It’s going to be a little slow going around here for a while.
I had a mastoidectomy and tympanoplasty on the 18th and am not allowed to do any strenuous exercise for a week or two. I developed an infection in the mastoid process, a honeycomb-like structured protrusion of the skull you can feel if you press behind your ear. This infection basically ate the ossicles, the three minute bones behind your eardrum, and some other structures and left me unable to hear through that ear. They went in from behind the ear and cleaned out the infection. They also took a small skin graft from my arm and made a new eardrum for me, to keep out new infection and to, perhaps, someday facilitate prosthetics and hearing aids.
So maybe in a year or so they can replace those bones and stuff and restore my hearing, I’ll find out a bit more about that during my follow-up visit in a couple days.