emotions · Medical/Dental · Mental Health · recovery

Structural and Emotional Improvements

I’m proud of myself today even though it was a trying one. The jaw surgery is behind me.  It was minimally invasive and uneventful. The doc used a tiny scope and instruments the size of knitting needles to clean out the arthritic tissue. The recovery has gone better than expected, too. I could not ask… Continue reading Structural and Emotional Improvements

hearing · Medical/Dental

Ears, Jaws, and Yoga: Postcards from the End of the Week

Welp, a lot went right and a some went wrong today. Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Peanut butter and pretzels it is tonight while I write. Today I confirmed that my hearing loss has progressed in both ears. My tinnitus has increased on the right side… Continue reading Ears, Jaws, and Yoga: Postcards from the End of the Week

facial difference · hearing · Medical/Dental · Mental Health · Sports

Red Sox Baseball Saved Me In 2017

My mind tells me everything has to be perfect all the time. I’m trying to stop listening. One area where I have had little success has been with my writing. I write for someone for pay, so that stuff actually, truly has to be perfect. Everything else, not so much…I write for me, for my… Continue reading Red Sox Baseball Saved Me In 2017

Cleft Lip and Palate · gratitude · Medical/Dental

Help Me Thank A Great Doctor

Since December 2016, I have been battling right ear and jaw degeneration. My hearing has decreased slowly but surely over the last 8 months. The unwelcome addition of tinnitus began in May 2017. I saw over seven Ear, Nose, and Throat doctors, and a multitude of other specialists since the onset of this latest debacle,… Continue reading Help Me Thank A Great Doctor