Thank you, Okami! That really means a lot.
Had my appointment with the ear super specialist today and I will be having a surgical procedure on Feb. 1st to remove the vent tubes from my ears and plug the holes in my ear drums (vent tubes are placed in the ear drum to ventilate the inner ear in people with eustachian tube disorders) --but mine have been in for 4 1/2 years and the doc said they were waayyy past due to be removed. So we'll do that and let my ears heal up and see how things go. Hopefully I'll be able to wear my hearing aids again! And have less ear infections. I may have to have another procedure to put new tubes in, but we'll deal with that if/when it comes up.
Have 2 appointments downtown next week (cardiologist and neurologist --the 2 doctors that make up my dysautonomia team) and an uncomfortable diagnostic procedure the week after.
After that, I shouldn't have any appointments other than counseling for a while (I finish my allergy shots this month) --not until I have to go consult with the anesthesia people downtown within 2 weeks of surgery cause they are insisting that I do so to make sure surgery and anesthesia will be okay (though this wasn't done with my last 2 surgeries --the last 2, they just had my dysautonomia doc sign off that I was okay to have surgery). But I'm grateful they are being thorough --it shows they care!
Other than that, I'm looking forward to going to Austin the week after Christmas to visit my best friend. Will be taking a Greyhound again --will definitely insist they put the scooter under the bus (it comes apart easily) and not put me on the bus sitting on it so that there is no repeat of the scooter flipping over while turning incidents. XP
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
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