Monday, February 19, 2007

Stupid Ear

I'm sure none of you really want to see this, but I think I need to write a post about why I've been a fat slacker. I haven't been able to grapple since Dec 2nd. In the tournament, second match, my ear got caught and pulled forward. It got a little "ripped up" underneath. A bunch of fluid built up, and as usual, I didn't give it enough time to heal. It got infected.

I'm on my 3rd week of anti-biotics, which seemed to be working. Last night, it "popped". I woke up when Liz tried to do her usual "pirating". You know, snuggling up and almost pushing me off the bed. I felt a bunch of crusty stuff on my ear, and it totally freaked me out. I think this might be a good thing, but I'm a little unsure yet. The clinic is closed till tomorrow. Since I'm poor and can only afford Kaiser, where they don't really spend more than 10 seconds diagnosing anything, I'm a little nervous about what could be going on. We'll see........
A day post-"pop"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I'm no doctor but from the looks of it you should be OK. Since your system is pumped up on antibiotics you shouldn't worry about some crazy infection.

Actually, it looks pretty clean, all things considered. Just keep it that way and wash it periodically and I think you'll get to keep your ear ;).


6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and I forgot to mention....DAAAAAAAAAMMN


7:00 PM  
Blogger Diane Harrington said...

post pop looks better than pre but drainage in the middle picture looks infected continue warm soaks and antibiotic ointment and I think it is time for the ENT. You may require a swirch to a cefelasporin antibiotic instaed of doxycycline. I think it is much better since pre antibiotics but this has been a long time healing so a specialist is in order that way you can get back to your stuff

10:50 AM  

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