Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ear and Life Update!

Hi Everyone! I feel like I have neglected this blog for way too long! I just wanted to say hi to all my stamping buddies and to let you know that I am still alive!

First I want to say thank you to all your positive comments and prayers about my ear. I have always felt that everything in life happens for a reason. There are lessons to be learned every single day. For those who don't want to read my last post and still be update here is the long story short - On Aug 2nd got hit hard in the ear with a water balloon, perforated my eardrum, had no pain, didn't know I hurt it so badly, about 3 hours later poured rubbing alcohol in my ear to "open it back" up, within 20 minutes became violently ill and dizzy, went to ER got better. End result - lost hearing and had nerve damage to my tongue.

The good news is that my hearing is nearly restored. I still have no taste on the right side of my tongue and it tingles constantly. There is a sensory nerve that controls part of your tongue that runs through the inner ear. I damaged it with the toxicity of the rubbing alcohol. I saw an inner ear specialist last week and there really isn't anything we can do but wait. It may take up to 6 months to heal. I am very blessed that I can hear again. The lack of taste has not kept me from eating either!!! LOL!

I've had a great summer. I have been playing a lot of golf this summer and working on improving my game. Some days are better than others! My kids are healthy and doing well. This summer we spent every single Wednesday (my day off) doing something extra special.
I can't wait to get back on the stampin wagon again! All the blogs I visit have been inspiring! I just finally got my first order from the new SU catalog. Thanks again for all your well wishes! My readers ROCK! Have a great day!!!!


Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh what good news about your hearing! That is wonderful! So glad to hear you had an awesome summer and that everyone is well!

Lauri said...

Glad you are on the way to a full recovery!!! and cannot wait to see you back in stamping land!

Gretchen Clark said...

I am so glad you are doing better...I was thinking of you today and just wanted to let you know;0) Happy Stamping!!!