Tuesday, May 29, 2007

gotta love it

* This is not a picture of my actual ear, cuz I'm not that motivated. Besides, you can't see the swelling anyhow. I hate my ears - only because I don't have insurance.

* I should be getting my car inspected and licensed today, but I just don't have the motivation to get out of the house yet. I'm blaming it on my ear, although I don't think I would be motivated even if my ear didn't hurt.

* I wonder if I should wait out the pain to see if it improves, or head in to the ER today.

* I have no idea what happened to my ear to cause this situation. No swimming. No long showers. (No known water in the ear, is what I'm getting at here.) There is a little swelling behind the ear also, but its not very tender or anything.

* Did I mention that is SUCKS to not have insurance. Kthxbi.

14 comments:

Trisha said...

Maybe a spider crawled in there and you have spider babies growing in your ear!! Ewww. Okay, so I doubt that but felt the need to scare ya with it. Since we've been too nice to each other lately, had to fix that too.

Sheila said...

Eek! You're mean! Spiders bad, spiders bad, spiders bad!!! :(

mist1 said...

I hate ear things. I just had to take a round of antibiotics to keep my ear from exploding. Will a cold compress ease the swelling?

Sheila said...

I didn't think about a cold compress...

Tom's Home Health nurse visited him today. I asked for free advice. She suggested Tylenol for the anti-inflamatory aspect and using Tom's oral antibiotics that the doc discontinued on him.

The Tylenol is already helping the swelling. I've not started the antibiotic yet.

angie said...

I'm sorry. no it wasn't that scary, and I'm not mad at you. oh I have some Nasacort nasal spray, I don't know what it does but I got lots because the nurse gave me samples when I saw the ENT. or use a nasal bulb and flash out your nose.... yeah thats what they told me lol hope it feels better, i understand the pain

Anonymous said...

The antibiotics will probably help, the ear canal is probably just irritated. Although, after all the things people have been finding thier ears, keep a close eye on it.

Blogarita said...

No wonder you weren't there when I stopped by your work to see you.

Ok, so I didn't, but I did drive by it.

Hope you're ear quits hurting soon.

Sheila said...

Anon - What are people finding in their ear canals?! Now I'm nervous!

Blogarita - Uhm, fyi, I'm there Thurs, Friday and Saturday evenings... :D

Elizabeth said...

Hey you should try putting garlic oil in your ear. It is an old remedy.

Trisha said...

Still think it's baby spiders.

Elizabeth said...

Ew that is so gross.

Bluepaintred said...

man everyone beat me to the whole spider in the ear thing
that sucks

have you been to a doc yet?

Teleri said...

Shiela try lavender oil just a small drop in the ear then put moist heat on it. See it that will releive it.

Trisha said...

Ummm....hello...you're ear can't possibly hurt so bad that you can't type up a new blog and let some one know you are still alive!!!