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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. :)

Comments

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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