Friday, May 25, 2007

Pray...for my poor ears!

Well, any of you who have been reading my blog for a while, or who know me personally, also know that I have poor hearing. Doctors believe it to have been something that happened before or right after birth---in other words, I've had this loss all my life. The hearing aids I have right now, however, are able to bring my hearing up to what is considered a normal range hearing, so that I hear at the same level as any other peson with decent hearing as long as I'm wearing the aids.

That is, up until two months ago. That's when Eli got an ear infection. And that's when I started to notice that, even with my hearing aids, I wasn't hearing as good as I normally do. I let it go for a while, thinking maybe my head was just stuffed up or something. Then I went to my family doctor and got an anti-biotic. No good. I was still hearing poorly.

So today, I finally broke down and went to see a nose, ear and throat specialist. He ran a bunch of tests and examined my ears. His hope right now is that I got some kind of viral infection back in March, and that it possibly left behind some inflammation in my ears. He prescribed a very strong medication for me to take for one week to see if this clears it up. I go back next Friday to have more hearing tests done and another examination to see if there is any improvement. That would be the best case scenario.

No, I take that back. Best case scenario would be that God would heal my ears, and it would be obvious that it was Him! Worst case scenario would be that I go back, there's no improvement, and I need to have more tests, and so on and so forth.

So, that is why I am asking for your prayers. I'm not even asking for complete and perfect hearing (although that would be nice), I'm simply asking that God would bring my hearing back to it's 'normal' bad state :) Would you pray with me?

Where my hearing is now is really frustrating for me. I'm constantly saying 'What?', and there are certain frequencies that I simply can not hear, such as really high-pitched sounds---my oven timer, the smoke alarm :/ and other such things. (And as you can see, this could potentially be pretty dangerous!)

So anyway, that was a long explanation, but I would really appreciate everybody's prayers! Wouldn't it be awesome to go back to the doctor next Friday and say "Thanks for your help, but God already healed me?" :)


Anonymous said...

Will join your prayers (((hugs)))!

busybusymomma said...

Definitely praying for you... I have some hearing loss too, though not bad enough for hearing aids. Just enough that I'm forever asking people to repeat themselves or taking a moment to try to figure out what people just said. Makes me look really intelligent ya know! ;)

Elise said...

I missed out on this one, too, but I want you to know that you're scratched into my prayer journal...I will be remembering you *and your ears* to Him.


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