Ear Today, Gone Tommorow

If you haven’t heard from me this past week, don’t worry.  It isn’t anything personal. I can’t hear from me either.

As per the norm, I caught a cold right after the marathon.  This is something I expected.  When you beat your body up like that, the immune system is weakened.  Toss in sub-50 degree weather, cold, wet, damp, and nice strong winds coming off a big body of water and you’ve got yourself the perfect conditions for a cold.  So on Tuesday, the cold settled in and hasn’t left.

Unfortunately, and not per the norm, I lost hearing in my left ear.  Everything is dull and muffled, swallowing brings crackling sounds, etc.  I have to remember to make sure my left side isn’t facing people when they talk to me.  I even had some trouble with the right ear for a while but that faded away and I didn’t think much of it.

This happened to me once before when I flew back from my brother’s wedding while having a cold.  That cleared up after a couple of days.  This one has lingered for over a week and I started losing the right again this morning.  So off to the doctor I went.

Verdict?  No damage, no infection.  Just lots of fluid in the eustachian tubes.  Decongestants are the order of the day.  Oh, and it might take 2 to 3 weeks to clear up.

Peachy.

I said, PE … oh, forget it.

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