April 16, 2010, is when I had the endolymphatic shunt surgery for my Meniere’s disease, which had been tormenting me since around 2004.
Another year has gone by without an attack of any kind–no nystagmus, no vomiting. I definitely have my life back.
A couple weeks ago, I did have a very minor episode, which I can’t really explain. I woke up feeling a bit off, kind of like I used to feel constantly before the surgery. I felt like I was heading toward vomiting, with some minor dizziness and other symptoms. I endured it through the morning at work, but it wasn’t getting any better. So I headed home, fed the cats, and went to bed. That took care of it. No repeat.
Usually there’s a trigger–caffeine, sodium stress, alcohol. I don’t drink alcohol, and none of the others seemed like an issue. So I’m puzzled. However, it was minor, and it went away and hasn’t come back.
That’s the worst I experienced during the whole past year. For those of you who suffer from Meniere’s–you wish you could be so lucky.
As I say every year, I highly recommend the shunt surgery. It’s the least invasive remedy and has the highest success rate.1 Comment