Friday, June 2, 2017

Traffic Jam in my Head

I've been getting over an ear infection that had my right ear clogged for about two weeks. It totally impacted my hearing, short term fortunately. It's still not perfect but much better. But the clogged sensation has moved to my nose and partly into my throat. I'm not sick, just clogged and it's fricking annoying. I went to the ENT (ear nose and throat) a couple of weeks ago. We started with antibiotics. Didn't really help. Then they drained the right ear, which hurt like holy fucking hell. Hurt and they told me not to move while poking a hole in my ear drum. Never again.  Anyways, with the myeloma and my lowered immune system we always lean towards being over cautious. So I went back to the ENT this week and they did a scan of my head, to make sure it's not some raging sinus infection. It's not, it's just going to take time to clear up. We did discover I have a deviated septum, which might explain why I wake myself up with my own snoring. (side note, I am rapidly becoming old).  Anyhow, here is one of the scans of my noggin.

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Berenson Oncology Success Rate

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