Archive for October 6th, 2014

Injured again! My random encounter with a vine

October 6, 2014

By Matthew E. Milliken
Oct. 6, 2014

I was moping around the house Thursday afternoon when I decided to clean out my ears.

As is so often the case, this had the opposite effect from what I’d intended: The wax was compacted in my right ear, thereby occluding my hearing. I’ve previously described what this is like:

[S]ounds are fuzzier and softer and just harder to make out… [I]t leaves me with the sensation of being trapped in my own head. It also makes me feel slightly dizzy and fatigued.

I’ve been walking around like this for a few days now. There has, however, been a twist: On Friday, without my doing anything, my left ear canal closed up.

My right ear isn’t great, but it’s better than my left ear now. Except sometimes when they switch. It’s all very confusing.

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