I’ve often said that I don’t get sick very often, but when I do, I don’t kid around about it. Last night, I noticed an uncomfortable stuffiness in my left ear, and a bit of pain when I prodded at it. So this morning, I called my doctor and asked if I could get an appointment.
After poking at me, the doctor explains to me that there are two kinds of infections one is likely to get in the ear. One kind mainly affects the outer ear canal, and is sometimes called “Swimmers ear”. The more serious kind is the sort of infection that affects the eardrum and inner ear.
Which do I have?
Both. At the same time. Ow.
Antibiotics and rest, indeed. *sigh* Hopefully, I’ll feel better by the weekend.
(Kitanzi is a dear, though. She came home on her lunch break to see if she could make me feel better, and then stopped at the store on her way home this afternoon to buy various comfort foods for me. *happysigh* She’s such a joy in my life.)
Oh, I loathe ear infections. I had them all the time when I was a kid, multiple times a year.
I had an ear infection when I was eight. Like, the whole year. >.<
Want me to come rip out your EAR???
(which doesn’t sound nearly as nifty and threatening as offering to rip out your SPINE, but hey, I work with what I got.)
ew…that’s it bub…no swimming for you for a while ;P
*hugs* I hope you feel better soon.
here is a virtual hug. Poor Rob!!!
So, Tigerlily is reading her friends page and says, “Poor Rob!” I go to look over her shoulder and also cry, “Poor Rob!”
Poor Rob. *gentle healing vibes* I’m glad you have Kitanzi the Wonderful with you, though. 🙂
I hope you’re feeling a bit better this morning.
*hugs carefully not near an ear*
When you go back to swimming there are vinegar-water drops you can put in your ears to help prevent swimmer’s ear from recurring.
Once you get it you’re more prone to it (guess how I know this?).
Many hugs, and may the infections go away sooner rather than later.
Hey, how long will that take to heal up?
(I hope it takes half the normal time… yow!)
Healing vibes for a fast and complete recovery, wrapped in gentle, careful hugs and tied with a braid of smooches…
Owwww. Glad it’s just ‘a bit’ of pain, though (unless you were being stoic
). *healing-vibe-laden hug*