Wednesday, August 06, 2008
On Monday, August 11 I will have my audiology test performed at St. John's Hospital in the afternoon. It seems that my hearing is not good since my second surgery (December 12, 2007). Not sure what is going on. Most likely it is my inability to comprehend or slow processing/thinking skills could also be the culprit. Whatever the case I asked my oncologist, Dr. Needles if I could have a test performed. He obliged with a written order. He did mention that most people who have had radiation usually have problems with an overload of ear wax. He checked mine at my last visit and said it looked good. "Don't want to be embarassed over ear wax issues." I agreed. Also he mentioned a brain test (can't remember his terminology). I immediately said no for I had a prelimenary one performed prior to surgery. No way am I going to repeat that test! Way too taxing on me. A full three hours of "showing me how dumb I am." I also had a shorter version (one hour) given post surgery in the rehabilitation hospital. No thank you. All I have to say is I have never been good in math. Ask Dave he will concur.