I used to think ear infections were kind of silly. I think it’s because you usually hear about children getting them, so then when someone talks about getting one I immediately think something like, “Suck it up. Ear infections are for children, you can handle it.” Well, karma is a bitch.
Ear infections are THE WORST!
I have literally never been in so much pain in my entire life. Half the time I feel like I’m about to burst into tears from the pain, but then I really try to hold back because I read that crying can just make you feel worse (since it makes your head all stuffy and thus makes your ear feel worse.. it kind of makes sense).
When I went to the doctor she wouldn’t even give me antibiotics. The conversation went something like this:
“Wow, there’s A LOT of fluid in your ear. It’s definitely infected. Ear infections can be EXTREMELY painful. But we won’t give you antibiotics because we only give those to people with a fever. Wait it out.”
I’ve spent half the last couple of days sitting in bed feeling sorry for myself. (Pathetic, I know.) Then feeling even MORE sorry for myself because I feel worse when I lay down. But I don’t want to sit up and work either because WAAAAA IT HURTS!!
I feel like I’m five years old again with all the moping and sniffling I’ve been doing lately. I had no idea that an ear infection would bring me down so much.
I did finally manage to pick up some decent pain killers from the pharmacy. But I’m only allowed to use them for three days so this bitch of an infection better be gone by then! >:(
On the bright side… I’m upgrading my computer!
Coding God and I decided to do full computer upgrades (except graphics cards, since we did that recently already). I’m mostly excited about the new CPU and RAM I’ll be getting. Mine are a few years old now so this should be a decent upgrade!
A book to pull me out of the slump?
I’ve been in the worst book slump ever. I’ve quit sooo many books in the last few months, it’s insane. I’m sick of reading crappy books and then wondering if the book is in fact actually crappy or if it’s just ME making it crappy because I’m in a weird slump. BUT! I may have found a book to ease my suffering.
The Body Electric by Beth Revis
I’m about 30% through this book now and I’m LOVING it! It’s intense, different, and there may be conspiracies afoot! I should have known Beth Revis would make everything better.