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Mark Atwood
That's disgusting!
I saw another doctor today. Dr Yue. Ear, Nose & Throat.

She took a look at my MRI's, and then noted that as neat as MRI's are, they are pretty much useless for looking at sinuses, or any other part of the head than the brain.

Then she took a look up my nose, up the back of my throat, and in my ears. Yes, indeed, the left side of my head is congested and tender, and both of my ears are full of wax.

So she pulled the wax out.

This is not like you sticking your finger in your ear in the shower.

It kept involving what felt like bigger and bigger shovels and clamps, in a rather uncomfortable (but not painful) and LOUD process, until she finally extracted a single ball about 7mm in diameter from the right ear, and one about 3 times that mass from the left.


But I can hear a lot better now. Too much better. Being able to hear individual raindrops, every cheap PC fan, and the fabric of my coat rubbing against my vest gets old. We have eyelids, why don't we have earlids?

I still have the headache though.

So I spray some stuff up my nose every day for two weeks, and then come back and get an endoscope shoved up my sinuses.
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elfs From: elfs Date: February 28th, 2003 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Shall we share horror stories?

My allergist cleared out my eustachian tubes the last visit I went there. It involved only one tool: a WaterPic® with a modified tip to blow down, away from the eardrum. It sounded like someone was hammering against my head and wanted in, bad. I wan't describe what he flushed out of my head, but it's disturbing to know there's that much room in there not being taken up with thinking meat.
omahas From: omahas Date: March 1st, 2003 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh, yuck!

You know, fallenpegasus, there is a reason for line cuts, dear. It's for TMI stuff like this. Grrrrrooooossssssss! ;)
curly_chick From: curly_chick Date: March 3rd, 2003 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

I see you on my LJ Friends list and I am not sure I know who you are. Do we know each other?
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: March 3rd, 2003 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
No. I'm a friend of missdimple, and I saw your journal thru hers and thought it would be fun to read you for a while. I can Go Away if you wish.
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