I try not to say huh ALL the time. I cannot hear my husband if he turns his face away from me and talks softly….you know like sweet nothings well that is what I hear ...nothing.
I have had one good ear and one bad ear for quite some time. A few people have commented that the TV is on a little loud.
I chalked it all up to the ageing process. Just one more body part that fails you in your golden years.
Then I got a terrible shooting pain in my ear and a super dooper party pooper earache. One of those earaches that if I was little I would cry and stand next to the dryer with my ear pressed up close just like my girls did when they were little….they would stand there for a really long time until their tears dried on their faces….then I knew they had to see the Doctor.
I told Far Guy “I am going to the walk in clinic.” He said “I’ll drive.” Fine whatever.
Left ear is fine and has no ear wax. Right ear has a hard as a rock ball of ear wax, the Doctor moved it aside enough to see my very inflamed and infected eardrum. She could not wash the ball of wax out due to the infection. She tried extracting it until the pain was overwhelming. She said to put mineral oil in my ear for a couple of weeks and wash the ear out really good when I wash my hair, and take the antibiotics until they are gone. She also said “You might hear a lot better when that chunk of wax moves on out…if it doesn’t move come back.”
FINE. The first time we washed out my ear, I was standing with my head over the sink and Far Guy squirted sterile saline in my ear…and I immediately got dizzy and didn’t know which way was up or down. Luckily I didn’t fall… as we zig zagged to the table where I flopped my head down…gravity helped. It took several minutes until I got the saline to flow out of my ear and I knew which end was up. Far Guy said “Thanks for not falling down.” “Ya well thanks for holding the right end up.”
I still have that
small ball huge boulder of ear wax in my ear. It has not moved…well except to make me hard of hearing sometimes…and I still have ear pain that wakes me up.
We are still doing the mineral oil along with peroxide flushes…without success. I finish with the antibiotics today.
I asked the Doctor if it is strange to have ear wax in one ear and not the other…she said nope..there is no normal…one or both or neither can have ear wax. I am shooting for neither.
I walked up and down the aisle in Wallyworld but decided all their products and gizmos were probably not much better than what we were already doing.
I suppose one of these days that wax ball will come loose of all the little ear hairs that are holding it in place and it will roll around striking my eardrum until it builds up enough momentum to pop right out…
An old rake September 2015
Christmas Update: Presents purchased 1, Decorations 1 wreath is up outside. Cards have been ordered, Christmas letter is in progress. Trees decorated 0. Baking…none yet.