I then had to turn my treated ear skyward and lie on my good side. Dr Que-Hee put an alarm near my head and asked me to lay in that position for 25mins. I was in no pain but I did notice a dull ache. It certainly wasn’t the excruciating pain I had read about on a forum. That said I’ve been told in the past that I have a high threshold for pain. A man might have shed a tear, but not me. Go to your “happy place” and just push through.
After the 25mins I sat up and didn’t feel off balance. Dr Que-Hee told me that it should take effect within a few days.
The procedure cost me a few hundred dollars (AUD) much of which was claimable on my private health care. I recall some of the cost was rebated by Medicare (Australian public healthcare).
The treated ear needed to be kept dry until the incision in the ear drum healed, which took 3 to 4 weeks. Until then I used ear putty & a shower cap from the chemist to keep the ear drum dry.
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