Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wish Me Luck

As I mentioned before, I was terribly sick at the beginning of this month. I think I had a virus, and then I got strep, and then an ear infection. The latter was the most pain I've had since child birth. Seriously...excruciating. I was sick for almost 3 weeks.

And I still can't hear out of this ear. It rings really loudly constantly and I feel dizzy when I first get up from lying or sitting down. Yesterday, I did a particularly hard exercise class and it made me feel like I was going to pass out a few times. For awhile I pretty much had no hearing in the ear. Now I have a little, but if I use it for the phone, the person on the other end sounds like they are speaking with helium. Weird, huh?

It gives me a little sense of what M goes through, since he doesn't hear out of his right ear. It is REALLY REALLY difficult in loud places. I'm sure he's more used to it, but still. It's awful. You can't hear anything properly or where any sound is coming from and it's all really confusing and stressful. I really hope we can get him a BAHA this year so he can hear out of both ears.

I've been through 2 rounds of different antibiotics and antibiotic ear drops, but I'm still not 100%.

So I have an appointment with an ENT today about this ear. I really want a magic fix. I am so tired of it. But I have this bad feeling that they're just going to tell me I "have to give it time." Wish me luck that they can fix me!

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