Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Health Update

On Sunday, I was blessed to have a lady in the church ask to watch Izzy!!! What an answer to prayer as I had my hearing test and final ENT appointment today. She and her children eagerly took Izzy to their place to play pretty much all day which gave me a little time to myself. I enjoyed a nice hot lunch at Ikea and then picked up a few items for the new place. It was great to be able to look around a bit in areas outside the children section. :)

I was also pleasantly surprised by my waiting times for both my hearing test and ENT appointment. I was out of the clinic by 3:15 (test was at 2 and appt at 2:30) and then the waiting for my prescription took place. I waited longer for that than anything but anyway... it was nothing compared to Mike's wait when I first went to the ENT.

The test showed that my hearing was totally normal which I was actually quite surprised by as I still have some cloudiness. I feel that I'm probably at the lower end of normal hearing as I know I've got some hearing loss but at least it's still in the range of normal. I praise God for that as I was starting to be convinced that I was going to have to deal with the lack of hearing I was experiencing. When I met with the ENT, she said everything looked great and there was absolutely no need to come back. Yeah! What wonderful news to hear! And she was convinced that the cloudiness I still have is due to a cold/stuffy nose so she gave me some meds for that.

But I did take a minute to ask about my balance issues. Those of you that don't know... about 5yrs ago I went through a variety of testing to find out why I was experiencing motion sickness so badly. Within about 5 minutes of being in a car, I would be puking. But anyway.... turns out I have about a 20% loss of ability to balance on my own. I went through physical therapy and life was great. Then we moved to Hong Kong... where modes of transportation are ferry rides, crazy mini-buses, double decker buses around stop and go traffic (makes me nauseous to even think about it) and curvy roads. And after the 1st year, things started to go downhill again. Though it's not nearly as bad as it used to be... I still have to be careful where I sit on public transportation and other little things. She quickly said that she would just get me into the same type of PT but then stopped and said she couldn't do that because I don't have my old test results and they would want to know exactly where the problem lies. And she said she didn't want me to be tested until Baby Bob arrives because it's a lot of pushing, bouncing, etc... not good for the baby.

So all that to say.... my hearing is normal and there's not much more they can do for that. I will always be extra sensitive to ear infections so I will always have to watch the amount of water that gets in my ears, etc... And come next Nov/Dec I will be able to get my balance issues worked out yet again!!!! It was a good day and I'm thankful that God has healed and provided the things to be taken care of. I see the light at the end of the tunnel, I've found hope... now if this baby sickness would go away on the 1st day of week 12... that'd be AWESOME! LOL

Thanks so much for all your prayers!!!

1 comment:

Rachel Benz said...

Glad to hear you are doing better! When is the appointment for baby?