End of the Road – Yep…

So this is the end of a medical road embarked on in October... 2 separate doctors, 2 CAT scans, 1 month total spent wondering if I have brain tumors, and 6 months wondering if I can ever really wear my left hearing aid again... The answer is... No. There's just too much damage to my left auditory nerve for any currently accepted methods of medical conveyance to allow me to hear without the accompanying massive tinnitus onslaught. I can hear out of my left ear, it's just the damage is so severe that…Read more …

Mixed Blessings, pt 2

So I had the shot done. It hurt a bit, but not really so bad... <cross fingers, hope I don't wake up tomorrow in complete pain> In any case, I have to have a hearing test next week. If there's no change, then we assume the shot does nothing... and that's it.  Last night I had a weird dream, where a dream-made location struck me as deja vu in a lucid dreaming state. In the dream, I realized that this place was familiar... yet I'd never been there before, so it's a place…Read more …

Mixed Blessings

So today was a day of mixed blessings. Let me summarize: 2 Weeks ago, my ENT informed me that their research as to why I was suffering massive tinnitus had reached a point where they had 2 basic diagnosises: Either the auditory nerve/neural pathway from my ear to my brain was fried OR I had tumors. I was scheduled for a CAT scan a week after that. I had the CAT scan last week on my brain (fast, painless procedure, really) and then had to wait another week. The last week has sucked…Read more …