Ear infection (3 weeks a bit long)
I know this is not a doctors office but I have had this stupid ear infection for three weeks now. Its driving me crazy because I just cannot hear out of my left ear.
It all started three weeks ago when I felt a lump in my ear and it started to hurt. A good poke with a finish nail cured the lump and it felt a bit wet, but soon the pain went away. Well for a week. Then the pain came back and I could not hear. So I went to the Doctor.
He said it was an outer ear infection and gave me some drops. So a week goes by, no more pain in my ear, but no hearing either. So I head back to the Doctor's and another doctor said it was fluid in my middle ear drum. It will go away on its own. Now its been another week and still no hearing.
Its only in one ear so its making my equilibrium way off. Luckily wearing earmuffs at work and home helps stabilize the pressure, but its still annoying. I am thinking about heading back, but so far its cost me a hours pay, and two co-pays. It was bad enough hearing the Dr say the second time it would go away on its own if I was patient.
Is 3 weeks with no hearing impatient or is another Dr's trip in order hear (pun intended)
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"