recovery, part two

It’s been a weird couple of days.  This is not really at all what I was expecting.  I guess I was expecting a headache or more of a jawache or something.  What I’m getting is this weird general uncomfortableness and numbness.  Occasional pain in the ear (especially if I accidentally lay on it or lay flat or sneeze) that is like a really bad ear infection – like being stabbed inside your head with an ice pick or something.  But that goes away pretty fast.  The pain pills do help with the weirdness.  I’m sure it’s that the nerves for the ear were cut and they are just vaguely starting to come back.  I’ve heard anywhere from a couple of weeks to months to never on when the ear starts feeling normal again.  In the meantime, it’s just kind of annoying, and it makes sleeping without drugs very difficult.  Just getting comfortable without being able to sleep on either just one pillow or on the right side is really difficult still.  I can at least sleep on the left now if I can manage to keep my head high enough.

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