Apr 03, 2013 - 3:09 pm
I went to the ENT today- couldn't take not hearing anymore. He drained my left ear and installed a tube . I can hear again. Hearing is still not what it was 4 weeks ago but at least I can hear out of my left ear. I told the doctor I joined this foreman and learned a few new words. Lymphodema - I asked if what was under my chin was lymphodema - his answer " maybe" I asked if it could have anything to do with my ear- answer" probably not" I asked how can I drain the fluid- ans " you probably can't " I asked if I would have this tube the rest of m life - ans " maybe" will my god given ear tubes ever work again - ans - maybe- next word " neuropathy" - ans " not his field" I think this doctor is a great surgeon. You can't even tell that I have an incision on my neck unless your looking for it. I am going to see my radiation oncologist tomorrow and see if he has any answers. Wen the ENT drained my ear a few weeks ago he said he was concerned that maybe the cancer came back- but said today he is much more comfortable that it was only an infection as everything looked good today and was not as concerned as the last time.