I’ve had an ear/jaw ache for a little over a week now and sinus problems going back before the PwaJ. Yesterday I was sitting here, minding my own business doing some work when it felt like someone stuck a hot poker in my ear.
I took some more Advil and told myself if it still hurt I’d go to the docs today. Last night while demonstrating a surface dive in five and a half feet of water, the silly ear hurt more. (I can usually handle about 12-14 feet with no problem.)
I went to the doctor today. Two ear infections (one with a small tear in the ear drum – hence the searing pain) and a sinus infection.
I’m kind of sick of ear infections. I get them once or twice a year…don’t people grow out of them as kids?
I was thinking about other “kid” illnesses that I’m still prone to (and sick of!) here are three of them:
- Ear infections. (Otitis Media) Seriously? BE GONE! I’m [insert age well into adulthood here] and so over getting them.
- Pink Eye. (Conjunctivitis) Knock on wood it’s been about a year, but this childhood malady needs to by the way of the T-Rex.
- Coxsackievirus. (HFMD) This one really sucks as a grown up and apparently it can lay dormant in your system for a long time. I haven’t gotten this one on my hands or feet in a long time – the eczema is bad enough thankyouverymuch, but the fever blisters in the mouth blow the goat.
Ok I’m done whining now. I’m going to take more Advil, drink some tea and have soup for lunch.
What childhood illnesses do you wish would leave you alone? Alternately, which ones do you not miss?