Friday, May 28, 2010

Caffeinated Randomness - I can't hear you.

It has been a while since I did a Caffeinated Randomness post.  Probably because my life is so purpose-filled and intentional that there is nothing random to share.

If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you.  

But today's story, well it really can't go anywhere else.  Because this is just so random, you can't make this sort of thing up.  :-)
Tuesday.  I am showing my sister something on my PC, when I feel something tickle my ear.  Me left ear.  (Pay attention.  This becomes important later.)  I scratch at it, and she tells me she thinks there was a miggie flying around.  (miggie = small flying insect; fruit-fly; midge)
Well, whatever it was.  It is now in my ear.  And I can't shake it loose.

So I try to irrigate my ear with sweet oil.  Of which I have about half a tea-spoon left.  After filling and draining twice, I use up my supplies, and still feel like I have something in there.  Bother!
So I call my friend, who is a pharmacist at our local medical centre, and ask for advice.  He suggested I come in, and let one of the nursing sisters look in my ear.  Which I did.
And they found.... nothing.

I found this hard to believe, because I could still feel it, and it still hurt.  But who am I to argue with a otoscope?
So I went home, and slept on it.

The next morning it still hurt a little.  But I decided that might just be all the oil, so I would just leave it.  So when my ears started itching, I just used a Q-tip in the right one. 

And it broke.

That's right.  Less than twelve hours after going to the medical centre, I had something lodged in my other ear.  What are the chances of that?

I mean.... really!!!
So now what?  I can't go back to the sister to ask for another examination, on the other side.  And I am not going to pay a doctor to look for something that may have fallen out.
Decisions. Decisions.
Long story short, I got a nurse at another pharmacy to look at it, and confirm there was something stuck in there.  Then I made an appointment to see my doctor, for which I had to wait the whole day.  With a piece of cotton wedged in my ear.
Not my greatest week.
So after the doctor did his thing with the forceps, which took about 0.27 seconds, I got to go home with clean ears.

And on the way out I stopped at the pharmacy to show my friend my medical report.  "Foreign object in ear"  Luckily the doctor hadn't specified which ear. :-)


  1. Oh my, that is funny! I hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Why do I have the sudden urge to put on a pair of ear muffs?

  3. yikes!!! That sounds like an awful day!!!! My ears are itchy just reading this!!!

  4. Oh my word - that is horrid but also funny. Makes for a good story! Glad your ears are clean and you can now enjoy the weekend - and hear!!!

  5. I feel bad...but I'm, WITH you, or course! HAHAHAHAHA! That's real random fineness.

  6. You're not supposed to put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear...really...that's what my grandma always told me...

  7. ♥ Kathy - I have been reading that a lot this week. After each incident, I went onto the net to find out what you should do.

    Now I know.

  8. Haha!! I can honestly say I have never had that happen. Yet.

  9. I have a fear of getting something in my just helped make my fear worse. EEK. Glad everything is okay and your ears are very clean ;)

  10. Wow! And I thought I was disaster prone. At least when I got that flying ant in my ear it wasn't followed by anything else. At least miggies don't bite. Now you know why I'm paranoid about flying things.


  11. YIKES! Although I would have probably stuck anything I could get my hands on if I thought there was a miggy mite or whatever kind of bug flying around in my head. I already have too many other people in there as it is. LOL

    I bet you have a new appreciation for women who need forceps to deliver babies.....well, maybe not. I just got the childbirth image in my head with that mention of forceps. *shudder*

  12. Coffee and reformed theology, my two favorites, ears just have to be done at least once every three years one of those thing that come with age.

  13. Haha!!!! I love that!

    The poor nurse. She must feel like a failure. you probably ruined her entire life.

  14. My doctor recommends hydrogen peroxide in the ear for ear infections, so I probably would have tried to drown the little bug!

  15. Okay, now I'm going to feel like there are things crawling around in my ears. Thanks for that.


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