Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
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Settling Sleep Accounts

Lisa's tinnitus continues to get worse. She's reporting as many as four separate tones in her ear, and she's convinced that it won't be long before she loses all hearing in her left ear. This depresses her, because she was proud of her super-sensitive hearing. OTOH, she says she'd rather be deaf in one ear than have to put up with the constant noise, which is like an electronic alarm clock. A consequence of it is that she can't get restful sleep, sort of like how I was before I got my CPAP machine. So yesterday evening, she fell into bed exhausted before 6 PM. I was up only about an hour later myself, as I realized that I was feeling pretty tired -- I have probably been on sleep deficit since before Norwescon, let alone the days in Montreal. I awoke about 11 hours later, feeling remarkably refreshed. Although I'm prone to hibernation, that was a long time asleep even for me.

Lisa, unfortunately, was awakened by her ear sometime around 4:30 AM. We have another appointment with her ear doctor for next week -- the earliest appointment we could get when I called late week -- but are not hopeful. She primarily expects to be told how much more of her hearing has gone away in the left ear. With an MRI having shown nothing, it's really unclear if there's anything the doctor could possibly do. Nobody should have to go through slow torture by sound like this.
Tags: health, lisa, tinnitus
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