I keep reading these stories of everybody having multiple surgeries. Has anyone only had one surgery, and never had their cholesteatoma come back? I've had two surgeries, one to clear the cholesteatoma when I was 10, and one to clear scar tissue on my rebuilt eardrum, and check if there was any residual cholesteatoma. I have no ossicles, as they were removed during the first surgery, and I have about 60% of my hearing. Now at 36, my ear is staring to feel full, no pain, no draiange. I suspect it might be a sinus infection, and wax build up. I have an appointment with a new ENT on Thursday for a micro-suction cleaning. I'm hoping all goes well and my cholesteatoma hasn't returned after 26 years. Thanks everyone.