Crappy Start to the Year
I feel cursed. I recently posted about going to urgent care for my ear. Well, I woke up yesterday with my ear swelled shut and in immense pain, and I just knew it was a full-blown ear infection. I didn’t feel comfortable going to the same urgent care, so I had my husband take me to a different one, which was like night and day. The first was run down, and the second was what you’d expect for urgent care.
When the doctor went to inspect my ear, she proclaimed, “that is a massive ear infection,” within 2 seconds. So I’m not only on antibiotic ear drops but oral antibiotics, and I’m taking ibuprofen and using warm compresses. The consensus is that the first urgent care didn’t sanitize properly, or the liquid they used in my ear when they irrigated it was contaminated. And that the first doctor must have suspected as much because why else would he give me the prescription for the ear drops? When he first inspected my ear, he said there was no redness or infection.
I don’t remember ear infections being so painful as a child. I would take one of my migraines, even the worst of the worst of them, over this any day!