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I went to Memphis to the Shea Ear Clinic. The developed the procedures they use. I saw a dr. who has a degree in aerospace engineering, decided he didn't want to do that, went into something else, taught college for a while then deciding his true calling was medicine....he eventually ended up specializing in vestibular disorders. He's quite an impressive Vitae which they sent with the packet of information for me to complete.
The second confidence boost was learning that they try to do everything within a week time frame because people come there from all over. I met people from all over the US. Very impressive facility.
I met with dr., no wait, testing, no wait, dr. no wait, procedure no wait. I have Meniere's Disease, I could have three procedures which they started the afternoon of my initial appt., the next day and the next day. It has a 90% chance of working, a smaller chance of improving and a minimal chance of no change. It has a 50-50 chance of not helping the tinnitus (ringing in the ears) a 75% chance of improving the pressure in the ears. I need to be on a low sodium diet, one cup of coffee or tea a day. walk daily outside for 30 minutes, no chocolate (OH NO) and I need a diuretic and potassium (offsets the loss from the diuretic). If this series of procedures doesn't work, there are other things. It probably won't help the positional vertigo, if I turn too fast stuff, but that's minimal. I guess I should say I had it done starting that day.
I get teary eyed just thinking that I can never thank CM enough for her encouragement and research she did to help me find this place. It was awesome.
CM words don't express cannot express how grateful I am to you! What a difference you've made in my life!!! MY Quality of Life!!!!! My sincerest and heartfelt thank you! I want to give you a great big teary-eyed hug!!!! maybe even crying hug...you just don't know!!!! I can't express it.