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Since Friday the throat infection grew worse, with pain and swelling and a painful cough. I drank a lot, didn't eat much, and generally just lay around not doing a lot of activity. Yesterday my ears felt blocked up - the way they do when you have a bad cold.

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.

Well, bugger.

Now I have packets of amoxycillian, ciproxyn ear drops, and a referral to see an ear, nose, and throat specialist.

What an embuggerance.

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St. Otter wishes you better health!
May healing commence!

This is why you don't treat a bad sore throat by toughing it out and waiting for it to go away. Infections in the throat area can move to the ear very easily. Next time you'll know better, ne?

What can I say? I'm a bloke.

FWIW, a perforated eardrum doesn't always lead to permanent hearing loss. The membrane can heal, as long as the hole isn't too big. And if it doesn't heal by itself, they may be able to fix it with a laser or something. But, obviously, the first order of business is to get rid of the infection that produced enough pus to burst the eardrum. Follow your doctor's orders!

That being said, comforting thoughts to you, and I hope you feel better soon.


That has never happened to me.

#BestIconPicEvar :)

Edited at 2015-10-21 01:57 am (UTC)

Thanks! It's rainy today so I didn't drive her. I can't wait for if I ever actually get pulled over.



Mine's a bit more rat roddy.
Ignore the engine pic, it has a totally different engine now, it's a Datsun A14.
I've also added the skull shifter, some subwoofers, and the GO FASTER duct tape. New seats are next.... after the turn signals :)

I've yet to meet a Triumph that didn't benefit from an engine swap :)

Duct tape on a car is worth at LEAST +10HP! :)

It's a rag top, who needs turn signals? :D

Cooool (especially in winter at 5K feet up :) fun project, much respect to ya!


Tsk! Put in a new engine and it's no longer a Triumph! Where are all the oil leaks and dodgy electrics?

Edited at 2015-10-21 03:36 am (UTC)

In the MGB, where they belong :P



Get your self to Sydney ASAP for proper medicine: http://www.doctorsordersbrewing.com/www/Home.html

Follow the orders there precisely! Bonus for cheddar!

Thanks for letting us know, hope this passes quickly.

Mako, also a Bloke

Edited at 2015-10-21 01:56 am (UTC)

Eeep! I hope it heals up and you feel better.

Urgh. :( o.O

I wish you a fast recovery from the infection and a full restoration of the eardrum. Here's to stereo echo location.

That's not good - but at least it's not as BAD as it could've been! :-)

Hope you're on the mend, soon.

Yikes o.0 Sounds awful, best of luck on the healing.

And sorry but ahahaha! "don't be silly, it's probably just a SPIDER IN MY EAR I WANNA DIE!" Very appropriate response!

Well. That sucks.

Hope you feel better soon!

No change. Right ear still perforated, left ear still feels blocked, although it's not blocked because there is no wax. There is a serious middle ear problem. Right now I have less than 50% hearing.

I'm seeing a specialist next month.

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