I've had Meniere's Disease since 1998 but it doesn't have me. Through this blog I want to help others see that there is hope of a normal life. Also focus on my Christian faith which has given me so much strength over the years.
"For nothing is impossible with God."
Support is key to coping with Meniere’s or any disease. As a patient you hope the people around you & the doctors you see have some compassion & is there when you need help. But tbrough this journey, I have also better understanding will helping people. It’s kinda like paying it forward or even treating people as you would like to be treated. On your good days when you are out about, look around because there might be an older person needing help with their groceries or something. Or one of the easiest things I’ve done is just holding a door open. Sure you will run into the little man that is a gentleman & feels he has to hold the door open. I’ve told a few that their job is done, it time for us younger people help you. Afterall, they spent much of their lives taking care of childern. When they look back & smile it feels so good.
Meniere’s has now exact cure, so many go on hope. Let’s pass that hope on & show the world are are still many people that care for one another.
Here is a diagram I found on what a normal ear looks & one that is affected by Meniere’s. Many people, including myself take a perscription water pill to help control the extra fuild that might be building. Between low salt, caffiene diet, the water pill & the tube in my ear drum, the severe attacks stay away. But just with any illness each person may have other triggers. There are some that fall which are call Drop Attacks.
No matter what, don’t stop fighting. I have Meniere’s but it doesn’t have me.