Mar 23, 2013 - 12:30 am
Dan has been having left ear issues for a couple of weeks. His last treatment was Jan 15th, his treatment was primary left sided. So we are 9 and half weeks out of treatment.. After a week of complaining the RO prescribed antibiotics, 4 days later the ENT said that's fluid behind the ear drum, and prescribed steroids, a week later the other ENT Surgeon said that's still water behind the ear and inserted a tube, which at least brought back Dan's hearing and much welcomed relief. However, the last doctor mentioned that he thought the tube would open up again eventually, but that it was hit pretty hard with radiation. It almost sounded as if it might not open up again. We realize this would be a small loss if it were permanent, the tube does the same thing, but I didn't remember anyone else saying they had that problem... So I am curious if anyone has had temporary issues, and how long did they last? Or did anyone have permanent issues?
As always i appreciate your experience and thoughts...