I had cochlear implant surgery last Thursday on October 15. It was planned for months, and the timing couldn’t have been better, since the last of my hearing faded away while I was watching the Marlins/Cubs game on the 12th.
I was discharged from the hospital on Friday, and have been recuperating at home ever since. The doctor said I shouldn’t even think about returning to work until Thursday at the earliest.
Originally, I thought I would be able to return to work today, the Monday after the surgery. Now I see that this thought was so, so naive. I underestimated just how bad the side effect of vertigo would be. It damn near killed me. For three days, I was unable to move without experiencing powerful multiple spasms of vomiting. This made going to the bathroom a particular nightmare.
Today I got some food in me for the first time, food that at least stayed put. And I’ve been catching up on the SDMB, although my time tonight will be brief, since I’ve got an amazing headache.
Now I know what it takes to get me to stay away from the SDMB for five days.