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|Posted on April 7, 2014 at 12:37 PM|
Surely everyone who knows me has heard that I have been having some trying medical problem since Christmas that started with a severe nosebleed on Christmas Eve, that lead to a three hour stint in the ER. Followed by 3 more visits for nosebleeds in the days after. Finally I lived with a rhino rocket for a week. That's basically a tampon with a hose on it that is taped to your cheek so they can fill it with air. To stem the tide of the bleeding. That seems to have solved that problem which they attributed to high blood pressure and me not taking my medicine. So that was done with although I had to wear that stupid rocket to take my stepson back to his Navy base in Pensacola, WOO HOO what fun! So that drama is done and I am feeling good and taking my meds. Well for a LONG time now my right ear has been clogged with fluid behind the eardrum. The Dr thought it might be Cerebrospinal fluid and was hesitant to do anything about it, since it might cause more problems. Well we had the chance to go to Disney at the end of Feb and I went and rode a couple of the lesser coasters...i.e. space mountain, big thunder mountain. After we got back I had a cold/flu and there was a clear fluid pouring from my right nostril. When I went to see the doctor he determined it was cerebrospinal fluid and I needed to go to Savannah to same day to see a specialist. After the CT scans they determined I needed surgery to seal the leak, brain surgery. I told everyone it was Brain surgery "LITE" since it was minor brain surgery but still brain surgery. So they schedule the surgery for 3-13 and they have me in the Surgery center needles in my arm and the doc comes in and says I have an infection so they cannot perform the surgery as the risk it too high. So they admit me to the hosp in Savannah(Memorial) and pump me full of antibiotics, Next day I am cleared to return home. So they send me home and mind you I am feeling like crap and have been ever since returning from Disney and they reschedule the surgery for 3-27-2014 without informing me. Within the next week I start feeling better and the leak subsides. I make an appointment to see the doctor on the 25th to tell him about the leak, that's when I discovered they had me scheduled for surgery on the 27th. The doctor checks me ear and says that sometimes the brain will settle into the hole forming a temporary seal. So they rescheduled for 4-3 and we wait another week. I have been receiving thousands of prayers from anybody and everybody. I have started feeling like my old self again and I was thinking that there was no reason for me to have the surgery. No leak, no feeling bad , no headaches, nothing. So I go ahead and proceed with the operation, once inside they can't find evidence of a leak other than my ear is still clogged with fluid. So thankfully they did not have to perform the brain section of the surgery. They did fix the clogged ear(although I can't tell yet) but they let me go home the same day and I have been fine with little or no discomfort. The is a testament to the works of God, he does answer prayers, sometimes it is not the way or in the time frame that we want but nonetheless he answers prayers. I lift this up to God as a miracle that only he is capable. The doctors had no reasonable explanation other than the leak had sealed on it's own. Praise God the leak had sealed on it's own.