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I am 24 years old and have recently been diagnosed with "the monster". I have suffered with ear problems for as long as i can remember, I've had endless amounts of grommets inserted as a child and as an adult i have had 2 myringoplasty/tympanoplasty operations.
I was hoping for some insight about what to expect for the future from people who have experienced this beast first hand! I have damaged hearing in the affected ear, but i am terrified at the prospect of losing it entirely. How have you all been affected after surgery?
I have had a substantial amount of bleeding from the affected ear for several weeks, to the point where it has become "normal". I went to see my GP yesterday, and he had never heard of the condition and googled it!!! He didn't know what to do, so sent me on my way. I am not due to see my consultant until the 17th of December, and within the last 24 hours, the affected ear and surrounding area has gone totally numb. Is the numbness something others have experienced? Its not pleasant!
Please share any advice you have - it would be greatly appreciated.
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