Hi: Sorry it's taken me so long to get back on here after my ear surgery. Those who know me, know I don't have a computer at home so I am at the local library right now. Anyway, everything went went, but I still don't know if I will get all the hearing back in my right ear. It still feels like I have water in both ears. The doctor says that is the packing, which I guess will eventually be absorbed. The doctor said he found a lot of scar tissue in my ear and in a place he said was unusual. He said after removing the scar tissue, he was able to get the hammer in the middle ear to work. If this surgery is unsuccessful, I will have to go in for another procedure, but at this point, I am going to remain optimistic that no more surgery will be necessary. Now I just have to remain patient! They gave me Vicotin for the pain so I've been pretty comfortable. I had wondered if they would give me anything more since I am already on morphine for the FMS pain. The first couple of nights after surgery was kind of rough, but that's to be expected. And I ended up not having to spend the night! It's so much better to be home in your own bed! I am pretty much back to my normal activity. I have to keep both ears dry. Today I went back to swimming (of course no diving in the water!) My husband is also doing well and taking his meds everyday. So he is feeling much better mentally. I am off work this week as the college I work for has closed down. We plan to do a few things this week depending on my energy level. I would have put this message on the "To-do List" post, but I didn't see it. Anyway, I read the last "to-do list" and thanks everyone for all your good wishes and your concern for me. I hope everyone is doing okay and had a good Christmas. I am sure everyone is tired today. For those who traveled, have a safe journey home! I will be back to work on January 3rd, but hope to get back on here again before then. Take care everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Ellen P.S. The nurse had to put the IV in my hand, but I told her I had FMS and was very sensitive to pain. She numbed the area first and it made all the difference! Of course it meant getting poked an extra time, but it definitely helped!