Dont worry about whether you had replied or not, its not a problem, everyone has busy lives dont they. I agree with you 100% that the pain is tiring, being in constant pain makes everything seem harder work. You try not to get grumpy, but sometimes you just cant help it.
Ive given my ear pain a rating of 1 to 5, 5 being the most unbearable. Most of the time its 1 to 2 and the ifbrufen helps, i can even go without taking any, which i often choose to do, i worry about becoming reliant on them or that my body will get used to them and then be of no use. When the pain creeps up to a 3 then i do need to take them, and then quite often the ibrufen takes a while to work. When theÃ‚Â pain is a 4, it doesnt work at all, and i feel completely miserable and cant concentrate on anything. It has only been a 5 three or four times and i thought i would have to go to the accident and emergency to get them to do somethiing, at those times and even on a pain of 4 i get really miserable and cant understand why nobody is doing anything about it, ie the hospital, wheres my appointment etc etc, no one cares etc etc, but it has passed andÃ‚Â i have made it through to the morning, its always the worst at night, i suppose distractions during the day take your mind off it a bit more.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
I dont know why the pain fluctuates like it does, or why the pressure in my ear is worse on some days than on others, it doesnt seem to have any pattern at all. I can have a really easy day and then that night it just flares up, so i dont know.Ã‚Â I can cope with all the other symptoms, but the pain i cant.
Do you find that even tho you have hearing loss you are realy sensitive to certain types of noise?
Sometimes if someone is talking to me and not looking at me, ie: has their back to me, i usually only catch half of what they have said and now dont bother to reply, i am so sick of saying, sorry, what did you say!?Ã‚Â I find i often repeat back what someone has said to me, because i hear some of what they have said, and i fill in the rest with what i think it was, it can sometimes be quite funny, but as we know also frustrating. I have always thought that the balance thing was to do with dizziness, but ive noticed they are seperate things, sometimes I feel a bit light headed, like when you have got up too quick, but the balance thing, Ive felt completely normal, so to speak!!! and just walking along and its as if you have fallen off the edge of a pavement, seems to be no warning with that.
How old are your kids Lisa, are they at the hard work stage? Not they are not hard work at any age, but you know what i mean! Do you get the opportunity to rest when you need to?Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
Well, i suppose i ought to get on with the day, its 8.15am here, getting light outside now. I dont have a job at the moment, have had a couple of interviews, been in a bit of a quandry when they ask about my health, decided to wait now till after the MRI, at least then i will be able to tell the truth. But who will want to employ me if i do have a AN, another worry! sigh!Ã‚Â
Keep in touch Lisa, and take care
Best wishes Jacey