I can’t hear very well in my right ear right now. Blame it on earwax that has been pushed back so much it just had to block the rest of my ear canal. Yes I have tried that those solutions where you put it into your ear and let it dissolve. Apparently, I think that’s what caused it to get pushed so far back in the first place cause some of it probably trickled into my ear and solidified there.
So I’m resorting to being partially deaf right about now and learning how to read lips just in case I miss out on things that I should pick up on. That and the fact I’m making the best out of the situation by amusing myself. There is a certain amount of satisfaction annoying people into repeating what they said by going “Eh? What? Talk into my good ear!!”. Then again, after a while it gets tedious because I really couldn’t make out what they were saying anyway with all the background noise and ringing in my ear.
Mel told me about this glass tube her friend used when she got her ear blocked. Apparently you light one end with fire and as the air gets used up, it creates a small vacumn in the tube that pulls the earwax from the parts of your ear you can’t reach. It sounds workable enough. At least, its more feasible than attaching an actual vacumn cleaner to your ear and hitting the “On” switch. I doubt it’ll just be the earwax coming out after that.
I just got to make sure I light the end of the tube on fire and not my hair. It’s bad enough my hair is short now. I don’t want to lose the rest of it by accidentally lighting my hair on fire and jumping around going “Eeeyaaaarrhhheeeeoooooo!!!!”. The neighbours might think I’m doing some rain dancing ritual or something and get funny ideas.
For now though, I’ll have to resort in putting that solution and hopefully dissolve the earwax enough that it’ll unblock and leak out my ear. Disgusting, but better than having half an ear to hear anyway. The only catch is that I can only do this at night before Mel goes to sleep. Otherwise I might poke my eye out trying to figure out where the bottle goes into my ear. Then again, night is usually the time when I’m most busy.
Suanie: Is it possible to finish it by tonight? It’s a little urgent.
Me: Sure, I suppose I can put the medicine in my ear later.
Me: Yeah, I’m deaf in my right ear.
Suanie: What?! Go put your medicine now!!!
Me: It’s alright, you need it anyway and I doubt that one day would make it any worse for me.
Suanie: You sure or not?
Me: Of course, you can compensate me later.
Of course, one thing I did account for is that I had cuddle therapy that night. You got to admit, when you get to that level of therapy though, not even being deaf in one ear can stop you from listening to the sweet whispers of nothings in the dark and the slow breathing of a dreamless sleep. Which is a whole lot better than that ringing in my ears right about now.