Friday, January 15, 2010
The 2nd of February 2008 was a red letter day for me.
I got my hearing back after being deaf for fifteen months due to a benign tumour on my eardrum.
Now, almost two years later, I'm almost back to square one.....I've a nasty earache and I can't hear properly in my left ear!
It began a couple of weeks ago when my ear began popping and crackling every now and again, usually when I was laid down, but there were long periods inbetween them and they weren't enough to worry me.
Then last Sunday I began to get intermittent earache over most of the day and night. The next day it was fine but on Tuesday the earache began again. At first it was just small twinges with good periods inbetween, not too bad, then on Wednesday the pain came on in earnest and hasn't gone away and now I can't hear well either. It feels like I have something in there, it's painful and wet and it's sizzing and popping constantly.
Today I went to have swabs taken and have been given antibiotic drops for an ear infection. I've been told my ear is gloopy inside, it's swollen and painful too.
My psoriasis is pretty bad in both ears at the moment, which isn't helping as they itch constantly and you can't get at it to stop it!
I've to go back in a week with a view to seeing my specialist again if the swabs show anything bad.
The medicated drops I've been given make me feel even deafer and it really stung as they went in.
I haven't had much sleep as it seems worse when I'm laid down so I'm hoping the medication kicks in quickly and I can sleep tonight.
I really am thankful for small mercies.
It sounds as though I'm moaning a lot but there is a positive side.....it's not as bad as last time.....I can still hear in one ear!!!
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Brrr it's cold....a very chilly strong north wind is blowing so hard the snowflakes are almost horizontal!.
It's been snowing on and off since 21st December and never seems to get much above freezing so the snow and ice are compacted down. There's still a good depth over the footpaths and roads so I can't go walking outdoors yet.
Last nights snow is on top of the already compacted snow and ice making it very slippery and it still keeps snowing too. They're forecasting yet more to come for at least the next week and the temperature never seems to get much above freezing before it drops for the night again. What little bit of sun we do get just melts the surface which freezes over night making it like a skating rink.
I'm still too wary after my knee ligament damage, which is just coming right, and I don't want to slip and damage it again...so it's indoor walk marching again....I enjoy it but I'd rather be out and about with my camera, unfortunately my walk buddy has a damaged knee at the moment so I daren't risk it alone.
I've denuded the house of it's Christmas decorations...it actually looks quite bare!
I danced around doing the dusting, polishing and hoovering which made quite a nice workout and have walk marched for thirty minutes.
Yesterday I made a couple of big batches of soup which I've frozen into portions. One's butternut squash, onions and carrots and DH doesn't like it so it's all for me.....he he he!.....the other is mixed vegetable which DH will have some of.
I don't really have a recipe, just throw everything in, add chicken stock, any herbs or spices I fancy and that's it.....negligible calories, nice and warming on a winters day and a good filler!
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