm »
I had to wait 8 weeks to get my processor.  It seemed like a LONG 8 weeks.  I thought that was the usual time,but I guess like everything else, the docs like to do things their way.

Congrats David!  Hope you have horses whispering sweet nothings in your BAHA before long!   :D  Just make sure they don't think it's a sugar cube and try to eat it!

Lori
Right 3cm AN diagnosed 1/2007.  Translab resection 2/20/07 by Dr. David Kaylie and Dr. Karl Hampf at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.  R side deafness, facial nerve paralysis.  Tarsorraphy and tear duct cauterization 5/2007.  BAHA implant 11/8/07. 7-12 nerve jump 9/26/08.

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Re: 1 week post op and I am wonderful
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2008, 02:38:55 pm »
Well as humid as it is I doubt I will wear it much outside.....might let the smoke out of the processor.

 


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