Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Can You Hear Me Now?...

     Busy day today...saw the ENT doctor after arranging rides and bus schedules to get way across town.  I really HATE this not driving thing.  And, on top of that, I awoke with a bad dizziness again today...not the kind of thing I really want to experience while enduring the wind and rain of Seattle at a bus stop!

     Dr. Huh? turned out to be quite likeable...I name him this because he's an otolaryngologist...ear, nose and throat...but mostly I saw him for my ears!  He pounded around on my head, peeked into my ears and throat, took a somewhat surprising culture from my nose (they really should tell you when they're going to jam something in there!), and scheduled me for more tests.

     Dr. Huh? thinks I may either have sinusitis or mastoiditis...neither sounds great, but if one will explain my dizziness/vertigo, then I'll take it...as long as it's treatable, that is.  He laughed heartily when I told him my tale of woes and how Dr. She Who Will Not Be Named has tried to kill me...twice!  He commented that I am a "complicated" patient...I don't necessarily think he meant this as a "good" thing.

     So, tomorrow I go first to be tortured by Madam Z in physical therapy and then I'm off to get a CT scan of my sinuses and mastoid bones (bones behind the ear in the skull)...yet another filled and "productive" day.  Since I don't return to work until Thursday, I will have the entire day to run the streets (or limp them) and try to recuperate from my fatigue of returning to work this past weekend. 

     And on Friday, I will have a hearing test run in the morning...just to make sure when I'm ignoring someone, it's really by choice!

     Gotta go lay back down again...the computer monitor seems to be spinning a bit...or maybe I am...

    

    

2 comments:

pjorpeej said...

So far so good!  Sounds like he expects it to be something fairly uncomplicated which is *always* nice.  After all, uncomplicated usually means quick and cheap.  :)




mdmhvonpa said...

I had a co-worker once who was having neuro issues that ended up being a mass of compacted mucus in his sinus cavities pressing on the brain.  Good thoughts ... good thoughts.