Rooster Ear

For the last two days I’m had a rooster pecking on my eardrum.  I’m not kidding.  A dull throbbing pain has popped into my life like a thunder storm kicking across a warm August night.  So, what to do? First, you obsess that your eardrum is going to explode, leaving you with a disgusting gaping hole in your head (Thank you, Web MD!), then you start calling your friends in the medical field for shameless free advice. You find yourself admitting, “Yes, indeed, I did go swimming in a public pool recently that most likely did leave me with a nasty ear rot from hell!”  Then, I go to the the real doctors for drugs, because really who wants their ear being attacked by a fake rooster on vacation week? Not me.

The scene in the doctors office was not a pretty one.  The doctor looked into my ear and said, “My god! Your eardrum is completely encased with wax!”  What? The whole thing? Encased.  That’s nasty.  I swear, I know my way around a q-tip.  Mom? Help? So, he just goes in there for the scrape.  Excuse me, six scrapes.  As he scraped he said, “How could you hear a thing?” Dude, have you ever heard my daughter?  Then he cheerily told me that my drum looked in tip-top shape but my tube is stuck like a penny in a rusty old parking meter.  Time for the antihistamine.

After paying my copay (sooo bitter!), I drive to CVS where I slowly realize that Sudafed is locked up like gold.  Fumbling for my ID, I had a surge of rooster badass. That’s right, I’m buying Sudafed! Just kidding.

So, am I on the mend? I’m not sure, but I sure am snarky today, don’t you think?

About julietruekingsley

Crazed writer living on the coast of Maine! Attempting to blog daily in fifteen minutes or less.
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7 Responses to Rooster Ear

  1. Pat says:

    No one needs all that on vacation week!!

  2. Mary Jane Rowan says:

    Cock-a-doodle-doo. Get better soooon.

  3. Now I know what to do for the next vacation (i.e. kids not at school) week. How long does one have to swim to develop such a thing as an encased eardrum? Can I do both at the same time?
    Happy New Year. Get Better!

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