My hearing is different. When I listen to stuff I've been working on in the recording situation, it just sounds different and I am at an unusual spot where I don't have adjectives to describe it. It's not bad, just different. I think it's why my guitar playing feels different also. I expect to hear one thing when I do this other with my fingers and I hear something slightly different. It'll just take a little getting used to. Maybe after I'm healed up I'll get a hearing test and see if I've lost some high frequencies. My friend who went through this said that she lost a little on the top of her audio spectrum.
The other being the hair. My head is half shaven, but the per the doctor, I was warned. ;) I'm going to try to get it symmetrical as soon as possible.
Thanks again to everyone who is commenting and offering support. I really do appreciate it. I read every comment and it really does help. Thanks!