Yesterday started off being a very good day. I woke up looked in the mirror and thought, “Hmmm, my face looks a little thinner. Nah, must be the light.” So I stepped on the scales, and I have lost some weight! I lost 5 pounds! I was so tickled.
Then I had much to do, a friend was coming over to make us dinner so I wanted to clean up the kitchen a little and run to the grocery store for a few things. Yes, I planned to drive to the store myself.
I did actually DRIVE to the store, but Stuart did go with me. He wanted to get out of the house too. I came home, cleaned the kitchen, and even did a little out in the yard. Our friend came over and made us dinner. It was very nice.
I kept noticing that I really couldn’t hear our friend very well, but I often have trouble hearing him so I wasn’t worried. He and Stuart were talking and I decided to just concentrate on something else because I couldn’t keep up with 2 people talking, it was very hard, but I wasn’t upset or anything. I was glad they were having a nice discussion.
We decided we’d watch a movie. We picked one that had subtitles and I was fine with reading the movie. I was getting tired, but not overly so. I was using my amplifier in my right ear (the ear I can’t hear anything really out of without the amplifier). After the movie I took off the amplifier and realized my hearing in my left ear had dropped significantly.
We went to bed, I thought perhaps after a good nights sleep things would be back to normal. Unfortunately, when I woke up this morning, my hearing is still down. I don’t feel bad. I’m not dizzy. I do have a slight headache…still, but I often have headaches this time of year because of the weather changes.
I won’t lie, I’m scared.
I looked back at my posts after the last spinal fluid patches and the first symptoms to come back were, headaches and hearing loss. Within 3 days after my hearing dropped last time I had a vertigo attack.
We’ll just wait and see….and call Dr. Gray on Monday and see if I can get in to get my pressure checked. I think it would be better to know what we are dealing with on that front.