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:
- [5 Nov] SEAL's Honor by Megan Crane ★★★★
- [7 Nov] Rocky Mountain Christmas Cowboy by Katie Ruggle ★★★★
- [8 Nov] Wicked Whiskey Love by Melissa Foster ★★★★
What’s Coming Up:
- Fireworks by Sarina Bowen
This Week’s New Releases:
This Week’s Book Haul:
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!
I love that your school had a Veteran’s Day celebration, and it’s so nice your dad got to attend. Lot of tough choices with respect to your ENT visit. I hope the surgery works. Sorry to hear you are in a slump. I hope the three-day weekend recharges you.
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! 🙂
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!
I hope things go well with your hearing and the choice you picked to help it out. Reading slumps are no fun. When I get into one I usually reread one of my old favorites. You picked up some nice ARC’s. I hope you enjoy!
It has been a long week for me also, just for different reasons. I will be glad when it gets unbusy for me but that won’t be till after New Year and then I am back at school. (rips hair out). Have a wonderful week!
Mary #SundayRoundup #44!
The recovery sounds brutal! But whatever improves the overall quality of your life, then go for it.
Hope you get over your slump soon.
It sounds like you made the best choice and I hope you keep us updated after the procedure in June. And I hope you get over your slump:)
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
I hope you had fun at the Veteran’s day celebration. It sure sounds fun.
Sorry to hear about your slump.. those definitely suck.