Thursday, April 9, 2009


I went to an ear, nose and throat specialist today. Dr Williams' office had set this up. I have gotten hearing back in that right ear (the left was not affected by the shingles). Dr Rowland said that since I got to Dr Williams quickly when the shingles broke out, and since she got me on the antiviral and steroid medications right away, I should have no permanent damage to my ear. They did a hearing test with me sitting in a soundproof room pushing a button when I heard a tone. The right ear was about ten percent weaker than the left - I think that is not all because of the shingles. They will retest in a few weeks.

Actually, I think I'm doing pretty well with the shingles, although there seems to be both breaking out and healing going on at this time. I did not have any pain for a few days, but about 2 o'clock this morning, I had to take a pain pill. C'est la vie!


Yesterday I finished the gold shawl I posted about last week. Today I worked on the other two that I started the same day - one at home, and one at the doctor's office. I want to finish at least one of them before I start anything else.


Yesterday I did two approximately one-hour stints of mowing, with lunch and knitting in between. The exercise is probaby the reason I slept very well last night - but why was I sleepy today?

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

I did not know shingles could affect the hearing--good to know, and good luck with yours. I don't hear fire alarms without my hearing aids, so I don't have any leeway left and am careful with what I've got.