Tagged: semi-circular canal dehiscence

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I’m Going Deaf Today (Single Sided Deafness, That Is)

Yes, literally! After 10 months of ear problems , I am heading into my 6th (and hopefully) final ear surgery this morning at Johns Hopkins. [You can read about the previous 5 surgeries to address my semi-circular canal dehiscence and the crazy symptoms  here.] My symptoms these past months include severe dizziness and balance issues, vision problems (things blur when I turn my head and bounce around when I walk/move),  problems with...

Ear Surgery #5 – Trying to End my Noise Sensitivity, Autophony, Balance Issues and More 2

Ear Surgery #5 – Trying to End my Noise Sensitivity, Autophony, Balance Issues and More

While we have had a really wonderful few weeks homeschooling, the past several weeks have been extremely challenging for me in other ways.  I never imagined all the medical difficulties I would face. Tomorrow morning (today as you read this), I am going in for my 5th ear surgery since October. Along with other things, I seem to have semi-circular canal dehiscence in the horizontal canal.  My last surgery in...

My 4th Ear Surgery Tomorrow 9

My 4th Ear Surgery Tomorrow

Actually, this is my 11th ear surgery (plus 2 others for other things) if we’re truly counting… but tomorrow is the 4th surgery on my left ear since October.  It’s supposed to be a doozy. I have been spending a lot of time day dreaming about all the amazing things I’ll do when… I can drive again. I can talk again (without the sound reverberating around my head). I can...

My Debilitating Medical Problems and Crazy Symptoms 4

My Debilitating Medical Problems and Crazy Symptoms

This note made me choke up the other day. ED brought it along with breakfast one morning when I had fallen back asleep on the couch: This blog has been an incredible outlet for me the past couple of months because I have had some debilitating medical problems — all ear related.  I’ve really tried not to pour out my woes too much on the blog, but life has been...