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Permanent tubes are generally made with a very large flange. The flange is often too large to place through the eardrum itself, or it would require an incision in the eardrum that would be damaging to the ear. In order to place most types of permanent tubes, an operation is required. An incision is the ear canal is made and the entire eardrum is lifted. A small trough is drilled into the posterior bony canal wall in order to accommodate the tube which is two to three times the size of a standard tube. The flange is then placed partially behind the bony middle ear wall in order to anchor it into position.

I should really remember not to read what they do when they operate.  Like when they operated on my arm last time too, to release a nerve.  I read about it and then I was freaked out. 

Ag no, I would have been better thinking it was just like normal tubes.  Like my kids have had too many times and I, countless times.  (Well, apparently according to the file that is going to be done as well)  Probably to relieve the pressure that is there already.

It just sounds plain gross. 

Well, I hope that after this operation today, my problems will be a thing of the past!

And why oh why do you have to be in the hospital hours before the operation???

9 responses

  1. Shame Good luck! What is wrong? Is it a type of grommets?

    March 16, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    • I have cronic ear infection. It’s not like a grommet, it is a tube that bypasses the Eustacachian tube. It gets implanted. And is permanent.

      A grommet is a whole in the ear drum and a tiny tube to keep it open for a short while.

      March 16, 2011 at 12:19 pm

  2. Ouch Mel that really doesn’t sound pleasant! Thoughts with you for an easy surgery and quick recovery!

    March 16, 2011 at 1:05 pm

  3. Hi. I’m a new reader of your blog 🙂
    This is exactly what I don’t do before an operation – because it freaks me out. I’ve learned that the hard way.

    March 16, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    • HI! Love new readers 🙂 lol Yes, I probably shouldn’t have but at least now I understand why I’m in pain this morning!

      March 17, 2011 at 8:50 am

  4. Tiffany Ambriz

    Thinking of you today Melany. Praying for a speedy recovery and that this really helps.

    March 16, 2011 at 5:06 pm

  5. Jen

    my thoughts and prayers are with you

    March 16, 2011 at 7:35 pm

  6. And how is it now? Are you feeling better?

    May 14, 2011 at 9:42 am

    • It’s much better! I can even hear now!

      May 14, 2011 at 9:56 am

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