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
Craniofacial Awareness Month is almost over. I told myself that I would write more posts this month that relate to the experiences I had growing up with cleft lip and palate, so I could build on the amount of content I had before approaching a publisher about the book about my life. I guess you… Continue reading Remember That Time I Almost Died!
Service work is so important to me. I was born with cleft lip and palate that required many surgeries, countless procedures, loads of appointments, and don’t forget the orthodontic interventions as well. I had braces twice, one set for 12 years. I do not know how many surgeries I have had. I am never sure… Continue reading Service and Perspective, the Orlando, FL Edition
My therapist told me I had PTSD surrounding surgery and dental procedures. I guess today was living proof that was true. In a few days, I will be able to laugh it off with my parents, but right now it is just too much. I went in to see the prosthodontist because I knew my… Continue reading Going Mental Over Dental