You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:8-9 NLT https://bible.com/bible/116/1pe.1.8-9.NLT
When my Meniere’s bothers me, I remind myself that my suffering was not even close to what Jesus did for us, willingly. While in that moment, it might feel uncomfortable, it is only temporary. By at least focusing on one positive it has helped me through aniexty moments. So find one thing & hold it tightly so you can pull it out of a box to help you. In time you may even add some more to the box.
For an new followers or others that want a visual of what doctors believe happens with inner ear & Meniere’s, here is video I found might be helpful. This was how Meniere’s was explained to me many years ago when I ended up at the University of Florida/ Shands hospital in Gainesville, Fl. My doctor was the Chairman of the ENT Dept of the school & an Ear Surgeon.
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.
Through my Meniere’s journey, which started in 1998, I am at peace because I have the best coach in the world, Jesus. When I don’t feel well & start to think ” Oh no a full Meniere’s attack might go back.” Now my Meniere’s has been controlled for several years but once you’ve experience 14hr severe vertigo attacks every other day, you mind instantly freaks out thinking the worst. The way I fight back is with this verse. May it give you comfort as well.