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Wish me luck, not sure when I will be back :/

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    I go into surgery tomorrow, they are going to rebuild my right eardrum. The doctors couldn't really tell me how long it is going to be before I can function properly again, possibly up to a month - maybe more.

    I will be back on Hubpages as soon as I can function effectively enough again, although probably just to read comments and check my earnings. Maybe a few days, maybe a few weeks, maybe more.

    I am dreading it, although I am sure that I will be fine. I will miss this place. I expect tonnes of great hubs to read by the time I am back!


    1. Kidgas profile image80
      Kidgasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I wish you the best of luck, Ryan.  I hope you come through surgery with ease, don't have any nausea or vomiting, any complications afterward, and are feeling back at 100% as soon as possible.

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      AMBASSADOR BUTLERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I will be praying for a successful surgery to rebuild your right eardrum. Go in peace into this surgery. I wish you luck. May you have a fast and full recovery from this surgery.

    3. lakeerieartists profile image79
      lakeerieartistsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well that really sucks, but if you have to do it, you have to do it.  Good luck, hope you get through it with relative ease, they give you good drugs for the pain, and you heal up real quick.  smile  Now if we could just figure out how to speak directly to the computer to write your hubs.

    4. saleheensblog profile image60
      saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      come back soon, we will miss you, all my good thoughts for you.

    5. Stevennix2001 profile image91
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      omg, that's terrible. i had no idea you were going through something like.  well i hope the surgery goes well for you, and that you'll be able to hear properly very soon.  good luck to you, and you'll certainly be welcomed back upon your return.

    6. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Best wishes on your immediate recovery. Go back asap!

    7. thisisoli profile image72
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good Luck, surgery is pretty safe nowadays, although if you feel that you might want to bequith your Hubs to someone just in case... big_smile tongue

    8. kirstenblog profile image77
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ryankett - Good luck mate! Sounds unpleasant so I hope everything goes real smooth for ya. Here is to a speedy recovery big_smile

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      Richard Stephenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Best wishes Ryan!  I'm sure the surgery will go smoothly and you will be back at the keyboard quickly.  The number of people responding to your post says a lot about how well you are thought of here on HubPages.  We'll miss you.

    10. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
      schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good luck and a speedy recovery smile

  2. lrohner profile image83
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    We'll be thinking of you Ryan. Best wishes, and let us know how you're doing.

  3. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Good luck Ryankett. smile

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    Whikatposted 7 years ago

    Hi Ryan,
    Good luck, and a wish for a speedy and painless recovery. Looking forward to the stories when you return. Take care smile

  5. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    Good luck and hope all goes well!!!

    Just remember - the doctor isn't always right, it's your body and you know it. (The only piece of advice I have from being in hospital way too many times.)

    See you in a few days or weeks, and hopefully your earnings just keep going sky high in the mean time!

  6. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    much luck and be sure to rest so you can heal..big_smile

  7. waynet profile image75
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    Yes good luck Ryan...I had eye surgery awhile back...bloody eye lash got caught in my eye, had to get the tweezers on it!

    Er...being serious, hope all goes well!

  8. europewalker profile image77
    europewalkerposted 7 years ago

    Hope all goes well, you will be missed.

  9. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Best wishes from me too Ryan. smile

  10. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    I will be thinking of you, Ryan.  Best wishes on the surgery and a speedy recovery.  It won't be the same without you here - please keep us informed.

  11. alternate poet profile image67
    alternate poetposted 7 years ago

    Hope all goes well - and all your nurses are pretty ones, male or female depending on . . .

  12. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    we'll miss you Ryan. sending you warm wishes for a smooth surgery and speedy recovery. take care and rest. will be thinking of you tomorrow!  smile

  13. Aya Katz profile image89
    Aya Katzposted 7 years ago

    Good luck and heal quickly.

  14. Polly C profile image90
    Polly Cposted 7 years ago

    Good luck Ryan, I'm sure it will all be fine smile

  15. Mutiny92 profile image77
    Mutiny92posted 7 years ago

    good luck!  And hurry back!

  16. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    we'll send you some nice healing vibes and good luck to you - hope all goes perfectly!

  17. Kangaroo_Jase profile image82
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years ago

    When you get out from surgery, just make sure you rest easy Ryan. Preferably have someone else or a taxi get you home. Inner ear surgery plays havoc on your sense of balance.

    Oh, and don't try to move to fast either big_smile

    Good luck.

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      ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Don't worry Jase, I have arranged for a pick up!

      I expect to feel highly disorientated for at least a few weeks, and suspect that any foray onto this site will be undertaken on a laptop whilst lying flat on my back on my bed!

      As soon as I am able, I will report back!

      1. Mutiny92 profile image77
        Mutiny92posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        as he's thinking about a hub on inner ear reconstruction or nurse uniforms....

        1. waynet profile image75
          waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I'd like the nurse uniforms ones! lol!

          1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image82
            Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Ryan on his convalescence may write a hub on nurses uniforms.......just in time for Halloween Amazon sales lol

          2. blondepoet profile image75
            blondepoetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Geez what would be making him think of nurses?


            1. waynet profile image75
              waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Ding dong!!

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    Many thanks everybody, means a lot.

  19. bayoulady profile image69
    bayouladyposted 7 years ago

    We'll miss you!I'm sure your surgery will go okay!I have  a feeling you'll be back in the forums as quick as a fox!

  20. blondepoet profile image75
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    Look forward to seeing you bounce back with flying colours

    1. sofs profile image83
      sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wish you the very best,  get well soon , wish you a speedy recovery.
      God bless!

  21. Beth100 profile image75
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Good luck Ryan with the surgery and wishing you a full and speedy recovery!

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    klarawieckposted 7 years ago

    Ryan, I'll be praying for you. We will ALL be praying for you!!! (including Earnest, Mark Knowles, Cagsil and Beelzedad.) You'll be back in no time, brother!!! Wish you a speedy-Gonzalez recovery! smile All the best!

  23. Mighty Mom profile image85
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Forays onto Hub Pages whilst lying flat on your back using a laptop = sounds perfectly reasonable to me! I do that all the time big_smile.
    Seriously, Ryan. We all will keep you in our prayers and will eagerly await your return -- including a detailed hub (or series) chronicling your surgery and play-by-play on the recovery. For those of us unfortunates in the US, I bet we could learn a lot about how the British healthcare system REALLY works!
    Good luck and think positive.

  24. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Thank goodness she is in the UK. She will get whatever she needs in the way of care.
    The system works, despite it's being free. smile

  25. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    Good luck with your surgery Ryan. I am sure it will be fine. Hope it does not take you to long to get back into the swing of things, you will be missed.

  26. Mike Lickteig profile image86
    Mike Lickteigposted 7 years ago

    Good luck with your surgery.  I hope everything goes perfectly for you.  Take care of yourself.

  27. Daniel Carter profile image75
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    Ryan, perhaps jamming that sharp pencil in your ear to scratch the itch wasn't such a good idea....

    No really, on a serious note, I'll be thinking of you and sending all best vibes and good thoughts your way. Hope you recover well enough to hurry back.

  28. KCC Big Country profile image89
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Good luck with your surgery! I give you 3 days and you'll be back at it.  The burning desire to be on HubPages will far outweigh any discomfort from the surgery I'm sure.  LOL  Take it easy, get plenty of rest so that you can heal properly.

  29. CASE1WORKER profile image72
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    good luck, you are braver than me!
    as someone else said, watch the balance, you could be all over the place for a bit .

  30. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Good Luck mate..
    You have to really take care of your ears hmm
    It is prudent not to stick anything bar your elbow in them smile
    So I assume the surgeon has told you to not beat your own drum for at least 6-8 weeks afterwards hmm smile

  31. EmpressFelicity profile image74
    EmpressFelicityposted 7 years ago

    Good luck Ryan - hope everything goes smoothly.

  32. darkside profile image82
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    Best of luck Ryan and plenty of positive thoughts from this thread heading your way.

  33. LaMamaLoli profile image60
    LaMamaLoliposted 7 years ago

    Good Luck! Am sure it will go well and you will be back real soon.

  34. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    Good luck Ryan, Take Care.


  35. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Hope you recover quickly and hurry back before we have RK withdrawals. smile you'll be in our thoughts.

  36. CMHypno profile image95
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Good luck Ryan, don't push your recovery too hard and start working again too fast. Relax and let yourself heal

  37. A la carte profile image57
    A la carteposted 7 years ago

    Hope I am not too late in wishing you all the best:)

  38. Spacey Gracey profile image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 7 years ago

    Hi Ryan - sorry I missed this thread last night. I hope all goes well today. Let me know how it went - my son's ENT has talked about doing this but I have never known anyone who has had it done.

    Fingers crossed for good results.

  39. viryabo profile image86
    viryaboposted 7 years ago

    I wish you all the best Ryan. Goodluck with your surgery.

    There are positive thoughts and prayers for you from us hubbers, so i know all will be well with you.

    GodBless. smile

  40. Lily Rose profile image86
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    Best wishes, Ryan!  My thought will be with you.  Ear surgery can't be fun and I'm sure your equilibrium will be off for a while, hopefully not too long.  I hope the surgery is successful and I'm sure I can speak for all of us here in saying that we'll miss you in your absense.

    My thought will be with you.  I suspect we'll be hearing from you pretty soon!

  41. PegCole17 profile image97
    PegCole17posted 7 years ago

    Hoping for your fast and complete recovery. Many prayers for a complete healing. Hurry back.

  42. ns1209 profile image71
    ns1209posted 7 years ago

    Good luck - hope it all goes OK!

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    Thank you everybody for your kind messages, I managed to read many of them prior to my surgery via my BlackBerry.

    The operation was a success apparently, although there is tonnes of bandages and irodine or something in my ear... and it has swelled up to twice its size.

    I actually feel suprisingly normal today, although suspect that once the drugs have fully worn off I will have plenty of suffering left to do. Lots of stitches behind my ear, although apparently they dissolve hmm

    I go back in two weeks for them to take all the stuff out of my ear, and to check its all ok etc, I guess that at this point I will find out whether I need a hearing aid or whether my hearing has improved enough not to need one.

    Hospital was a very surreal experience for me, being put to sleep particularly. But I am very lucky to live near to one of this countries best hospitals, the whole experience was very impressive, the staff were great, and there were loads of them. I spent the whole of yesterday afternoon in a highly confused state, making no sense, and trying to escape for a cigarette at one stage (note to self: do not try and do anything whilst still clearly pumped full of aneasthetic).

    My only grumble was the food, but all well and good, they have a budget and they have to provide a good level of care within that budget... if somebody wants a full English breakfast then they can pay for it!

    Anyway, I still wont be around for a few days I suspect. The morphine is still propping me up I think... Just wanted to say thanks to all.

    1. thisisoli profile image72
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Glad it worked out okay, hospital food is definitely on the poor side, but the care is excellent, I was in theatre last year, and it was kind of a surreal experience, goodbye dignity!

      I am definitely missing the NHS though, darent go play soccer at the moment because of the risk of medical bills.

  44. alternate poet profile image67
    alternate poetposted 7 years ago

    well done and good luck          -  I said WELL DONE AND GOOD LUCK       -  Oh, never mind.

    Hope you keep comfortable while you are wrapped up  - and good luck.

  45. Sufidreamer profile image81
    Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago

    Glad that it all went well - the gift of three points last Saturday must have helped smile

    You should write a few hubs while you are on the morphine - they could be surreal comedy gold big_smile

  46. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    Any morphine fueled hubs yet?
    Could be interesting lol

  47. KevCC profile image74
    KevCCposted 7 years ago

    Good to hear (get it?) you're over the surgery and hope you'll be fit and well soon.

  48. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    In and among I missed this Ryan. I'm glad to hear you're over the op, in recovery and recovering well. You'll soon be back on form - get well soon! smile

  49. puter_dr profile image86
    puter_drposted 7 years ago

    Glad to hear the surgery went well.
    Look forward to seeing you back at full health.

  50. Lily Rose profile image86
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    Very happy to hear (pun intended!) that all went well.  I knew you couldn't stay away from here for long - I just got an email notification that you published a hub, so I came straight over to the forums as I knew you must have posted an update!

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      ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I am struggling! That hub was actually almost finished pre-surgery wink