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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ear Infections

I don't think I ever got an ear infection as a child. Maybe as a baby, before I can remember, but in my recollection (which is very very dim) I recall no ear infections. But about fours ago I started getting them every time I was sick. I didn't even know what was wrong. I never go to the doctor, but this time I did. Before having kids, the last time I went to the doctor was when I was eight. Then I went once when we were first married because I had these little white bumps in the back of my throat (which I get all the time, and the doctor I saw explained is just my body fighting a viral infection). Then I went again when I was pregnant with Princess Sparkley and all subsequent pregnancies, etc. And I guess I went to get my knee checked out once because I've inherited my knees from my parents who, collectively, have had three knees replaced and I'm a bit of hypochondriac. But aren't hypochondriacs who rarely go to the doctor the best kind?

Anyways, when I went to the doctor that time about four years ago for a "I'm so sick please give me medicine check-up," it turned out I had a sinus infection and a double ear infection and something else. And ever since then, if I get a bad cold, I can feel it head straight for my ears. It's horrible. And then my husband came home from work or school last week and said a guy he knows was flabbergasted that someone was out with an ear infection because "adults don't get ear infections." That's what I thought. But I was wrong. And he's wrong. Maybe he'll start getting adult ear infections as his punishment for being so unsympathetic of his adult colleague with an ear infection.


Erin said...

So do you think you are getting an ear infection? My ears always hurt when I get a cold, but I don't think that I have gotten an actual infection. I like to use garlic/olive oil drops in my ears. It seems to sooth the pain and pressure.

Nance said...

I don't think this is an ear infection this time... they just hurt a lot the one day. Last year we had a hysterical time with Brandon trying to drop garlic drops into my ear.

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