Post Op TYympanoplasty/Mastoidectomy..........

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After having Surgery I was told not to go and get my Ear dressing touched by anyone until I went back to see them at the Hospital ENT after 3 Weeks. This whole experience has been faulted from the start, and I can't believe how poor the NHS has got. Slowly gets worse and worse as years go by, I digress, It has been Two weeks from the Op and I have not seen them since the Day I left. Things seem to be fine until the last couple of Days I have developed a headache on that side, above the Ear. I was wondering, is it normal to keep the packing in for Three weeks?

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    Hello, I live in England too and know how much the NHS are struggling.  I'd have a word with your

    doctor at your surgery if I were you.  Three weeks with packing still in does seem rather a long

    time.  No wonder you've got a headache.  Do this before Christmas and get it sorted.

    Anne

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      Thanks for the reply Anne, I called them Today to double check my appointment booked for the 27th, and they had no record of an appointment, but luckily they had one space left for that Day, good job I called otherwise I would have been waiting forever. It's frustrating because it's nearly an Hour to get to my ENT specialist Hospital and I would say at least 70% of the Time I have had wasted trips, including turning up for an Op, to be told they couldn't do it 4 separate Times, one I was even dressed and ready for surgery only to be sent Home. Now it's finally done (they want to do the other side), I'm glad it's done but I suppose I was kind of hoping for someone to say "You'll be fine for another Week, just pop a couple of painkillers. Gauze will not cause infection." But your right, I should go but I don't know what my GP will say, possibly to wait 'till Wednesday. :S

       

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    hi i had same op for glomas tumor at doncaster they did a good job and cant fault them i had it in for three weeks to and only prob i had was i got an ear i fection after a week was real bad on alot of painkillers but got through it felt like hell at time i got seen for that straight away and then again a few days later to make sure i was ok i get seen now every six months had it done just over a year  ago not last summer but one befor

     

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      Hello d196060, I'm sorry you got the infection, was is a Week after Surgery or Week after packing taken out that you got the infection? How did they confirm infection without seeing it. I'm glad to heat 3 weeks is the norm for Doncaster. Portsmouth has some great Staff, but communication and Time Keeping are not their strong points.

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    hi it was the second week from surgery i still had packing in they new it was infction because i was in total agony i had tears running down my face i couldnt sit or stand and i could not sleep lots of stront pain killers didnt eas it that much and i was a totaly drugged up person for a week i couldnt sleep much at all till id been taking my antibiotics for at least three days or more,it was horrible but it started out with pain in the ear slowling getti g worse after having my operation the pain was worse than labor pains worse than a pain from a gallbladder stone i just wanted to die hope i never ever get that ever again.  when i had the packi g out i couldnt hear good for a wile but it came back i now hear like a static noise constant when its quiet. but then befor the op all i heard was a thumping in my ear from a tumor and blood rushi g through it so its better than that hope i never hear that thumping heart beat in my ear ever again id hate to have to have that operation again after that infection i had.there is alot of packi g in the ear and the doc did pull a bit out to try to look but she left alot in still. the packi g is horrid and it dosnt hurt when they pull it out its a relief.
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