Skip to main content

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!

Popular posts from this blog

Altered Shoe Art: Ring Holder Shoe Tutorial

This was my week two craft for So You Think You're Crafty. I placed third that week for this one. I thought you might enjoy finding out how I made it.

I tried about a million different decorations before settling on one that didn't drown out my rings. I wanted them to the focal point. This is also why I went with black fabric and not something more vivid.

Don't be intimidated by the lack of 101 I'm giving you. It really is a straight forward sort of project. If you know how to use a glue gun without burning yourself you can do this. Just be sure to dust off your imaginative brain space first. :)

The one important thing you might be wondering is how I got the pink fabric to stick to the shoe. I really just Mod Podged it on.

There are several different ways to make ring tubes that you can find online. One I saw used that colored foam paper stuff that you find in the kids craft section. I thought that might have been easier, but I had scraps of batting lying around so I …

How-To Pretend You Work For Anthropologie

The problem with Anthropologie is that they cost way too much money. WAY TOO MUCH! I mean, come on--these book boxes:

Cost $68-$188!

Do you have that kind of money?

I don't, but you know what I do have? I have a library with a cart full of free books that no one really cares about! So guess what I did... I made my own (and then I gave them away because I really don't have anywhere to put them).

Here's how.

What do you think?

I Am A Phoenix

This is a drawing I did right after my divorce, when I was trying to discover my life's course and who I was as a person. Divorce is this horrendously nasty thing that leaves a person with little to nothing of who they were before (at least that's how it was for me). My family was gone, at one point I had counted up blood/legal relatives that had stopped talking to me and it was nearly 60. Things were bad, but one of the recurring comments I heard from other divorcee's was 'Get bitter, or get better.' So I aimed for better. I came up with my own personal code of conduct (Quiet Dignity) and my own personal motto.

The motto the drawing is based off of is: 
"I am a Phoenix. I was born for the fire and I will rise from the ashes."
But, that's not all. Each aspect of the drawing has meaning. I researched these... so I hope I got them right. lol
I chose to make my image reminiscent of a mandala with the most significant parts at the very center. The shape i…