Madness and Noise

Every so often, I get a really bad blockage in my ear(s). “Bad” as in “Cannot Hear in the affected ear.”

Usually, I can clear it out with a little OTC ear cleaner and a warm/hot water flush in the shower.

Sometimes not.

This week has been a “not” time. I’ve tried 4 different ear cleaner solutions, warm water, hot water…everything. Today I’m going to the doctor before the slight tinitus and lack of hearing drives me any crazier, and makes me any crankier.
And thinking of cranky :

I grabbed the wrong shirt and forgot my coffee this morning. The shirt I had on was missing a button at the top and has a hole in the right side. So off to WallyWorld on the way to work.

Of course, the WallyWorld that I can call “on the way to work” is also near the *MAJOR* road construction. The signs were calling for a 25-min delay on that road. Well, shit.

The good news is the lanes to the WalMart were open, and i know a back way or two from there. Got two new shirts for $30, one of which is on me now, then took the back roads to Cup-A-Joe, where a Tall Triple Mocha Latte was purchased post-haste.

I was only 15 mins late to work, too. Now to cover a call for someone else (who said he could take the call *grr*), and try to catch up.

But of course, adding insult to injury, I have to go to the bathroom, and the concall is just starting…

Gonna be one of those mornings.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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2 Responses to Madness and Noise

  1. beccaj says:

    my mama’s father was a doctor. one day, a regular (lady) patient of his brought in her husband. it was his first time ever going to a doctor. he finally came in because he had a kidney stone or some other super-painful affliction going on. incidentally, the man was almost totally deaf. papa asked his patient’s wife how long her hubby had experienced these hearing troubles…she told him it had begun about 19 or 20 years ago and had grown progressively worse the entire time.

    papa (obviously) took a look at the man’s ears to see if he could get any ideas about what was wrong. turns out the man had enormous blockages of wax in both ear canals. papa took his water-gun-thing and, with no trouble whatsoever, flushed the blockages out right away. the man’s hearing was restored to near-perfect within 25 minutes.

  2. gukacayuga says:

    I’ve got tinitus.. from forgetting to put in my earplugs at the shooting range a few years ago. I’ve found out this much about tinitus…caffene, stress, and how tired you are all affect it. Also, taking aspirin increases it. Your blood sugar level affects it as well. The scary part is, it can also be an indicator of high blood pressuere.

    I don’t know what yours sounds like, but mine sounds like high pitched transistor tubes like they used to put in TV sets. When I’m really tired it’s so loud it drives me nuts.

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