I Had To Go To The ER This Weekend

@CatsandDogs (13964)
United States
September 29, 2009 3:34pm CST
for my good ear. It's been going on for about three weeks now and had gotten worse which is draining and feeling like liquid was pooling inside my ear that sounds weren't sounding right and yes I wear my hearing aids but still, everything sounded so muffled or like I was hearing through a tube. I used alcohol to dry it up but the last time I did that, it hurt like hell!! Hubby called the on call doctor and the doctor said that since I'm legally deaf, totally deaf in my left ear and lost about 60% in my right that it was really important that I go get it checked out and not wait till Monday so that's what we did. The doctor there said she couldn't see my ear drum and gave me a prescription to dry my ear out and help with the irritation that she saw. It's been doing a right good job so far till last night, I got that blockage sound again which had me worried. I was told to see my doctor and get a referral to an ENT doctor as soon as possible. We were going to do that first thing on Monday but dang it all, we've been wanting to go back to Climax where our cat is to hand out flyers because the sooner we do the better our chances are in getting him back, thanks to the spay and neuter clinic switching him with someone else's cat and this woman took him home and set him free before realizing it wasn't her cat! Soooo we did do that instead of going to the doctor and went today instead. My doctor said the continue using the medicine and come back in a week so that's what we're going to do. Hopefully this medicine will do the trick, I can only hope. So you can only imagine in the midst of this and my cat missing, my parents and their problems which I've already started a discussion on, whew! I have my hands full!! Now I forgot to mention in my last discussion about my brother, he called my parents to tell them that he doesn't have any money to help them with or he's have sent it. Now that I'm in the dog house over that text to my three brothers, why didn't my brother call me instead?! Doesn't he know it's going to aggravate my parents even more?! Of course he does but he also knows he'll be off the hook too by calling them! Damn them all anyway!! ARG!! I'm going to call him in a few minutes to let him know what had happened and if he jumps down my throat like he did once before a year and a half ago, I'll be finished with him too!! One brother and I aren't on speaking terms, I don't mind adding another!! Well, I do mind but damn it, I refuse to be treated like some moron!! I'm not a bank and I have my own problems and dreams to live too so why can't I? Ok, I know I'm way off the subject here.... BLA!!!!!!! Hopefully my ear will be fine in a week and I can finally wear my hearing aids again but for now, I can't wear them and I'm deaf as a damned door knob!! ARG!! Have you ever had to stop wearing something that you needed so badly because of a health issue?
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11 responses
• United States
29 Sep 09
Gee whiz, you never catch a break! I'm so sorry for all the crap you have to deal with. I hope you're feeling better soon.
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Sep 09
hi catsanddogs oh my you do have too much on your plate'and now with your poor ears. I do hope that the medication helps your'ears so you can use your hearing aids again.I cant imagine just how frustrating it must be to not hear,then the worry about your parents, and your brothers giving you a bad time, and on top of that your blessed cat is still missing wow, wish I could be of some help Cats. I can send some prayers for you and maybe it will help. Seems like your brothers should be willing to help out your parents, after your parents are also your brothers and it should be up to them to help out. You do enough for sure. good luck and God bless.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
29 Sep 09
Shame on u for putting off going to the dr. u know u & your hraring are more important than going to see about that cat. Sorry, don't mean to make u mad but u do not take care of yourself in so many ways. I know some of my friends would tell u i'm a good one to talk, lol. I hope your ears gets better soon. I have never had to do w/out anything as important as your hearing aids. My aunt was deaf & she couldn't hear anything w/out hers. IT is a sad & bad situation. PLEASE TAKE CARE.
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• United States
1 Oct 09
You seem to be going through a steady line of bad happenings. You need to take care of your own health. Find your Kitty cat and relax for a while. One of these days you are going to have to confront your parents regarding you having to take on the major responsibility of helping them while your brothers are getting of Scot free.
• United States
30 Sep 09
hooowee that really sucks. i hope ur feeling better, i know it doesn't compare to what you went through but i absolutely hate it when i get pool water stuck in my ear, its haunting and nothing can be big enough to distract me from that noise.
@dragon54u (31609)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I sure hope your ear gets better soon! With that kind of hearing loss, you can't afford to lose any more! May I make a suggestion without hurting your feelings? I hope so. Break up your text into paragraphs of 4-6 lines each and it would be so much easier to read! I lose my place so many times with all the lines together like you have them. Keep doing what the doctor says and next time you see your brother, kick his a$$. It sounds as if he needs it.
@Thoroughrob (11756)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I hope you are doing much better. I hope you get to hearing soon. You don't need this on top of everything else.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
30 Sep 09
I would take time away from everybody Cats and PUT YOURSELF FIRST! Seriously you are being taken for granted here and your health is suffering. You have so much going on all at once; if I were you I would focus on my health and finding Lil Tux, everyone can just take care of themselves for a change. I don’t mean to sound harsh but the time must come when you have to put yourself first Cats! I hope you feel better real soon...
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
30 Sep 09
I really hope that your Ear will be sorted As for your Family Sweet you need to have strong words now as it is getting very nasty and considering you are doing everything and your Parents are still jumping all over you is just not right Big Hugs
30 Sep 09
hope your ear will be fine in this week i will pray for you.
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
Well I think you have to first check what's going on with your ear, I don't know if that is "otitis externa" or "otitis media" if that's what you call your current condition. Anyway, I hope you can see a doctor as soon as you can before doing anything else to avoid further damage to your ears. In my own opinion, it will really help if you can solve your health problems first before doing or solving someone else's problem. Hope that helps! God Bless