As suspected, there is some hearing loss in the higher frequency ranges, particularly in my right ear. This is not a surprise to me. I used to crawl in with Maddy for a nap and, with how our bedroom was arranged at the time, I could pick between being able to keep an eye on things through the door but not hear so well on one side, or hearing better but not seeing a darn thing on the other. I had things stuck in my ears and up my nose and, well, let's just say I've never had those passages so thoroughly examined before. I never knew that I had a deviated septum, or that my ear canals are rather small.
Bottom line: there is fluid in both ears which could be contributing to the tinnitus. I could also just be suffering from tinnitus. We'll see. I've a prescription to try, to take care of the fluid in the ears, and a follow-up appointment in three weeks.
Nice doc. Too bad my next visit with him will be on his last day; he's moving to NC and to start a private practice. I predict he'll do fine.
Ahem. I did not mean to be so dramatic or mysterious about quitting the thing I quit the other night. Good grief. It was a club that I've belonged to for years... but didn't want to belong to anymore. Haven't wanted to for quite some time. That is all. I'm not quitting The Quit, or the blog, or my job!
Look what arrived on my porch today! I could not have received my Sweet Treats Special Swap package on a better day. Sheri from The Loopy Ewe sent this package of goodies, and in a bit of a switch-up this time around, she will not be the recipient of mine! Nearly everything has to do with chocolate, because that's my first choice for treats! All my favorites and I don't have to share -- little bags of Butterfinger, Mounds, Milky Way, and BIG CUP Reese's Peanut Butter Cups! I didn't even know there was such a thing as BIG CUPS!! There's some fun stuff for the bath, a book all about chocolate with some delectable recipes, a memo pad, and some stitch markers. The stitch markers will come in handy when I knit the Ethereal Fichu, a pattern by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer, that was sent with a hank of merino laceweight from The Plucky Knitter in a color called Cherries Jubilee. Jubilee, indeed! With chocolate on top. It's wonderful, delectable stuff... and by all recent indications, I think I should be knitting lace! Thank you, Sheri. And, as always, thank you to our Swap Mama Lynne.