#SundayPost: Veteran’s Day

Posted November 11, 2018 in Roundup Tags:

Sunday Post

Welcome to this week’s Sunday Post. This feature is brought to you by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, so swing by after you are done here and get the full list of participants!

What I Reviewed:

What’s Coming Up:

  • Fireworks by Sarina Bowen

This Week’s New Releases:

This Week’s Book Haul:

ARCs thanks to the authors and publishers:

Audio ARC thanks to Tantor Media:

Non-Bookish News:

Happy Veteran’s Day! My school does a Veteran’s Day assembly and this year I was able to have my dad attend! It was great! He enjoyed seeing my students and my school. Happy Veteran’s day to all the Vets around the world.

Monday I had my ENT appointment. I was presented with 3 options: #1 continue with my audiologist and look into new hearing aids that are more powerful. We would have to continue with lots of adjustments and it still wouldn’t really solve the problems. #2 have surgery to have a bone conduction hearing aid implant. This was my LEAST favorite option. I am NOT ready to admit I need a permanent hearing device attached to my skull. Its big and noticeable. I’m not as sensitive about my hearing aids as I once was, but this device is very noticeable. Plus, I am holding out. Who knows what technology will come up with in a few years? #3 is a timpanoplasty. This is the most invasive of the surgical options. This would hopefully result in a new ear drum graft and I could (maybe) regain some of my natural hearing that I lost. This would also get rid of the ringing and vertigo associated with me have a huge hole in my ear drum. This was the option I was leaning towards, but wanted to talk it over with my husband. We both quickly agreed this is what we want. If it doesn’t work, I’m no worse off than I am right now. So, I am hoping to schedule the surgery for the first week in June. The recovery time is LONG. 4-6 weeks of NO ACTIVITY. I can’t do anything that could damage the new drum while it heals. No lifting, no bending, no blowing my nose, basically, nothing that puts any stress on my body at all. Then after 6 weeks I can resume LIGHT activity. After 12 weeks I should be able to return to normal with some restrictions. Now I know what I’m doing this summer.

It was a long week at work. I had parent teacher conferences on Thursday so I was at school from 7 am until 8:30 pm. I don’t mind meeting with parents though-as a special education teacher, I talk to my students’ parents pretty frequently, so this is usually just a night they pop in to say hello!

Guys, I am in a slump. I tried to pretend I wasn’t, but its real. I haven’t listened to an audio book in over a week. I haven’t finished a book in a week. Nothing sounds good!! Hopefully next week I will be more engaged after a 3 day weekend.

So, whats new with you this week? Did you read any of the same books I did? Did you find any great book deals I need to grab ASAP? Let me know in the comments!

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9 responses to “#SundayPost: Veteran’s Day

  1. You’ve had a busy week! I hope everything goes well with your surgery, although it sounds like you won’t be doing it until next year.

    I loved Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas so I’m happy to see you enjoyed it, too. Happy reading, Samantha! 🙂

  2. Happy Veterans Day! And good luck with the surgery when it happens! I hope that it solves the problem for you! I’ve had some inner ear problems and vertigo in the past but mine’s not nearly as serious, sounds like. I hope it all goes well. 🙂

    And good luck with the slump too- hopefully it passes soon!

  3. Hell Samantha! No great news here… I hope the surgery will solve your problem because not hearing, dizzines…. this added with your long day and I think your brain is processing everything hence your book slump. OK sending some energy and inspiration your way! xoxo

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