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December 12th, 2005

(no subject) @ 08:51 pm

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Well, this is great. I worked part of this afternoon, then Mary and I went to see Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. My right ear has been closed up to the point where I can't hear out of it since yesterday, and shortly after coming out of the movie, you guessed it, the other one closed. I've taken a couple of Advil Cold and Sinus and am drinking a large cup of green and ginger tea (one bag of each in a very large mug), in the hopes that perhaps it'll help my ears open. Or maybe I could stick my fingers in my ears and say Ephphatha! I'm not sure that would work...

I went in and got some helpful pointers from the boss, who has said (a) he wants to start paying me more money, provided my evals start showing better, and (b) there is a better than average chance that I could have a full-time job with them eventually. I'm supposed to go in and see him tomorrow, but if my ears are still giving me trouble, then I might see how much of it we can do via email and possibly Internet chat.

Of course, now my ears are starting to feel less sore, and I feel like I'm regaining some of my hearing. Let's hope that continues. This being without my ears really sucks. I mean, my hearing isn't all that good to start with (I have a family history of deafness) and has deteriorated somewhat in the last few years, but this really sucks.

By the way, the movie was quite good. Though I've read most of the books (I had a hard time getting into Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and never finished it, and have not even attempted the one after that) and seen all of the movies, I've never been all that "into" it. They did a great job of editing the 800 or so page book down to a fairly decent screenplay.
 
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From:bayarts
Date:December 13th, 2005 07:24 am (UTC)
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Have you ever tried those over the counter ear drops? J. swears by them. He puts them in his ears, waits for about 2 minutes and then uses one of those baby syringes to flush it out. That might be more information than you wanted to read about this....but I think they work.
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From:john_holton
Date:December 14th, 2005 06:34 am (UTC)
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I have tried them, and they have been effective to the degree that I wasn't experiencing the sort of agony that I've been going through the last couple of days. I've got some antibiotics to drip in my ears for the next several days; I'll see how they work.

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