This morning we took a family trip to the ENT which lasted about two hours. First he saw the boys and they both still have fluid built up and are scheduled to have ear tubes placed a week from next Wednesday. Since they will already be sedated, Andrew will also have a skin biopsy done on his foot at the same time. He has a suspicious mole that is getting bigger (mainly due to his feet growing) but because of my melanoma history we aren't taking any chances.
Then he sent me for a one of those ear drum tests and my right ear drum is not vibrating and still infected. So they deadened my ear and then cut my ear drum open and used a vacuum to try and get the fluid out. He said my ear drum was very angry and had so much fluid that they couldn't get the rest of the fluid out without damaging my ear drum so I have to go back and have it done again next week. If it's still not any better then I'll be getting ear tubes too. Isn't that crazy? To go my whole life without ear trouble and then to get my first ear tubes at age 30, that's so strange. But hopefully it will clear up before we have to do that.
So then he gave me a steroid shot and new ear drops. The procedure itself didn't hurt because I was numbed up good but now I'm feeling really sick to my stomach and I think I'm more deaf and uncomfortable than I was before. I was really expecting this to give me some relief but I haven't gotten it yet. I'm not sure why I'm so nauseated, maybe due to the equilibrium issues?
I asked him why this would happen and he said probably partly due to the altitude but mainly he thinks I'm just very unlucky and that was about all the explanation he could give me. Yay me ;-)!!!