I can not hear well from my right ear. I also feel a lot of pressure on the right side of my face. My job performace as a customer service lead is being affected, because I am relying on just one ear. I am worried about waiting that long.
That's not long to get into a specialist. I called a cardiologist the end of march and my appt isn't until the end of May. I know its frustrating not to hear out of both ears, I have a bad loss in my one ear. I make sure I'm looking straight at the person who is talking. I find that I am actually reading lips to help me,(that can drive you nuts when watching tv and the audio is out of sync with the video). When I use the phone I use speaker phone so that I can hear better.
I'm sorry you are going through this. I too have Cholesteatoma, I was diagnosed in 1998 when I was eight years old. I wont lie to you, you have a very valid reason to be scared especially if you google it. Getting into an ENT in two weeks is really good and about normal. I don't know if you've had any imaging, but that is pretty standard at the start. Your doctor will be able to see more and device a plan of treatment. I have had quite a few surgeries to remove Cholesteatoma myself and I understand even after a few surgeries and I know what to expect, I still get scared but everything will be okay. Fear is a normal reaction. I will keep you in my prayers. If you have questions or need any advice, I'm here.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 6 Mar 2011 • 6 answers
Posted 7 Nov 2014 • 1 answer
Posted 24 May 2015 • 1 answer
Posted 1 Sep 2016 • 4 answers
Posted 13 Sep 2016 • 1 answer