Thursday, August 28, 2014

Enzo's First Dental Visit




Meniere's Disease Update



Yesterday I had my follow-up with my ENT.  He reviewed my hearing tests and stated that at this point we will continue with the low sodium diet.  He stated that there are several ways to treat the disease and over time the effectiveness of each treatment can diminish. 
 
He stated that once the low sodium no longer gives positive results then he will put me on a diuretic.  After that eardrum injections and lastly – surgery.   

I stated that several people have had success with Acyclovir and asked if that would be something for me to try and he said no.  He stated that there is no known cure and although some people may have had success it’s not successful for all.  In several studies of cadavers and double blind studies nothing has stood out pointing to a viral infection causing Meniere’s.



He stated that the University of Iowa is leading in Meniere’s research.  He stated that they do several research studies but mainly with people who’s Meniere’s has advanced.  He also stated Dr. Rauch in Boston is well known for treating people with Meniere's.   

He stated that I’m lucky we caught and diagnosed it early.  And that we will continue to monitor it.

He stated once my hearing starts to deteriorate then he will refer me to a Doctor at the Hearing and Balance Institute in North Florida.  I’m hoping that won’t happen :)

I’m continuing with my upper cervical care and natural supplements to help treat the symptoms and hopefully slow the hearing loss.

At this point I’m having good and bad days but more good days so that is keeping me hopeful!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Summer Fun

It's hard to believe this is the last weekend of summer.   Next week Addison starts Kindergarten ::tears:::  She is excited but not nervous as she has went to this school since she was 2.  She's going to continue doing gymnastics but also start Run Club.  


 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Summer Pics

While dealing with all my health issues, life still goes on as normal.  Some pics from the last six weeks.

Tire swing fun at a friend's house

Partners in crime



We've been golfing a lot lately.  It feels good to be back on the course.








Physical Therapy

Reading to her students


My Mom and I took Addison to a Sleeping Beauty play



My first cousin and her family visiting from Nebraska

Co-worker's wedding

Co-workers/Friends at wedding

My quest to eat healthier and less sodium - Avocado Egg Salad with no mayo


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