Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Here we go again.

There's a couple of health issues I've had all of my life.

I was born with Turner Syndrome.

Secondly, I have hearing loss in both ears, which is in large part due to the Turner Syndrome.

I made yet another trip to the doctor this morning for my ears. It's an ongoing issue with these ears of mine. I have a hearing aid for my right ear. Anyway, my left ear has been giving me some issues for the last couple of months, it's been an on and off again thing. But the left ear is a mess. We've been keeping an eye on it and knew eventually it was going to need some surgical work. Well, it looks like surgery will be in my very near future here soon. I'm on medicine right now to get the ear under control and then have a follow-up in March to discuss surgery and proceed.

In life, it's easy to to define ourselves by our circumstances. But what life has given me, I've chosen to embrace it. Maybe one day God might open the doors for me to work with the hearing impaired, who the heck knows.

Trust me, there are moments where it sucks and I sit in my self-pity, but you can always look around and see people who have it way worse. And I say I'd do all this 100x over if this is all I have to deal with.

I'm blessed.


Vicki said...

I am also hearing impaired. I have has several ear surgeries in my life including Mastoid surgery. Ironically, Before I was diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure they had thought I may have had Turner Syndrome!

Michelle (michabella) said...

You have a hearing aid?!?! How have I not known this!! Praying for you and your ear!!! xoxoxox ill come visit you <3

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Boo on another surgery! I think I've told you before that I too have hearing loss (only in the left ear) and have suffered two surgeries on my ear. :( NO FUN!!

Kim said...

Ahh.. another surgery, poor girl you!
We know you'll do well, you pulled through the last surgery!
Will keep you in our prayers girly!!
Sending blessings your way!

Kristin said...

Big bummer about the surgery...but hopefully it will help you! I will be praying for you. I KNOW based on the little I "know" of you that God already has something special planned for you!! :) Have a wonderful day!!

Jenn and Casey said...

Thinking of you!

BARBIE said...

Lauren, I have always loved the words you've shared on these pages. But over these last couple of months, I fall in love more and more -- with your genuineness, your faith in God, your willingness to share your pain and struggles with others, in the hope to bring them closer to the One who draws them.

I am sorry you are going through this, but I have no doubt you will come through strong.

jaice john j said...

God has a plan for everyone..
Whatever it is its for your well
All my Prayers for you..

Regards from India,

meg said...

i have been a blog lurker of yours for a short while i found you blog by way of another blog...and i want to say that i also have turners syndrome... and have had it since i was little took shots and pills and the whole 9 yards..(fun huh?)i too am deaf and wear hearing aids...i had open heart surgery when i was little is what caused all of mine... so i say that to say that it is not everyday you hear of someone that has this.. i have a blog if you would like to follow it would be my pleasure as you are an insperation.. : ) may God continue to keep you and your family in his grip...

Rebecca Kavel said...

That’s the spirit, Lauren! We should not let what the world put upon us bring us down. Instead, let’s give back a smile, and fight on! You’re an inspiration!

Rebecca Kavel