This starts out sad, but I’ve always had a knack for seeing the humor in things.
I have a confession. I’ve been filming my journey with pulsatile tinnitus (PT) – doctors appointments, video diaries, phone calls with doctors offices, etc – because I want to make a movie someday about my PT and the emotional toll it’s taken on me.
I finally thought I was on the road to healing after being bounced from doctor to doctor, but today I got a very sad phone call that has run me into a dead end. I felt hopeless.
So I filmed the phone call, telling Aaron, then my emotional breakdown.
But it turns funny because my husband had told me that he was surprising me this week for Mother’s Day and I had convinced myself that it was Ellen DeGeneres helping me reach my 30 Before 30 goals of meeting and seeing Adele in concert and dancing with Ellen on her show. I had written her a letter months ago, he was being super secretive about it, and gave me clues that made me think it might be it. So this moment of sadness after this phone call turned into something funny.
I made a short video about it and posted it on my YouTube channel. It shows the real pain and hurt of what I’ve been going through with my ear, but it also shows the silver lining and the hope and humor through it all. I hope it gives a glimpse into my PT journey but also makes you laugh.
Also, if you feel compelled to share this video, please do. Oh, please do. And feel free to send it to Ellen. 😉