When this all started I only noticed liquid in my ear. The next 5 years my ear was always swollen, ached and I would get dizzy. I finally got the right diagnosis and I was told it was called surfer’s ear. At this point, I was told surgery is my only option. Since this was my first surgery, I wasn’t motivated to get it done. I prolonged it for another 4 years. At this point, I can barely hear out of it and it was always swollen. I was having Dr. Nazarian clean it out constantly. I knew it was time to have surgery. Dr. Nazarian made the entire process as easy and flawless as possible. I was able to schedule it on a Friday and I was out Friday night. By Saturday, I had no pain. On Sunday, most of the swelling was gone. Having this surgery was the best thing I’ve done and I shouldn’t have put it off for so long.