THE UPS & DOWNS OF A DAY IN THE HOSPITAL ๐Ÿฅ (9.14.18)


I guess what I’m thinking is life can still be enjoyed even in circumstances that are very much the opposite of what we were hoping for. Ups and downs… it’s part of the journey. ♬ Don’t you think we’re better together ♬ ♬ Oh Honey ♬ ♬ I think we are ♬ Good morning guys and welcome to Friday in the hospital. I love when he stretches out his little paw. Good morning, we have been doing the hospital routine. Mary’s CF team came around this morning and… we… did blood work today and it turns out that her white counts and some of her blood numbers were trending down so we went ahead and did… Mary did the neupogen shot today. Oww! We asked about doing an IV instead of doing it… What is it? Subq or is it, it’s like intramuscular? Intramusculuar. Anyways, the injection, or the IV instead of the injection. But apparently the pharmacist said that it’s absorbed better in the body when you do the shot, so… Unfortunately that was the case today, so… Mary did that and then she’s been noticing some changes in her hearing and so the audiology team came in and with a lot of the medications that Mary goes on she has hearing loss in some of the higher ranges and so she has constant ringing in her ears and so she felt like that has changed a little bit in the past few weeks, which she was just on a long course of vancomycin, which can do that. So here’s what it looked like when they came in to have her hearing checked. Ow! That didn’t even touch you, come on! [laughter] I might be known to be a prankster. ♬ upbeat banjo music ♬ Yeah, so my hearing has worsened slightly in my left ear and it’s the same as it was last time. I have a little bit of hearing loss in both ears, but it’s like I have ringing in both ears. So, your ears… I think the way they explained it to me last time was your ears will sometimes ring at the frequency of the sound that, of the hearing that you’ve lost, so I have a really high pitched ringing because I’ve lost the hearing of those high pitches. But it’s not enough hearing loss that like I would notice it necessarily. They’ve just said like you might notice that you turn the TV up a little bit louder, but for the most part, or like in a big crowd of people trying to have a conversation with somebody you might notice it a little bit there and that’s about it. That’s all that I’ve ever noticed. And I think that’s very common like when you’re in a crowded place and it’s really echoey, it’s hard to hear the conversation. But anyway, so I might just like strain a little bit more. But I was thankful to hear, that even though this ear got a little bit worse, it wasn’t like crazy or anything. And I mean that’s part of the reason why we have to be so careful with… these medications and like we said yesterday and I literally just posted it on Facebook, on our Facebook page. If you guys didn’t know, we have a Frey Life Facebook page and we’re actually doing some special videos over there, which has been fun. I think we’re posting another one today. But anyway, it’s another reason why we have to be really careful with like blood counts and stuff. So the kidneys, when the creatinine bumps up… So the number, it seems opposite, when the number goes up, that means your kidney is not doing as well. Or…so like for white blood cell numbers when those numbers go down that’s bad. But when creatinine goes down, the kidney number, that’s good. So it’s like opposite. Creatinine is like a toxin in the blood that it’s measuring, that the kidneys filter, so when the number is higher in your blood, it means your kidneys aren’t filtering that toxin as well. So that’s why. It’s not actually measuring function. It’s measuring the actual toxin or whatever it is. Interesting. So some of these medications can… be so stressful on the kidney, the kidneys, that it causes them not to do their job as well and there’s some connection between hearing and I don’t think it has to do with kidneys. I think it’s just that the medications that happen to hurt your kidneys also hurt your ears. So…but again, risk versus benefit. Yes, there is a risk for hearing loss, but… the medications that I need…we got to do what we got to do. But yeah, today’s been a pretty good day. I’m really thankful, last night we slept pretty well and… I’m really really thankful for that, because the night before I was pretty frustrated with not being able to sleep. And…um…there was still a lot of beeping, but I can sleep through beeping. It’s…there’s a lot of other things that…anyway. Slept well, got up. Did my nebs, did chest PT, did an EKG. Did blood work and then went to the gym. And now… [coughing] In like… a half hour another round of chest PT. And then I get a little break. And the neupogen shot…we did that. Ouch! I was so excited. I mean, a shot is whatever but this shot… to me it felt different. The first time it like didn’t hurt at all. Last time it hurt really bad. This time… it hurt, but not like really bad. So anyway, my arm doesn’t even feel that a sore. So it’s all fine. It’s just if it was offered in IV, if it worked well in an IV form I would totally choose that. So, that’s our… What is this? Friday? Today is one week since I started IVs…again, but of course the… time clock got restarted when we had to start a new set of IVs and stop the old ones. Because we’d like to do about two to three weeks depending on that would be considered like a full course of IV antibiotics. But we have the new bacteria we’re treating… and we have all of the blood work and stuff. So I’m not even on the full dose yet of all three of my antibiotics that I’m on. So we were waiting to see if my kidneys would be…if my creatinine was getting improved. Being? What? Improving? But…it’s not, yet. It actually got a little worse today. So we will just keep doing what we think we can’t do. But I just have to tell you guys, I wanted to pick up the camera so bad. Peter and I sat over at that table where he’s sitting. We sat over there. He ate lunch. I still have no appetite and we had a business meeting. We’re talking about new designs for our online store and some things that have been highly requested. I’m not hinting at anything else. Anyway, we just had a fun little meeting and it was a reminder that life.. I guess what I’m thinking is life can still be enjoyed even in circumstances that are very much the opposite of what we were hoping for. We were so like anticipating doing this whole course of IVs at home and we were like, okay, I’m gonna feel awful, but we’re gonna make it work. But here we are. This is where we need to be. So we’re making… making the most of it, and so we had our business meeting. We brainstormed, we were making designs, and doing work, and it was fun. And I think it’s also like I haven’t really been able to like have discussions for a week because I’ve been feeling so bad, but now that those side effects are gone I think I feel like a million bucks. Which reality is my body is still, like my lungs are probably the still as the same as they were before all those bad side effects. So I’m still working hard, but we’re gonna keep working and um…so keep your eyes out for exciting new things on the store. Same girl. Same bed. Same pillow. But way exhausted. I am realizing like how many things I did today. On top of the…you guys saw the audiologist come. So, I did the EKG, the feeding tube nurse came. She’s like a nurse practitioner who works a lot with feeding tubes and she helped me evaluate…like it’s been leaking more and so she helped me evaluate, like, do I need a shorter tube or whatever, so we just filled the balloon up a little bit more and we’ll see how that works. Just so many people and I worked out. Did I say that? Oh man, so now I’m exhausted. [yawns] Sorry I yawned and that probably made you yawn, but anyway. Peter is out. I’m really really glad that it’s like nice outside, because he took a walk to a coffee shop nearby to work and study and get ready for his sermon. And I’m just really glad that it’s nice out so he could enjoy some fresh air. But anyway, that’s my update. I’m exhausted. [Mary] I’m gonna see if I can capture the colors outside my window. [Mary] Do you see that sky? [Mary] Wow. [Mary] Embrace today. [Mary] And celebrate the beauty that is there. [Mary] Now, ideally I wouldn’t be looking out of a hospital window, but I am, so I’m gonna find the beauty in it. [Mary] Also, random note, I think I’ve always thought when I’ve seen couches in hospital rooms. How is that at all like.. [Mary] hygienic? But it’s like a plastic material. [Mary] It’s like vinyl sort of like this so it can all be sanitized with those like toxic wipes. [Mary] So, that’s how it can be cleaned. Also before I forget, they were able to put up, put the… put the… correct dose for two of my three antibiotics. So, I haven’t heard when they’re gonna put the third one up to the correct dose. But we will recheck labs in the morning and look who’s home! Hi guys! Hi! I was just telling them they just put my meds up to the right doses, so this is the first dose. Um, I just found out that they put them up, but anyway… Hey, how’d it go? It was good. I’ve been out working most of the day. There’s a very excited poodle to see you. [Mary talking as Ollie] I’m so glad you’re back! [Peter] Oh, the tail waggies! Bonesy, are you gonna go out on a walk? You’re gonna go with Peter? Yes, I’m talking to you. Did you miss me? Yeah, I think he was like ‘hey, we’re all supposed to be together, man!’ But we’re all good. So it has been a completely… and utterly full day. Utterly full? Full of utters. [Peter chuckles] Hold on a second. We already closed the vlog… probably an hour or two ago, and… Mary was telling you guys that they put her drugs up to full dose and she is not feeling good. I don’t know if this is neupogen. It could be neupogen, it could be the higher dose. I mean, you…I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the higher dose of ceftaroline… because you have noticed nausea with it. [Mary gasps] All along. Anyways… Oh my gosh. But I did eat some food. [Peter] Yeah, that’s good. Yeah. She de-accessed her port, we’re going to access it here in a little bit, but we just wanted to check in and say kind of a bum end to the day. And you remember how excited I was for tonight? Yeah, because you were having… she’s got her needle out of her chest for a couple hours. [Mary sighs with relief] But she did take a shower. [singing] I ain’t got no needle in my chest, in my chest. [singing] But now I gotta stick another needle in my chest. But I don’t feel good. Ugh. Part of it. Ups and downs… it’s part of the journey. And. Back to two hours ago when I felt better. [snaps fingers] And. [both] As always, we will see you tomorrow. Goodnight! ♬ Good night Ollie boy. [Mary] Are you gonna have such a good walk? You gonna go run and run? [Mary] You gonna go outside and go run run run? That’s gonna be fun, I wanna go with you! [Mary talking as Ollie] Good night guys! ♬♬

100 thoughts on “THE UPS & DOWNS OF A DAY IN THE HOSPITAL ๐Ÿฅ (9.14.18)

  1. Get feeling better Mary I what u kown if u ever have chattering in your mind use bang vem drink from vem shop if y'all have one where y'all are in your town

  2. So sad that your day ended on a sour note โ˜น๏ธ Continuing to pray that the antibiotics will kick in and clear out those lungs. Such a full full day…..it is no wonder that you are exhausted. God bless you, Peter, and Ollie boy ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

  3. Mary please be careful with the ringing of your ears just to give you heads up I have stuff like that and sometimes it gets so bad that it lift my legs and it throws me to the floor so please be careful walking when your ears get really loud love you guys

  4. I'm pretty sure the nupogen shot goes into fat tissue. At least mine did. I wil pray hard for your hearing! :/< I have a slight loss and tinnitus (ringing) too, Mary. love and prayers for you both.

  5. i know that Neupogen shots made my bones hurt bad and gave me a headache a slight fever but I dont remember it giving me a belly ache , but then again I dont have CF either . If its the Neuprogen it will pass quickly FEEL BETTER MARY!!!!!

  6. Still praying for you both, you are both doing a great job and God is well pleased. Just when you think it's safe to smile another challenge appears and your strength shines through. Our prayer group from church are now all praying for you also. Great job Ollie his love never wavers! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’—

  7. My sister and I have otosclerosis, a genetic disease, which causes hearing loss. We both have tinnitus (ringing, noise in ears). We sometimes feel like we could hear better without the noise. We both have significant hearing loss though! Our Dad gave us this wonderful gift in our genes!๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  8. I love when you show the beauty of nature and show there is good among the bad. It helps cheer me up appreciating the little moments of happiness.

  9. Sorry that the evening didnโ€™t end as well as youโ€™d hoped but on the whole it was good to see Mary looking so much better. Shavua Tov Guys xxxxxxxxx

  10. I had back surgery four years ago and I had to have a continuous IV for over a year. I hated it everyday, three times a week i had blood drawn and very quickly ran out of veins resulting in a PICC line. I have an allergy to anything sticky on my skin so the lines quickly became compromised. Then came the shots. It was horrible

  11. You look so much better still a little pink in the cheeks and celebrate small victories. Cant wait to see new products ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿถ

  12. Glad your feeling a bit better Mary! Peter please try take time for You! Go visit a friend or do some shopping and get some proper sleep. You looked drained! Would be nice to see that for a day! Take care!

  13. If anyone is curious: Vancomycin is oto and nephro (ear and kidney) toxic. Which is why levels are monitored. The kidneys are the filter of vancomycin so when the kidneys go bad, the level of vancomycin builds up. Individuals on dialysis generally only get vanc on days of dialysis after the dialysis (3 times a week), while individuals whom are not on dialysis get doses more frequently.
    Glad you're feeling better Mary! <3

  14. Sister Mary I was wondering if we wanted to send you gifts while your in the hospital how would we do thatโ€™? You guys mean so much to me and I just wanted to send you a little get well

  15. I was checking out the store and the Combler T shirt is hilarious! If you google combler , it's a French word that means to fill in or add conents to. So mary's word is not that far off because you add medicine to it!! I used the workd the other day and stumped my mom. She was like, what are you saying. It's weird that the word just sounds like what it should mean.

  16. From your blogs it strikes me you are not doing any research drugs. Crisper or Z finger or other you mustโ€™ve known about the research

  17. Mary I have been worried about you and hope you are feeling better. I love how Ollie just sleeps. As for that ear ringing…Have you tried answering it? ๐Ÿ˜‚

  18. Mary I was watching close to your vlog today and even though I couldnโ€™t read your hospital bracelet maybe others could. Worried maybe your information could get out. Just a thought for you and Peter! I just know what information is on my bracelet when Iโ€™m in the hospital! God bless you all and have a better day today than you had yesterday!

  19. Keep getting better. Your attitude encourages others and I've had an off day today as I have some muscle joint problems that can really throw my day off and today was really a hard day I was up all night in such pain pan and then I watch this video and I think what do I have to complain about Mary and Peter you two are such a precious amazing couple and it saddens me to watch Mary what you're going through and Peter you're fantastic to marry and you as a couple God is using your story as a huge testimony of perseverance and attitude and love between you as a couple. Mary my heart's been crying out to the Lord from miraculous breakthrough for you. Peter touch those lives for Jesus. I'm so glad the Lord showed me your channel a few days ago it may not be able to always keep up but I'm going to try and I've told my daughter about you she's 21 and she's praying for a Godly husband. And when I tell her Merry help heaters do you that's the kind of husband I hope my daughter finds one day. God bless you both much love from Minnesota

  20. God bless you mary. You are always in my prayers. You are a strong, beautiful women and you inspire me. You are always positive and find the beauty in the day. โคโค

  21. I love how Ollie is so chill with medical staff and being in the hospital. It's all he knows. He is so well behaved and understands, "These people are here to help Mary, so I will just rest here!"

  22. Thanks for saying 'antibiotics' so many times it reminded me that I forgot to take my antibiotics for a sinus infection. Im glad you seem more human, I hope this round of IVs helps a bit more than the last

  23. I just realized part of why I enjoy your videos… I feel like Iโ€™m having a chat with a friend. Imagine a friend saying, โ€œyeah, yeah, oooh.โ€

  24. love and prayers. you are an inspiration.

    one of my favorite Bible verses, Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

  25. Iโ€™ve spent a lot of time in the hospital too, and I always want to show my best self, give respect to the nurses and doctors. I have sat in my room many times when I will hear someone yelling and causing trouble to those who are just trying to help. Mary, you are always so kind and I bet every time the nurses and doctors come in, they are saying to themselves how thankful they are you are so awesome this way. Lol, I know right..Iโ€™ve always wondered how the sofas and chairs can stay germ free?? Thatโ€™s true Mary, thank you…easily taken care of ๐Ÿ™‚
    Goodnight guys xo

  26. When I get nupogen after chemo, it is through an automatic injector. They put it on your stomach or arm and 26-27 hours later, it injects over about 45 minutes. Doesnโ€™t hurt at all. I remember the shots, in stomach, hurt like crazy, but they said it hurt less than the arm.

  27. I know about that as my husband was on dialysis and then had a 2nd kidney transplant on June 1 of '16. He passed away on Dec 16 of '16..due to unforeseen complications

  28. Thinking of you both, as always. You know what I'm thankful for? Searching for Dollar tree hauls and finding you guys forever ago โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

  29. Hi love!!! I truly and admire you so much you give me strength and hope with my own journey right now I love your attitude and one day hopefully I can have the same. Is there anyway you can add me to Facebook and kind of check out my story? I would love a friend who I can talk to sometimes thatโ€™s kind of going through similar stuff. I have had to have numerous procedures in the past two weeks and each time they have to do numerous lidocaine shots in my stomach and pelvis and it is excruciating pain and I about passed out each time so I can truly understand that for sure for anyone else that would like to my Facebook name is Erika Ellis.
    Thank you so so much

  30. That was a disappointing ending for today but I did wonder, when you mentioned an increase in the dosage for meds, if you would start to feel sicker again. I'm sorry that happened but hopefully it will be short-lived and your body will adjust. I continue to pray for you.

  31. Ok soโ€ฆthe hearing test prank I thought had to do with end of bed because it looks like a fake leg. Had to look close to see it was the pillow inside the case lol

  32. Mary, with all the antibiotics that you take, are the doctors ever worried that they will run out of antibiotics that will work? (Antibiotics resistance).

  33. I feel you on the ringing in the ears. Mine is so loud I have trouble hearing alot of things plus my pain meds make it worse. Hope you are feeling better.

  34. No matter the state of our bodies, most times we retain our mental function. For me, with physical disabilities causing chronic pain, I still have my mind and I use that to the best of my ability. Let's hope after this time in hospital, it will be a long time before you need to return Mary. The last time my husband had to sleep on a couch like Peter is, was in Hong Kong. I had fractured my distal femur, while on holiday. The view from my room's window, was amazing. All I can say is avoid their Public Hospitals. The Private Hospital I was finally admitted to was really good, (I was only diagnosied in a public hospital as I discharged myself refusing any treatment. That was rather funny in a way, who refuses to have broken leg treated and discharges themselves, dah. But then who travels for 24 hours with a broken leg, I did get it stabilized with a brace. Naturally I had pretty good pain meds with me, which my Specialist permitted me to self medicate on). At least I had really good travel insurance, I had to get a medical diagnosis before they would act, that was the hard part, especially when the hospital said it would take three weeks to get a written report, lol. The language barrier was the worse issue. The funniest part was the female nurses didn't like doing anything when my husband was in the room. Purely a culture issue I think. I hope this cheers you up guys. Hospital can be so boring. I wish I could give Ollie a cuddle, he is so good. Thinking of you both.

  35. My sweet girl I wish you all the best. Iโ€™m glad youโ€™re feeling better and hope these antibiotics help your lungs. That ringing in your ears is annoying!!! But Iโ€™m hopeful youโ€™ll feel better soon. Keep moving forward. Much love to you all. And Ollie….you are such a great boy. Take care of your Mom.

  36. Even though the hospital stay was unexpected it was well worth doing because you're doing so much better now than you had the past few weeks! Keep strong! You're an inspiration!

  37. I too have hearing loss. Hard hearing the lows and My right ear is worse than my left but almost equal.
    I have a shirt print idea for you. It's a saying that you Mary say a lot. And that is: "It Is What It Is"

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  38. Hey, Mary. I just wanted to share with you that I have found chewing really strong spearmint gum really helps me a lot when I feel nauseous. Spearmint Rain by 5 Gum works the best for me. This stuff has stopped me from puking after nauseating meds, bad migraines, or the stomach flu. Good stuff!

  39. HI!, I have a sudden hearing loss that comes with ringing in the ears.
    I was told to stop the ringing is steroids, but I refuse to take them so my audiologist told me about an experimental supplement that is being used in Europe called NAC (N-Acetyle-Cysastine). It has really helped me.
    I dont know if you want to look into it… or ask around.
    GOOD LUCK & FEEL BETTER!

  40. You are both truly amazing people. I really enjoy watching. You guys make me smile, you have the most beautiful relationship with each other which can only be described as God given. Your love radiates out through your vlog. No matter what happens in your life, when you have each other, you have all you need (+ God of course). And Ollie ๐Ÿถ. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  41. Hey Mary! I know the feeling of constant nausea, I have a GI crhonic illness that makes me forever nauseous. Along with zofran to help, anything with peppermint oil helps soooooo much for me. It settles your stomach for some reason. Right now I use coolmint icebreakers and it is literally a life saver. I recomend giving it a shot if you can it might make your symptoms better I know it does mine. Iโ€™m praying for you guys always โค๏ธ

  42. Man, kidneys have a filter of there own way on doing what THEY wanna do!! Hey kidneys, stop picking on Mary!!!

    Glad to see that 2 hours ago in the vlog you were feeling better. Boo on feeling the downside of the medications. Silly body!!! Hopefully the medications will even out in your system or get adjusted so you don't feel so yucky.

    ๐Ÿ’žhang in there girlie, you got this๐Ÿ’žsending positive thoughts & vibes๐Ÿ’ž

    ๐ŸŒผhave a great night/day๐ŸŒผ

  43. Sorry to hear your blood work was trending down. Shots, ugh. I hope the pain goes away quickly. I hope the hearing is temporary. I just found out I need hearing aid on the left. I hope the meds do what they need to do.

  44. Mary, your name is so perfect for you because you are most definitely full of grace! Thatโ€™s the word that comes to mind when I think of you: grace. You just shine and sparkle in your gentle, calm way and that comes from your deep love and faith in God, and His love and faith in you. Thank you for being such a beacon of light, and an example for your flock to follow. Yes, you are one mighty shepherdess. ๐Ÿ‘ And you DID make me yawn ๐Ÿ™ƒ

  45. I love your positive attitude. It reminds me to be grateful for the things I can do and not dwell on what I can't. Thank you for you!

  46. Last admission I was on many different antibiotics (meropenem, amoxicillin, clindamycin, and 2 more I canโ€™t remember), not all at the same time though. During this admission I noticed more than normal hearing loss and the hearing test confirmed Iโ€™m deaf on my right ear now and about 50% hearing loss on my left. They donโ€™t know if it was the antibiotics or something else, but arenโ€™t sure it will ever come back (did already have some hearing loss but not as bad as it is now :(..)

  47. You did make me yawn lol but I need to go to bed anyway lol you guys after in my prayers! May peace be with you and God bless you!!!

  48. Attitude is everything in healing and you always amaze me how much you go through and are always thankful and smile through it. You can so see the love of Jesus in your videos. Praying for you and just know what a testimony you both are sharing. Just love you both.
    ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—

  49. Hi The Frey Life, I have a hearing loss that I was born permanently with. I struggle with it on a daily bases but I manage it somehow. I have to look at you when speaking and you must be in the same room in order for me to understand what you are saying aside from being able to read lips. I also have to read the caption on tv because that is the best part about watching it. I wear them to bed so that I can wake if I hear the baby so usually, I just wear one and fall asleep on the side that I take out the hearing aid. Cost wise it is pricey depends on which ones you purchase but I absolutely will not wish I had a life without them because I think it makes me a unique person, sharing my story with others.

  50. I am so glad I watched this. I had missed a few days from chemo sickness. But something told me to go back and watch the ones I missed. I have noticed lots of hearing loss, and lots of, ringing in my ears. Mostly my left ear. I never connected it with meds. But now, after watching this video, I can ask my onco, if my current or past meds cause hearing loss, & ringing in my ears. Thank you!

  51. You're going through all of this terrible stuff, and yet you still seem to have the forethought and ability to enjoy something as simple (yet beautiful) as the colors of the sky outside your hotel room. I'm humbled by your strength and goodness.

  52. I have hearing loss in both ears, initially due to mumps in my left ear, and recurrent infections in my right ear. But then worsened by some medications. I also get tinnitus, especially in my right ear. As itโ€™s worsened I got hearing aids a couple of years ago, and they are pretty and pink, and the best bit (apart from being able to hear lol!) is that my tinnitus is significantly improved. Perhaps something to think about in the future x

  53. I have Mรฉniรจreโ€™s Disease and two of the several symptoms are slow progression hearing loss, and tinnitus (ringing of the ears) mine have been ringing for 6 years and I just got to a point where I needed my first set of hearing aids! Iโ€™m glad they offer bed side hearing tests!

    A great way to combat the tinnitus is to use a white noise app to mask the ringing. I use naturespace.

  54. I just had a kidney transplant. Before I had it, my creatinine was 5.5 and my GFR (the rate my blood was filtrated) was 9. Now they are normal, but my WBC is very low – very low is not good either because that means you're immunosuppressed, which I am due to the medications I have to take for the remainder of my life. I hate being in the hospital, I'm glad you're able to be so positive and that your husband is there with you.

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