Sunday, 22 May 2011
I'm hoping my ear drum will rupture
Not as horrible as it sounds. I've had an earache for several days and last night the pain was agonising. This morning with a hot compress I managed to shift the pain a bit and then there was the curious sensation of water in my ear--a sure precursor to my ear drum rupturing. I am hoping it will go ahead and happen because then the pressure in my eustachian tube will go away. The down side is I'll have what looks like snot running from my ear hole for about 24 hours but the reduction in pain and pressure is worth it. Don't worry, I've been through this before. My ear drum has ruptured twice of its own accord and one I had it lanced to relieve the pressure--huge mistake. I realized this the moment someone had to hold my head in a headlock to keep me from moving. Plus when the scalpel nicked my ear drum it hurt a million times worse than a rupture on its own. So here I wait, hoping it will go ahead and explode or I'll have to see the doctor.