and we have…

an EAR INFECTION!  I haven’t had the pleasure of an ear infection since…I don’t know…I was three and they did my second set of tubes and an adenoidectomy.  It’s fucking miserable.  Miserable enough that my good ole family doctor wrote me a vicodin prescription without me even asking.  I had no idea until I got to the pharmacy.

I can only hope hope hope that I feel better by 5 PM tomorrow.  You know, so my ear drum doesn’t rupture on the flight or something.

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~ by Larisa on October 9, 2009.

6 Responses to “and we have…”

  1. that is terrible! I am so sorry. Wishing you a speedy recovery and a wonderful trip! Doesn’t it make you feel awful knowing our little babies get ear infections. No wonder they are so hard to deal with when they have them!

  2. And the hits just keep on coming. Not fair. Not fair one bit. I seriously hope that this is the last of it. I’m pleading with the universe to make this run of (insert word here that is more impactful than shitacular) stuff immediately ceases.

    You hop on that plane tomorrow, take that Vicodin, and order up yourself a hefty drink. And when you wake up…you will be in a land far, far away and all of this madness will be a distant memory. That’s what I am hoping for.

    Have a safe trip, be well, and enjoy the hell out of yourself. You truly deserve it. Can’t wait to hear all about it when you return.

  3. I get an ear infection every other year. Weird anatomy, I’ve been told. Anyways…Sudafed, if you can stand the side effects, to help it drain, ibuprofen for the inflammation, and take the vicodin! Hope it clears up quickly and that you aren’t miserable. Have a wonderful trip!

  4. Oh no! I have sort of a similar history (adenoids removed, many sets of tubes, etc), and flying is always a crapshoot- even if I feel fine sometimes my ears are in so much pain. After many years I have come up with my own flying “cocktail” (which is similar to what Not Your Aunt B wrote): 1 Mucinex/Guaifenesin a few hours before flight, 2 Advil (though you have your vicodin, so enjoy that!) and a Sudafed (real pseudoephedrine from behind the pharm counter, not the newer stuff) apx two hours before flight, then again before the flight. If it’s a long flight (4+ hours) I’ll take a few more Advil about an hour before the plane is suppose to land. Yup, I’m a pill-popping fool when I fly, but it’s so much better than dealing with extremely painful eardrum popping. Oh, and I bring 2+ bottles of water and drink all through take-off and landing since this is the only way I’ve been able to get my ears to “pop” before the pressure really builds. Gum, etc has never worked for me.
    I hope your meds kick in and you have no problems with the flight and that your trip is wonderful!!!

  5. I agree with the other commenters–take some kind of decongestant and go for the Vicodin! Let the other grown ups handle BabyHope on the flight 🙂

    I’m really really sorry! Here’s one thing: it can only get better right???

  6. Oh dear! A broken foot and an ear infection, what a way to start a trip. I hope things only get better from here on!

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