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Frustrated and scared

Yesterday's ENT visit confirmed that I still have both bacterial and fungal infections going on, and no discernable healing on either eardrum rupture. When I expressed disappointment about this, the ex-ENT sarcastically asked, "Are you always this glum?"

He also asked again about smoking and diabetes (no and no)... which apparently are two factors involved in ongoing otomycosis.

Ever since this thing started, I had a very strong feeling that it was related to the antibiotics I took for a bladder infection a few weeks before. Last night, I came across an article that suggests that fungal infections following antibiotic treatment can be more resistant to antifungal medications.

I feel simultaneously validated and worried and helpless.

I need to find a practitioner of integrative medicine in the Chicago area that I can work with. I've got so many tabs open for so many doctors... my head spins whenever I go back to them. I've reached out to my wonderful KC GP for advice on finding someone here who is like her.

This thing has made me nervous about driving (can't hear things coming from my right side; I have only driven on the freeway maybe two times in the last month), and that combined with the onset of ice and the several weeks of sickness (we all got cases of post-Christmas crud) has made me feel very isolated and lonely. I am constantly asking people to repeat themselves. And today I woke up with an all-new exciting symptom: dizziness.

I just want to curl up with my pens and yarn and Netflix and never move again. Not sure why I'm posting. Just hoping to hear some soothing noises, I suppose.


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Feb. 1st, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
Ugh, that's awful!! Sending you good vibes from here. Sounds like finding the right doctor will help a lot.
Feb. 1st, 2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
Soothe, soothe. This all sucks, so there's some more validation -- you're right to be upset and worried about it. Good luck finding a more useful and sympathetic doctor.
Jill Cook
Feb. 1st, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
Your ENT is a jerk. I hope that you get a good rec for a new one, soon. Big hugs.
Feb. 1st, 2013 10:45 pm (UTC)
So sorry this has hung on and hung on. Get well now (sooner than soon)
Feb. 1st, 2013 10:52 pm (UTC)
hi, tried this a minute ago. get well.
Feb. 1st, 2013 11:37 pm (UTC)
Oh I'm so sorry to hear this. The guy sounds like he played hooky through then entire "how to be a human being" part of medical school, and it sucks that this is happening and is so scary.

Big love to you my darling.
Feb. 2nd, 2013 02:55 am (UTC)
That is el sucko. *hug*
Feb. 2nd, 2013 06:14 am (UTC)
Oh man, that's terrible.

Hey, you should email me your address.
Feb. 2nd, 2013 08:22 am (UTC)
I send you a basket of soothery. Soothingness? Soothing noises, anyhow. Good ones.
Feb. 2nd, 2013 01:23 pm (UTC)
:-( I'm sorry, that sounds really sucky.
Feb. 2nd, 2013 01:52 pm (UTC)
Gosh that all sounds awful. I'm so sorry your body isn't functioning as you desire right now.

We got the purses yesterday! They are wonderful. So far they are going back and forth arguing about who gets to have which one. Both are desirable for different reasons so the fighting is switching back and forth. It's more charming than it sounds. :D

Thank you very much for your wonderful presents. They are being shown off and appreciated lots. :)
Feb. 2nd, 2013 02:23 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful! I'm so glad to hear this!

It was mystery yarn, but I suspect it would felt up and shrink a lot if it goes through the wash, so just a heads-up there...

I'd love a photo of them with their bags, if you're comfortable sharing that with me! And thanks for the kind words.
Feb. 2nd, 2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
Oh man, that's awful. :( I'm sorry. I hope the KC doctor can help you find someone--I didn't appreciate how great she was until I encountered a few other less awesome doctors.
Feb. 4th, 2013 06:56 am (UTC)
I'm really sorry.
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