Horrible, horrible birthday...
Saturday, June 29, 2013
It is 1:45 am EST. I just got back from ER. Was there for 7 1/2 hours. Ear is much worse. They pumped me full of IV antibiotics (some super antibiotic named vanco and levofloxin) and did a ct scan to make sure that the infection had not crossed over in to my jaw bone. I first went to another Urgent Care place, who promptly took my $40 co-pay, told me how bad it all really looked and advised me to go to the ER straight away. I was on IV's for 3 1/2 hours. Luckily, "Murder, My Sweet" was on TCM, a film noir based on a Raymond Chandler novel, starring Dick Powell as Philip Marlowe and Claire Trevor as the femme fatale (Film noir is one of my favorite genres of film). Not bad. "The Big Sleep" is on now, with Bogie and Bacall. Bogart was playing Philip Marlowe this time. Another great noir, "Lady in the Lake," with Robert Ryan, is on after that, followed by Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers On A Train, one of my favorite Hitchcock movies of all time (Hitch is my favorite director). This is all well and good, as the right side of my face around the right ear has swollen considerably, and it is unlikely that I will get much sleep again tonight. I have to call an ear, nose and throat doc first thing tomorrow (good luck getting a call back on the weekend).
Anyways, I hope I can avoid surgery, but welcome it if it relieves me of some of this pain.
And tomorrow (actually later today) I have my cousin's wedding to go to.