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?