Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Plug Your Nose...

I saw the specialist for my hearing yesterday.

It doesn't appear that I have any permanent hearing loss. Basically, I have a bunch of fluid and air backed up behind my right ear drum. He said the likelihood that there is any nerve damage in addition to the fluid build up is very very low, so we'll wait for the fluid to drain and if I'm still having trouble, I should go back and he will look for nerve damage. I don't expect to ever see him again.

As far as treatment goes, he said I could use some nasal spray or take a decongestant, but also said, and this was my favorite part, that he's not a fan of taking medicine for something that nature will take care of on it's own. I have to agree.

His suggestion to help the fluid drain more quickly is this:

Plug your nose and blow!
(Not my best look, I know!)

I always thought that popping your ears was bad for you, but he told me I couldn't really do it too much. And I have to say... it's already much better. He said it could take 4 to 6 weeks for complete recovery, so within the next 3 weeks we should know for sure. I have no doubt that God is performing miracle #... uhh... I've lost count. He's so good.

Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.
Then you will call, and the LORD will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
-Isaiah 58 :8-9