I lost 80% of the hearing in my left ear (It came back). Since then I've had steroid injections into my ear drum and multiple tests, I've tried various techniques and alternative medicines, I've tried my husband's solutions, grin and bear it, and drink a margarita at night. I've now found a solution that partially works. I'm on nerve pain medicines that are known to drop your verbal IQ, and make you sleepy. Both side effects I've fully noticed. I joke that is a good thing I'm smart, as I can handle a 10pt drop in IQ. But all in all, if I take my meds on time, I'm not in too much pain. If I forget, it feels back like I did in Kindergarten when my teacher would pinch me by the check and drag me to timeout whenever I sucked my thumb. Now, unfortunately, mean old Mrs. Springer won't let go, even after I'm in time out. I'm not posting for sympathy, we've all got something, and I'm honestly okay. However, this month I was challenged to make a self portrait that captured my reality. I'm home, I'm learning, and I'm surrounded by photography, but I've just got this little thing in my ear that is distracting me. #blog
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Added photos to February Self Portrait Challenge: Capture Your Reality.