Update on the ear chirping. It does seem to be tinnitus due to minimal hearing loss at the end of the very high pitch scale. I actually hear very well, especially this DARN chirping. The dr has scheduled an MRI, which I am sure will show nothing (no tumor, but I hope brains). I have hears this is standard procedure. Also, he seems concerned about a lifelong problem I have had with dizziness upon standing. He is doing a test about this and is looking for orthostatic hypotension. My normal sitting bp is 90-100 over 50-60, so I guess I see his concern.
Overall, I do not believe I can receive any help with either of these issues, I think tinnitus is an old age condition and the other is just something I have always dealt with.
Update on breast reconstruction. I am hoping that next Monday is my last inflation date. The last two Mondays have been painful but tolerable. I expect the same pain next time, but I hope it is the last inflation before the implant and flap operation. With the inflations I have had only one episode of "blanching". I believe that means "chapped", and am using Eucerin as dr directed. Overall, I am good, but at 62 it takes a lotout of me. I can not work full time, so I am taking all this time off -- without pay of course!! I'll update you on flap and implant operation when finished.
Love and best regards to all you brave ladies.