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9 years ago 0 goofy 1044 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
CM, If you are still around - an update.  I will be dizzy free one year on May 10th this year.  I started my 10 week stretch of dizziness the first of this month last year.  I've seen the doctor twice for follow up.  I'm back to work at the alcohol/drug rehab center and working 40 hours a week instead of 7 - 11 hours a week.  My dizziness still persists with positional vertigo.  Which means if I turn to quickly it takes a while for my head to catch up with the rest of me and throws me off balance.  Now that I'm doing so well with the other, the Dr. and I are working on this.  I can drive again, babysit, heck, do anything again.  My depression plummeted when I was dizzy and I'm regaining my progress on my depression.

I thought oh no, it will take me forever to get back where I was pre-dizzy, but NO, it happened relatively quickly compared to the first 5 years.  It took less than a year!!!!  That's the great news.  I know if I have a setback that I can get back where I was and continue to make strides.  
I hope you are still around from time to time to hear my update.  I still appreciate your encouragement in finding an answer and treatment to my Meniere's Disease.

Hi Ya Goofy:
 
Just wondering how you are doing?
 
Are the treatments alleviating your dizziness?
 
cm
Hi Ya goofy:
 

I am so happy for you, when I read your post I had the biggest smile on my face & I cried.  Tears of joy of course, you made my day!

 

You have made a difference in my life too, just knowing that I played a small part on your road to recovery means a lot to me.  As Samantha said you deserve a good quality of life.
 
I wish you all the best & hope the treatments work for you.
 
Take care, your friend
 
cm
 

 

 
10 years ago 0 Rebbie 121 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Welcome back, Goofy.   I'm glad to hear you're making some success.   You've been missed!
10 years ago 0 Strength18 217 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hi Goofy,
 
Thanks for the update! I am overjoyed to hear that you are making some progress in regards dizziness! Keep us posted on this, this might be just what you need right now! 
 
Strength
Hi Goofy,
 
I am glad to hear that you are making progress on this issue.You sound excited and pleased with the way these appointments and procedures have unfolded. You deserve a good quality of life and hopefully this latest development will be the answer. Keep us posted on your progress and let us know how you make out. I'm sure that CM will be thrilled to hear about this!
 
 
 
 
Samantha, Health Educator
10 years ago 0 goofy 1044 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
oh oh oh
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.
 
Goofy
 


Hi Ya Goofy:
 
Hooooooooooooray & congratulations.  I am excited for you too.
 
Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better.
 
I will be waiting to hear how your appointment goes.
 
Take care.

 
 
 
 

10 years ago 0 goofy 1044 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Thanks Strength, I appreciate you!  and your thoughts!!!!
10 years ago 0 Strength18 217 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Thanks for the update Goofy, I have been wondering about you. Hopefully you will get some answers at your appointment in May! This dizziness needs to get under control! Just want you to know you are in my thoughts.
 
Strength 


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