prepare4trouble: (bob)
I think I've perforated my eardrum.

Actually, I'm pretty damn sure that's what I've done, because when I blow my nose, I can hear air coming out of my ear, which is incredibly weird.

Oddly, it's actually improved my hearing, I think because the pressure inside has been released and it can't build up again. But it's not the ideal way to solve that problem. The other ear's still bunged up, but I think I've broken the left one.

I rang 111 to see what to do about it. They suggest leaving it a few days to see if it improves, and then going to the doctor on Monday. Though I didn't actually tell them I've perforated it, as I wasn't sure at the time, so I just described the symptoms; pressure gone, awful sound as it happened, earache (which has thankfully gone now) and the buzzing, which is still there. My mum reckons I should go tomorrow. I haven't told her what's happened either, because she'll only yell at me about it.

The trouble with going to the doctor though, is that it would involve calling in sick. I can't get a normal appointment at short notice, they're booked up for about three weeks, so it has to be an emergency appointment, which means ringing at 8am and going whenever they tell you. It's that, or go to the walk in place after work and potentially end up waiting for five hours.

The medical adviser at 111 basically told me I should have gone to the doctor ages ago though, rather than putting up with a cold and probably a chest infection and all the sinus stuff for two months, because everything's connected up, and it;s obviously that that has messed my ears up. She's right, of course. It's just damn difficult to get an appointment when you work full time.

I'm going to Sheffield to see Bryan Adams on Saturday (if I can still hear!) so I'm not sure if it's best to go before or after that. My work know I'm going, so if I call in sick tomorrow, they might think it's to make it a long weekend, which it isn't. If I leave it till Monday, maybe I could give them some warning so that they can make provisions for the fact that I might not be in, or that I might have to arrive late or leave early or whatever.

I'll see how it is tomorrow.

Cold of doom...

Monday, 2 May 2016 00:24
prepare4trouble: (ishida)
My evil cold has taken a new and interesting turn. On Friday afternoon, I noticed I couldn't hear properly out of my left ear. Since then, it's gotten gradually worse, with a buzzing in the ear gradually growing louder and more distracting, and not the other ear joining in. It's kind of like someone's turned down the volume button on the world. So right now I'm typing, and I can barely hear the sound of the keyboard. Luckily, it's a bank holiday, so no work tomorrow and it has another day to clear up. If it's not better on Tuesday, I'm going to have to go into work and just keep asking people to repeat themselves, because I already have tickets to see Civil War Tuesday night, and I can't go after taking a day off sick, in case someone sees me. I'm fairly confident that if it doesn't get worse I'll still be able to hear the movie, because TV hasn't been a major issue. The fact that I still feel like crap is incidental. I need to see the movie!

I should probably go to the doctors though. I'm a bit concerned about this. I don't normally get ear infections.

Ugh

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 00:16
prepare4trouble: (trio)
This cold I have is kicking my ass. And I still have the stupid cough left over from when I had bronchitis a month ago before Disney. And it's actually a month ago now, so this is getting ridiculous. And now I have a headache as well.

I'd love to say I'll have an early night, but it's already gone midnight. Tomorrow. I'll have an early night tomorrow. But yeah, sleep time, I think.

Still ill..

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 19:34
prepare4trouble: (Default)
I still have this stupid chest infection, and to make matters that little bit worse, I'm starting to feel like I'm getting a sore throat, which can be the precursor to losing my voice, which I have only had back for a few days, so I'm feeling a little nervous, what with my holiday being two days away.

To make it all that little bit more fun, these couple of weeks have co-incided with my mum and dad having the living room done, which involves workmen in and out of the house, and tonight my dad is recruiting my help in moving heavy pieces of furniture that barely fit through the doors from from to room so that the floor is clear for the new floor to be laid tomorrow. Unfortunately, I have a bit of a bad back, so there is no way I;m risking injuring it a few days before my holiday, so I managed to help him get the sofa into the garden, but there was no way I was lifting it into the house again, my mum will have to assist with that when she gets home. Besides, ill. Heavy lifting does't exactly aid recovery.

I rand the doctor today and he had done me a prescription for another course of antibiotics, which should keep the major lurgis away while I'm at Disney, so not all there is to do is hide in my room from the construction work taking place downstairs, and try to finish another chapter of my fanfic.

Lurgy

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 14:11
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
I've had to miss the course in Leeds today, I'm just too ill. Not sure what it is, but my head is pounding, sore throat, disgusting cough, feeling dizzy, nausea, just need to sleep. I dragged myself in yesterday but I really shouldn't have.

My mum pointed out that I never got around to getting the flu jab this year. I had a good reason, kind of. When the stem cell people called to say I might be a match for someone, they asked me not to get any tattoos, piercings or injections until I knew one way or another. However, they did get in touch a few months back to say I didn't need to donate, and I still didn't do it. So if its flu, it's my own stupid fault. Dunno if it is though, but whatever it is, it really sucks. I can force myself to type this blog (yes you would be forgiven for asking why I'm bothering!)

I have a horrible feeling I'm still going to be ill on Friday, after that joke I made about calling in sick and watching Daredevil. Heh...

Ugh

Monday, 14 March 2016 23:17
prepare4trouble: (monk)
I'm ill. With the chesty cough, runny nose, achey muscles, itchy eyes and almost definitely going to lose my voice lurgy. I started last night and has been getting progressively worse ever since. Which really sucks because I'm running the branch tomorrow, and I've got to drive to Leeds for a course on Wednesday, so there's not going to be a lot of chance to sit around under a blanket shivering against a hot water bottle.

In other news, out internet and phone line aren't working. They've been funny since the end of last week but it was meant to be fixed by the end of today and it isn't. The say tomorrow now, but I'm getting nervous it's still going to be down on Friday. Thank goodness for the ability to tether my phone, but I'm rinsing my data and probably I can't use it to watch too many episodes of Daredevil when it lands. Crap crap crap.

Right, bed. Fingers crossed I'm better tomorrow.

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Friday, 8 May 2015 20:21
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
I feel kind of crappy. Exhausted and headachey and generally lethargic and rubbish. I've been trying to write, but I just can't concentrate. So then I wound up browsing the internet for DVDs, and I discovered that the 2nd season of Regenesis is out in Italy. So I bought it. It has an English soundtrack though. But there are no other seasons, depressingly. I wonder if I still have the episodes on my old hard drive. I'll have to have a look.

But not right now. I'm finally going to sit down and watch Daredevil...

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