cochlear implant surgery (Pt 1)

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June 14, 2011 by alansoh79

Wednesday 20 April 2011 was the day I did a cochlear implant surgery on my right dear dead ear. Preparations to do this operation begun sometime in late October 2010. You see, the ear is a dead one since birth. I checked in at the day operating theatre (Tan Tock Seng Hospital) at 8.30am, did the 4-hour surgery at 10.30am and was admitted into the observation ward for a night. For once every 4 hours, I need to do blood pressure test and body temperature reading throughout the entire night.

Thank heavens, there were no complications occurred. No fever. No vomitting. No headache. No giddiness. I was discharged the next morning and was given 15-day medical leave thereafter.

Upon instructions given by my specialist doctor, I consumed the entire course of antibiotics tablets and some painkillers provided (due to post-surgery pain). Post-surgery wound ointment was given, to be applied on the operated area, to help “speed up the healing process and to stop bleeding”. Thanks Mum!

To seek financial assistance, my family and I applied for medifund funding via my assigned medical social worker, Mr Yeo Chee Wei. For an estimated sum of $50, 000. Was surprised and grateful to receive news from Chee Wei on one morning in  late April that I was given full support funding of $50,000 for the surgical cost.

To show gratitude, I think it is time for me to do more good deeds!! 😀

Based on past experiences with similar patients, I was told by my audiologist and specialist doctor that I would need about 6 – 8 months’ time in order to see obvious results.

Will share more about it in my future blog entries.


I quite like this birthday card, which I received 3 weeks ago.

Don’t you agree with the words written on the card? True, isn’t it? 🙂


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