here's mr ebbandflo giving his wife a cuddle.
mr ebbandflo worked from home today so he could come with me to my ear specialist appointment. i am so glad he did - it wasn't great news as most of the hearing in my right ear is very damaged and may never return. until today i still held out a lot of hope but now, not so sure. the doc has put me on a course of steroids for 12 days to see if anything can be salvaged at this late stage.
(side note: the side effects of steroids can be euphoria - mr ebbandflo might be in for a fun night!!)
but anyways, my balance is much better - i can stand without swaying (too much), i don't fall over so much when i'm trapped in the garage without the light on (such fun) and the continual puking due to nausea of vertigo is a thing of the past (that was The worst). my wee guy now tells me where he is in the house, since i cannot tell what direction the noise is coming from (recently "ow! i hurt my leg! ow ow ow! " followed closely by "mummy - i'm in my bedroom"
and today i could hear the tuning fork hearing test in my right ear so maybe there is a slow improvement there anyway. i'm not going to give up on it!
medical note: labyrinthitis with both balance and hearing loss is very unusual. please please please, if anyone reading this suffers acute hearing loss like this, make sure the first medical person you see gives you a course of steroids to protect your hearing. in my case, it may have stopped me from becoming deaf
Thursday, February 28, 2008
here's mr ebbandflo giving his wife a cuddle.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
She's not a demanding animal but will seek you out during the day on her own terms.
She loves The Wee Guy, even though he deosn't play fair with her. She's been my close companion on days when I can hardly move due to the vertigo and has firmly anchored me to the sofa under my woollen throw.
She's a rescue cat and somehow they always seem just little more grateful - Griz, it's a two-way street. We're glad we found you too.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Life goes on uninterrupted in the Elysian Fields of Etsy. Another batch of sellers, including one of the top ones, has had their shops closed, reportedly without any alert or previous notification from high command. Hmmmm .............
And meanwhile, check out the title of the chat room at the bottom of the list on Etsy's Community pages ........... either funny or cruel depending on who set it up (it says 'created by Etsy') but it's very apt for today's events.
And PS: offsite activity eg. blogging, flickr is taken into consideration when accounts are muted, banned or terminated (listen to Policy here) - be aware; little bro is watching you!
Friday, February 22, 2008
Well for the last month I've mostly had my head in a bucket, but now I've begun walking upright once more I have made an awesome discovery - Amy Winehouse. Her voice is incredible, her delivery outstanding and her personal life addictive.
Browsing YouTube one dizzy afternoon, I realised I had never heard her sing. Two hours later I was head-over-heels in love!
This video is my favourite (do yourself a favour and click 'play').
Amy - take care of yourself girl!
Oh, and PS: don't forget the TransCanada Etsy Team sale going on until 24th!
Monday, February 18, 2008
You can see participating shops here:
the TransCanada Team blog
My sale contribution is a BOGO - buy one regular priced item and get the second one half price (excluding supplies and destash). Put "TransCanada" in the message to seller at checkout and either wait for a revised invoice or pay and get a refund.
... and visit me at ebb and flo
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Once I woke up and shook off the vague nausea and dizziness that accompanies each change in position these days (a real drag) I managed to get some knitting done and also photographed some of this week's jewelry making. There's also an order of earwires whirling around in the tumbler this evening so I'm feeling at least a little bit productive. Maybe the housework tomorrow??
..... little steps!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
but i feel so sleepy today.
we didn't go out, i avoided driving cos i was worried that the vertigo would come back. the wee guy and i have hung around the house (it's raining heavily outside anyway) and baked cookies, made a new batch of playdough and watched Stuart Little 2.
i'm still deaf in my right ear though, and this is getting me down a lot.
but i seem to have made it off the gravol ........ little steps
Thursday, February 14, 2008
my ear is still deaf, my hands are a little shakey and my balance isn't back to normal but today i felt like making something
.... and these are what happened!
Friday, February 01, 2008
Not fun (and yes, I flew back with this little beauty all the way from Scotland).
illustration courtesy of Miller's Dissection of the Dog by Evans and de la Hunta