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Ear Wax and Weekends

Odd little story for you on a fine Saturday afternoon. On Thursday I started having a problem hearing in my right ear. Everything was muffled behind a constant ringing noise... that would. not. stop.... All day I dealt with it and went to bed hoping that the ringing would bed gone when I woke up.

Friday morning dawned beautifully of the bread basket of the United States and perhaps birds were chirpping but I couldn't hear it. My ear was worse than the day before! I couldn't hear a thing. My friends were calling me an old lady and Ralexwin was telling me I needed to go to the doctor.

I acquiesed and plodded on over to the Dr.

The diagnosis?

Ear wax! Yuck!

So I got my ears cleaned out and the nurse gave me a nice look at the offending ball of waxiness. It was so huge, like the size of a Garbanzo Bean. Eeew.

Now I can hear better, but the ringing hasn't subsided. I'm told that's due to water still in my ear. I was also told to run warm water into my ear in the shower. Did you know you were supposed to run water into your ear? I have always been under the impression that water in your ear was bad.

I guess you learn something new everyday. :)


Lisa said…
My Grandma had the exact same problem and side effects that you are having.

Problems with your ears effect all happiness.
Jenn said…
I'm so glad you shared a picture of the garbanzo beans and NOT the ear-wax!! Hope the ringing stops soon!

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