Thursday, March 13, 2008

officially .....


officially ....., originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

I'm not promising, but hopefully this will be the last fling of the pity party for my ear.

To recap, in late January a nasty little virus went for a rampage thru my inner ear, knocking out my balance, hearing and skin sensation. Although balance has compensated and there are no longer any sensation deficits, I can hear virtually nothing intelligible thru my right ear.

Well, that's not completely true. My everday life is accompanied by 'raging mountain torrent' or 'badly tuned radio' or 'fuzzy TV station' when it's not being punctauted by the whistles, clicks and pings of tinnitus.

Today was my second visit to the ear doctor. He confirmed my worst fears - the hearing loss is severe and permanent. Moreover, I am not a good candidate for a hearing aid as the loss is so severe. I am officially deaf in my right ear.

From now on I have to get used to a world in mono, never being alone and silent thanks to the tinnitus, difficulties following a conversation and being unable to listen to my Wee Guy if he walks on my right side.

Right now there is a full scale pity party in progress. Why me?

Feel free to leave motivational comments, virtual hugs or to tell me to get my ass back in gear and stop moping!

Thanks in anticipation.

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