Another not so great health update……

Posted by Greg on May 16, 2022 in Op-Ed |

Well I really hate having to write these updates but here goes nothing.

It’s mid-May and my health situation is quite meh. As some of you might know last Februrary I was diagnosed with GPA, a form of vasculitis. After getting some mixed signals from my Orlando-based rheumatology team I decided to wait on treatment and perhaps pursue it a later date. Then April of this year happened! During a routine visit to my ENT doctor I was diagnosed with Sudden-Sensiro-Neural Hearing Loss, more commonly known as Sudden Deafness. In short, I could go deaf any minute now and there is no way to stop it from happening or cure it. A cochlear implant remains a remote possibility.

In an effort to combat the hearing loss I started a round of steroids but that did little to help the cause. As such I am now on a weekly regimen of Methotrexate (chemotherapy) that will most likely last the rest of my life. In conclusion there have been far too many days where the urge to blog has been high but the physical strength has been low. Fatigue is normal and happens far too often. One of these days I’ll get back on the beam of writing in this thing regularly but for now I’m just focused on getting to the end of this day.

If anyone wants to reach out, feel free to email me at: stepinsidethishouse@gmail.com

Appreciate your grace and kindness in advance.

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