Sunday, December 30, 2007
completely miserable...

I have small ear canals, had constant Ear infections as a kid, they tried everything even tubes. They removed my tonsils and adenoids when I was like 8, but that didn't help much.
Every few years, as long as I have been an adult, I have this problem which happens when wax builds up. Usually in the summer when I swim a lot. Essentially I wake up one day and can't hear out of one or both ears.
I can only take this so long, a trip to CVS for one of those Peroxide kits has never done the trick so I end up at the Doctors. Each time they go on and on about how they can't get it out, it takes hours and usually they manage to remove the block.
Christmas I started to feel I was losing hearing in one ear and knew what that meant.
I couldn't take it anymore, and yesterday (Saturday) I went to the Emergency Room.
Typical 4 1/2 hour wait before I was even seen, and then this (rather incompetent in my opinion) Nurse decides to stick one of those ear light proby things in my ear, which served to push the wax in deeper. She did the same to my other ear, and as a result I cannot hear out of that one now either, brilliant!!
So I get there at 1:30, and they see me around 5:30. They have me lay on my side and pour this solution in my ear and leave me there 30 mins. She comes back, "irrigates" my ear and can't get anything to come out. Next she tries Peroxide (not diluted either, the straight stuff which really burns I found out after 30 mins), still she can't get ANYTHING out.
They tell me then (It's about 7pm at this point) that I need to see an Ear Nose Throat Specialist, and that they have never seen such a wax blockage. Great, 6 hours of hell and not only is my ear still blocked, it's worse and now thanks to the idiot nurse my other ear is blocked as well.
Ya know we are raised in this country that when we are really in need of medical attention (I now have a fever and am beginning to get dizzy, not to mention I can't hear anything) that the emergency room is the place to go when our doctor's are not open. Can you imagine knowing that they can't even help you? I am totally frustrated, and yea, miserable.
Blogger Lemuel said...
Really sorry to read about such a horrible experience. I hope you get some relief soon!

Blogger Ur-spo said...
remember to have to tell the next examiner so this won't be repeated
how frustrating.

Blogger Marko said...
I hope you feel better, I feel your pain. As a kid it almost came to putting tubes inmy ears as well, I suffered earaches that would cripple me, man i am so glad that it doesnt happen much anymore. I feel for you man!

Blogger tornwordo said...
Oh that sucks bad. I hope today finds you with some kind of remedy.

Blogger Polt said...
But national health care for everyone will make things worse!!

Damn Republicans.

Hope you're doing better, sweetie.


Blogger Miladysa said...
Hope you are feeling better soon!

Happy New Year!

Blogger daveincleveland said...
hows my favorite persian guy....i have the same damn problem...need to go in about every 6 months, but in my case no hearing at home is a plus.....hehehe.....happy new year and hugs to you sweetie......
hope 08 becomes everything that you hope boyfriend, winning lotto ticket, and publishers clearing house check......:)

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