Hey guys! I just wanted to drop in a quick note to say that I may be gone for awhile (at least a few days? It’s all uncertain right now). For those of you who saw my post yesterday about my terrible ear ache, here’s the scoop:
So last night my ear was driving me INSANE. It hurt so bad. Finally, I went to bed for the night, and when I woke up this morning I sat up…. and liquid started pouring out of my ear. No kidding. It was scary – but it was clear and watery, so although I freaked out a little, I shrugged it off. Then around 9 pm tonight my ear started draining again.. this time with blood. So I rushed to the local ER, sat there for hours, and learned that apparently, I’ve ruptured my ear drum. My ear was so infected that it was swollen and filled with blood/pus behind my eardrum..and finally it had enough and POOF! it broke. I can no longer hear out of that ear. I just got home a few minutes ago (finally) with a prescription for some heavy pain pills and antibiotics.
Starting tomorrow I will have to go to a plastic surgeon to see about getting my ear repaired. Hopefully they’ll be able to fix my eardrum – otherwise, I may be completely deaf in that ear forever. I will never underestimate an ear infection again. Bleh. Anyways, I’m going to go to bed – I have to get up early tomorrow to visit the pharmacy and see about arranging that plastic surgeon. If you don’t see me around for a few days, assume I went off to have surgery or I’m sleeping off ear pain. I hope everyone else is well this week.