For me & my Meniere’s I believe that the Lord has given me a better understanding of things around me. Even on unconfortable days & can always lean on Him for strengh known this to shall pass. Because of all of this my compassion to others has grown. Just this weekend I went with a group of people to visit an assisted living place in town. They were so happy just to talk to people. My nephews & sister in-law came & the elderly just love it when kids come by. To think, many of them have no family or friends visiting them. One area was called thr Memory area & that was for people with Alzheimer’s. It was sad when they can’t even respond to you. But you give them a smile & wave because you never know what they are really thinking.
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.