This question is best answered by you - how have you previously done with experiences where your ears 'pop,' such as when you climb a mountain, go up an elevator, or other activities that cause changes in air pressure? If such situations do not affect you adversely now, then you should be OK traveling in an airplane. The caveat, of course, is if you or your parents were told anything differently when the surgery was done, and if the surgeon
has mentioned anything specific since then.
More interesting is the question about why your ear still bleeds almost a decade after the surgery. I would be interested to know when your last follow up was, how your hearing is in that ear, and if you have other symptoms or problems associated with the surgery that was performed so long ago. In general, after a few weeks, scars should heal and become part of your normal skin, with only subtle differences. Bleeding
that is still occurring this long after the fact indicates that there is some other source or problem with that ear. Please see either the surgeon that did the surgery originally, or another ear-nose-and throat surgeon (aka, otolaryngologist
) for a physical exam of that ear, as well as to ask this question in person to see if there is anything in your surgically altered anatomy that would pose a problem.