Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ear Infections and Jeff Update



Have you ever had an ear infection?  They hurt and irritating.  I remember as a child I use to get them all the time, which was an early sign there was something wrong with my ear canal.  Well at least now I have ear tubes to help drain the fluid.  Also since I had sinus and ear infections throughout my 41 years and taking medication my body became resistant to oral medication and had to fight the infection with IV therapy. Watch the video to learn more.

Actually, it has been a several weeks now I haven't had any infection.  I know I was on some strong drugs during my 10 days hospital stay and 6 weeks of IV therapy but it is nice to know the fluid in my hear is draining, which prevents ear infections.

Here is a good link to learn more about ear infections: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ear-infections/DS00303

So while you are at it check out the difference between hearing things normal and those with moderate hearing loss.  
http://www.phonak.com/com/b2c/en/hearing/understanding_hearingloss/how_hearing_loss_sounds.html
 

Speaking of ear pain, infection, and other stuff the ENT thinks I might have loss my hearing recently due to meningitis but it is difficult to say because I was already on medication.  My ear pain is really bad at night and barely get 4-5 hours of sleep for the past several weeks.  I finally went to a pain specialist and got some good advice on how to deal with it better.  I hope it works.  It has been awhile since I have slept a full night.

I look forward to one day not having ear pain other than typical ear ache.  




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