Meniere's and I are old acquaintances- I had my first vertigo attack 32 years ago at age 18, was officially diagnosed with Meniere's in my right ear at 23, and as of 3 days ago, I'm officially bilateral. Let's just saw this hasn't been my best week ever. My approach to Meniere's has always been acceptance - we all have struggles, and this just happened to be mine, and I was NOT going to let it stop me from living a full and productive life. And I haven't. Yes, it'd knocked me down a few times, but I dealt with it, got back up and moved on. I'm one of those annoying "glass is half full" people who can find the humor in almost anything, so I joke with friends about walking like a drunken sailor, blame every time I've forgotten something on my temperamental hearing (that works less well when people email you, but oh well) and just got on with things. This week, though, there aren't enough swear words available for me to properly convey how I'm feeling. I'm fully aware that life isn't fair - my teenagers have heard me say those words more times than they can count but -- THIS ISN'T FAIR! I put in my time. My doc said he thought my right ear was burning out. AND NOW MY FREAKING (and yes, I really do want to use a different word but I'll keep it clean) LEFT EAR DECIDES IT WANTS IN ON THE ACTION, TOO. To think I was done, and to have it come roaring back, worse and resistant to the steroids that have been my longtime saving grace, is a bit of a blow. I'm giving myself a week to wallow, so this is me wallowing and hoping to get some support from people who know what I'm going through. My husband & kids have been awesome, but if they grab another piece of food from my hands so that they can check the sodium content, you may be reading about us in the paper. Can I just say that Meniere's really sucks? I'll be back to my usually cheerful, annoyingly positive self next week, but for now, that's my new mantra. Meniere's sucks. And it's not fair.