Full Circle

I am working on a setting up an appointment with audiologist #2 (who will forevermore be referred to as “my audiologist”) to pick out hearing aids.  Deja vu, anyone?

I went to the ENT today.  First, let me say I loved Dr. O.  He is awesome.  Very knowledgeable and personable.  Just a great doctor, so that was good.

I started out by telling him I had two conflicting audiograms and he jumped right in and said we’d re-test, so re-test we did. Continue reading »


Craptastic

Today was my audiology appointment with the new audiologist.  When we started out, I asked if she had my audiograph from the first appointment, and she looked at me funny.  I told her my DVR counselor sent it to her a week ago, and she went to her desk and found it, unopened, in an envelope on her desk.  Awesome.

As she sat and looked at it, she kept saying it was “odd”.  I asked her what she meant, and she said that for someone my age, it was not a typical sensorineural hearing loss presentation.  It seems that a “normal” audiograph for sensorineural hearing loss will show normal hearing range in the low tones, and then gradually decrease as the tones get higher, making a downward slope on the graph as the loss progresses.  Mine is the exact opposite, with the loss at its worst in the lowest tones, and gradually getting better and reaching the normal range in the high tones. Continue reading »



Hearing Aids on the Horizon

I had my DVR meeting yesterday.  The good news?  My hearing aids are going to be covered 100%!  The bad news?  My counselor did some price shopping and said that the other local audiologist offered the SAME hearing aids that my doctor recommended for $700 less PER hearing aid.  Of course they’d rather save $1,400 than let me continue with my audiologist, but then this slows everything down because now I have to go to a NEW audiologist for a NEW evaluation and kind of start over there.  If my doctor could compete, I could order the hearing aids right now.  NOW! Continue reading »


Crazy Day

Today has been hectic.  Calista had off school early, so I had to get her.  Dismissal is supposed to be 1 pm.  At 12:55 pm I got up from my desk to go get her (school is right across the street from my work) and I see her walk in the door!  This is the SECOND time she’s shown up at my work on an early dismissal day BEFORE school is supposed to be out.  I called the school to confirm the ED time and they said “1 pm” so I asked why it was that my child arrives at my work up to ten minutes BEFORE 1 PM because she’s let out before I even get there to get her?  No good answer on that, other than, “Classes getting ready a bit early.” Continue reading »


And There You Have It!

I had the CT scan this morning.  You know those two, big, nasty drinks I had to have before hand?  What they don’t tell you is when you arrive, there’s more to drink!  Gah!

I drank yet another glass of the stuff and then laid on the table.  They put in an IV and explained that I would be receiving contrast through it.  He said my face would feel flush, then it would feel like a warm sensation running down the back of my throat, and then it would feel as though I was wetting my pants, but I wasn’t.  Pardon?!  And wouldn’t you know…. that’s exactly what it felt like as they administered the contrast through my IV.  Heh.

The process was short and easy and took no more than 10 minutes. Continue reading »