That Freakin’ Ear Troll is Resilient!
Unfortunately the “ear troll” is raging once more… It had gotten to the point that the pain had subsided. I still had all the other symptoms, but at least the pain had gotten under control. Unfortunately I finished my last antibiotic pills on the weekend, and it wasn’t long after that the pain started to creep back in. I’m on an antibiotic ear drop now, but it looks like I may end up needing a referral to a specialist as the pain is still escalating. As always, I’ll keep y’all posted on how things are going. I am feeling super frustrated though. This has been going on since the fifth, and it’s now the 31st – that’s almost an entire month for something most folk get over within a week. Clearly something isn’t right. The good news though? The doctor said that my right eardrum looks really good, that it’s weathered it all really well, and he’s positive it will make it through without long term damage (the news isn’t so bright for the left – which is the one which is perforated and causing the most pain). As always though, I’m determined to focus on the positive. Now to text the hubby and see if he’ll heat up the “rice sock” so I can apply a nice warm compress while I wait for some pain killers to kick in.
Posted on July 31, 2012, in Just a Note and tagged antibiotic, antibiotic ear drops, chronic, chronic earache, chronic pain, ear ache, ear infection, ear pain, ear problems, ear trouble, earache, eardrum, perforated ear drum, perforated eardrum. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.