4am this morning I had an incredible pain deep in my right ear. It hurt so much! And then it stopped suddenly with a pop. AH! Relief!
And then blood started coming out.
End relief, commencing worrying in 3...2...1...Worrying: commence!
Worrying swung from "CEREBRAL HAEMORRHAGE! I'M GUNNA DIE!" to "don't be silly, it's probably just a SPIDER IN MY EAR I WANNA DIE!"
Well, sleep wasn't going to happen, so I lay there and, to keep my mind from going crazy, composed a Discworld fanfic I probably won't write, and waited for 6am to roll up. 6.05am I was at the medical centre, and 10 minutes later the doctor was telling me I had a perforated ear drum.
Now I have packets of amoxycillian, ciproxyn ear drops, and a referral to see an ear, nose, and throat specialist.
What an embuggerance.