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Can't Swallow.

 
 
Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 10:24 am
Went to see my Doc at lunchtime, as I've had weird things happening with my right ear for the past week while I was in France.

It would come and go, and I would suddenly notice that the hearing in the right plughole would only get the tinny stuff, and no bass.

Very strange.

Anyway, I went to see the Doc and after a quick probing, she diagnosed an infection and prescribed an antibiotic earspray.

I picked up the jollop from the Chemist on the way back home, and read the label as I assembled the spray bottle, just to make sure I did everything correctly. It read.....

5ml Otomize Spray.
Use one spray into the affected ear(s) THREE times a day for FIVE days.
DO NOT SWALLOW.


I sprayed the first lot at 1pm, and am due to do the next one soon.

My throat is ever so dry now and any and all saliva has been deposited either down the sink or out in the herbacious border.

I am also feeling slightly dehydrated, but should manage this not swallowing thing OK, as there are only Four and a half days to go.


Ear still feels hot and the outside world is still tinny, but I will survive.

Us men know how to suffer in silence, y'know.

 
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 10:47 am
The lager in the fridge is now calling to me.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 10:53 am
@Lordyaswas,
You're going to get pretty hungry and thirsty

https://jacobbmurphy.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/picture-201.png
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 10:54 am
@ehBeth,
Eh?

Funky on Thursday, you say?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 11:45 am
@Lordyaswas,
It probably meant shouldn't dress up as this guy, but I bet that boat's already sailed.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 12:01 pm
@izzythepush,
Half past two.


And why is everybody whispering.
Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 02:22 pm
Hey Lordy, When I had radiation on my throat, I couldn't swallow either. Don't worry about a thing. I'm still alive (more or less, give or take). You'll be fine.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 03:05 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Just realised this did not accompany my post as intended.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/00/Welcome_Swallow_Sherwood_Aug05.jpg
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 03:14 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Lordyaswas wrote:

The lager in the fridge is now calling to me.


Just don't pour it into your ear and everything will be fine.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 03:19 pm
@Roberta,
If you were here right now, Roberta, I'd buy you a pint.


Class act, you are.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 03:20 pm
Just about to administer the 10pm spray.


Still suffering in manly silence.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 06:37 pm
@Lordyaswas,
remember to number your orifices properly so as not to confuse them.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 06:45 pm
@farmerman,
I'm among the worried well, for now, of course, but I fear that there is a possibility Lordy is right to worry. If so, move along from that box, Lordy.
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jcboy
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 06:54 pm
@Lordyaswas,
You lost me with the "I can't swallow" remark, you knew I'd go there! Cool
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georgeob1
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 07:39 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Ear infections can have a wide variety of side effects both on your hearing and your equilibrium. They're hard to treat sometines because infections can be lodged within the ear or the eustacheon tubes connecting the inner ear and your throat where the antibodies in your blood or antibiotics you are taking can't or just don't reach them. Medicines that reduce swelling in these canals can cause a dry/sore throat. A runaway infection can cause a perforated eardrum (gathering pain followed by sudden relief). They usually heal OK. Persistence is often required in treating them. I'm no doctor, but these were an occupational hazard in aviation, and that's where I got the experience.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 07:45 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

remember to number your orifices properly so as not to confuse them.


That reminds me of the old joke that went around when we had a very popular clothing chainstore called C & A in every High Street.


Two village idiots, chatting.

Fred "Why have you painted L on one shoe, and R on the other?"

Bob " So I can tell which one is left and which one is right."

Fred " So THAT is why my missus buys my underpants at C & A"


NoahValentine
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 10:08 pm
If you have time to write this post , why dont you go to see your doc ? ,it's better asking your health issues here
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 11:08 pm
@NoahValentine,
See my dog? Course I can see him. He's asleep on the couch that he's not allowed up on.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2015 11:13 pm
6am spray just administered. My right ear has now got wise and decided to play up a bit as the spray bottle neared its target.

Managed to overcome this and hold head still for long enough.

I shall have to sneak up on it next time.

Manly silence enduring, apart from my immediate neighbours who now know, the local policeman (just in case), and the lady who walks her dog in the mornings who happens to be a paramedic.

She knows how much I'm suffering.
FBM
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jul, 2015 12:22 am
I prescribe an unladen African swallow.

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