Sunday, June 13, 2010

He's Pegged

Steve's surgery went really well. Things went as scheduled and surgery was smooth. This time, he had no nausea or vomitting from the anesthesia like he did the first time he had a surgery (20+ years ago...) He also had very little pain and recovery has gone well. Just an extra hole in the head and a big, fat bandage.

Thanks for all your thoughts, prayers and well wishes. This was step one: the insertion of the titanium post (drilled into his skull... just thought I'd add that). So he has no reward of better hearing yet... that will come at the beginning of September. Now he needs to heal for 3 months and the post will become one with his skull. Isn't modern science and medicine amazing?

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Going Under the Knife... finally!

Tomorrow, Monday afternoon, Steve will be going under the knife for his BAHA Implant surgery. This is a two hour surgery. The Doctor is going to make an 'H' cut just above and behind his left ear. I'll save you the gruesome details, but the Doctor will surgically implant a 4mm titanium screw in his skull. According to Steve, "Done...piece of cake!!" (easy for him to say!) The titanium screw will need 12 weeks to heal and completely 'fuse' with the skull. So, twelve weeks from now, September 8 actually, he'll go back to Sunnybrook and get 'fitted' with an audio processor that 'clicks' into the titanium screw. The audio processor will do the 'hearing' for him on my deaf side. He's excited and looking forward to the possibilities in these next few months.

Pray with us that all may go well in the surgery and the healing process is quick and painless, hopefully!!

To read about why this is happening to Steve, read here.