Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Med update

It’s been 2 weeks since I went to the regional house to recover from my ear infections and I’m still in Dakar. The pain in my ears is gone (mostly, except for painful pangs now and then), but the ringing hasn’t stopped and I’m really sensitive to loud noises and some vibrations. I’m due back to the Ear Nose and Throat Doctor tomorrow for a check-up. It’s possible that the ringing will eventually just fade away. Fingers crossed. But for the time being it’s just a really subtle high pitched constant ringing (sort of like how your ears feel after going to a loud concert). Some sounds are painful and make me cringe a bit, but other than that I’m back to normal. I’ll be in Dakar until the end of the week for my mid-service medical exam and then it’s back up to site finally (inchallah!). Because of the trauma to my ear drums though I may now be more susceptible to infection so I may be put on some kind of allergy medicine for the remainder of my service to keep the congestion down and the infections away. Anyway, I just wanted to post an update because I got a lot of concerned messages from people after my last post and I wanted to let you all know how I was doing. So thanks for the concern. After a nice long rest down in the lovely eternal springtime weather of Dakar I’m doing much better.

I’m still just hoping the ringing in my head will stop.

1 comment:

EllenJulia said...

Glad you're doing better!