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May. 8th, 2003 @ 05:18 pm sick sick sick sick
What I feared would happen happened--the fluid in my ears got infected, and now I've got a middle ear infection. I never really felt completely better after my travels, and last night during "The West Wing" it hit me like a ton of bricks. I slept fitfully, ibuprofen having little effect, tossing off my bedcovers. I woke up with a 101 fever and all achey. I went to Medemerge (our primary care physician is there) and got in right when they opened at 8. I'm now on $80 antibiotics (my wife informs me we'll get reimbursed by insurance) and wonderful prescription strength decongestant. I should feel better in a few days. Then I have to start working out because my blood pressure is a bit high. Not surprising. I figure if I lose the 20 pounds I want it'll be fine. Thing is I've only worked out twice since I came back because I've been feeling blecchy.

And I was supposed to have an exam on Saturday that I've been completely unable to study for. I have it rescheduled for Tuesday though. I hope I can meet with my graduate advisor then as well. We shall see.

Meanwhile, I'm in "meetings only" mode at work. I came in for our library meeting today, and will come in for technology committee tomorrow. I'll stay as long as I can bear, I'm figuring 3 doses of antibiotic should work their magic. And perhaps I'll get a good night's sleep.
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Date:May 8th, 2003 02:40 pm (UTC)
I had lots of ear infections when I was a kid... two sets of tubes and everything.

I used to love it when my ears finally popped, it was always a big relief.

Get Well Soon, and good luck on your Exam!
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Date:May 8th, 2003 02:58 pm (UTC)
One time, at the age of eight or so, I woke up with an ear ache. It felt like something was crawling in my ear. It hurt.

So I woke up, ran upstairs, and screamed for my mother and stepfather to take me to the hospital. They took their time, assuring me it was just an ear infection, nothing was ``clawing'' my ear, and not to worry. We finally left, got to Rahway Hospital, and the doctor immediately told me that I had a Japanese beetle attempting to burrow through my ear drum. We flushed it out with water, it died, and I got to bring it into show and tell. My mom and stepfather really felt stupid, and I spent the summer squishing bagfulls of Japanese beetles when I could.