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The good thing is, it's not as bad as last time...

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!!! emoticon
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MARTHA-ANN 1/16/2010 2:40AM

    Thanks everyone, the painkillers have kicked in a bit and I managed intermittent sleep emoticon emoticon

2nd February 2010.
Bit of an update for anyone interested.
It's a perforated eardrum and inner ear infection.
It's healing nicely but still swollen and infected so I'm on antibiotics.
The pain's gone and the feeling like I'm about to fall over has gone too.
Just time now...

Comment edited on: 2/2/2010 5:04:30 AM

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GINGERSTARDUST 1/15/2010 11:53PM

    emoticon sorry to hear you are having problems ,sending good wishes for a quick mend and for some rest !!! emoticon emoticon Ginger

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SPIRITSEEKER2 1/15/2010 6:25PM

   
so sorry for your earach.. take care, I hope it feels better ..

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CAROLYN0107 1/15/2010 4:15PM

    Martha-Ann...so sorry about your ear problems. I'm glad you can hear out of one ear at last.
HUGS

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SUEJENN 1/15/2010 3:54PM

    When I was a kid you didn't take your kid to a doctor for earaches. I had a lot of earaches. I remember my mom grinding an aspirin between two spoons and then stir it with jam. After that I was treated to a warm drink with honey, lemon juice and amber whisky. Ugh! Can't drink the stuff even now. Just the smell reminds me of the pain. Thank goodness these days we have better options at our disposal to treat the pain! I wish you well on this journey and hope the news is good.

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SILVERWITCH59 1/15/2010 3:30PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Hope you will be on the mend soon xo

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NEELOJ 1/15/2010 11:09AM

    I am so sorry Martha!!!
I use to have ear aches as a child all of the time and I can remember the pain. And like you say, you can't get to the itch or pain to do anything!! It can be very intimidating!!

I will be thinking of you and saying a prayer.
Maybe you can take lots of pictures with your camera to take your mine off of it!
Keep in touch!!
JO

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LOOZINITNOW 1/15/2010 8:06AM

    You are definitely not moaning! That would be very annoying. You are in my thought and prayers!

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LIVEGOLFTRAVEL 1/15/2010 6:19AM

    I'll pray for a quick recovery.

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