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.
Tue 7 Jul, 2015 06:54 pm
You lost me with the "I can't swallow" remark, you knew I'd go there!
Tue 7 Jul, 2015 07:39 pm
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.
Tue 7 Jul, 2015 07:45 pm
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"