The 10 commandments of Ménière’s

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  1. sirlanc

    sirlanc New Member

    The 10 commandments of Ménière’s

    1. Thou shalt have others diversions before Ménière’s. Fill thy life with other activities, be they mundane, daring, altruistic, or merely amusing. To fill thy life with thy ailment is to surrender to it, be in charge of thy condition rather than a victim of it.

    2. Thou shalt lead thy own recovery; and treat all others as consultants, learn the details of thy ailment, its diagnosis, its prognosis, and its treatments, conventional and alternative.

    3. Thou shalt cooperate intelligently and knowledgeably with thy doctor, if he is not intelligent or knowledgeable, remember, don’t turn thy head too fast when thee get up to leave the room.

    4. Thou shalt regard thy condition as a temporary imbalance in thy life, plan thy future, never confuse deaf for defeat, the only disability in life is a bad attitude and the human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.

    5. Thou shalt have enduring and unassailable faith, whether in a Supreme Being, in Medical Science, in Lysine, in thyself, or in the fact that the room is not really moving. Some days there won't be a song in thy heart. Sing anyway.

    6. Thou shalt love thy neighbor tinnitus for it is a constant reminder that resilience is indeed a virtue.

    7. Thou shalt express thy feelings candidly and openly to thy loved ones for they, too, are unsteady and need thy support.

    8. Thou shalt be a comfort to thy fellow Ménièreins, providing knowledge, encouragement, understanding, love and a kick in the bum when they falter and forgo hope.

    9. Thou shalt never relinquish hope, no matter how thou may feelest at that moment, for thou knowest, in the deep recesses of thy heart, that thy discouragement is but fleeting and that a better day awaits thee.

    10. Thou shalt maintain, at all times and in all circumstances, thy sense of humor which is the pole that adds balance to thy steps as thee wobbles on the tightrope of life.


    with special thanks to Paul H. K.
  2. Aladdin

    Aladdin Guest

    bravo - absolutely grande
  3. Aladdin

    Aladdin Guest

    this really is brilliant
  4. scottv

    scottv New Member

  5. survivedit

    survivedit New Member

    Love it!
  6. June-

    June- New Member

    Well done!

    They ought to hand this out with the dx.
  7. phildsc

    phildsc New Member

  8. poppaharley

    poppaharley Meniere's: God's answer to a free merry-go-round

    Good job! One to hang on the wall.
  9. Tara

    Tara New Member

  10. hollymm

    hollymm Me, 'in' a tree.

    Can I cut and paste as long as I give you credit?? Really good stuff!
  11. Louise

    Louise New Member

    Thanks Sirlanc! These commandments really put it in perspective.
  12. winewench

    winewench I'm not drunk, I just walk with an accent!

    Thank thee, kind knight!

    May I offer a flagon of wine or mead for thy efforts?

    Huzzah to you sir!
  13. gmcdnh

    gmcdnh New Member

    This is awesome!!! A good reminder to us all.
  14. HeatherB

    HeatherB New Member

    Thank you for that! I will print it out and place it somewhere to remind me often.
  15. ThornInDaesSide

    ThornInDaesSide New Member

    Re: The 10 commandments of Ménière’s

  16. mcdizzy

    mcdizzy "Now Who's the Dumbass Dumbass"

    Excellant! This is a keeper too.....thanks Sirlac : )
  17. Linda1002

    Linda1002 New Member

    Great job! Wonderful!
  18. vikx

    vikx New Member

    Thank you kind Sir!! VK
  19. jwebb

    jwebb New Member

    Fun to read. Thanks for the lift.

  20. Bastet

    Bastet New Member

    This is awesome. ty!

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