As part of my hearing aid earmould replacement saga, I had to go to the GP this morning to get my ears syringed. I have had a lot of procedures done to my ears during my life, but I’ve never had to have irrigation done before. Due to my stupidly deformed inner ear workings, it was really uncomfortable – my extra-problematic left ear started bleeding during the procedure, and my extra-sensitive right ear has been aching for the rest of the day.
I also made the mistake of consulting Dr Internet afterwards, which told me that you should never have ear irrigation carried out if you have deformed eardrums, and now I’m a bit paranoid because nobody told me that before I went ahead with it.
Anyway, a combination of paracetamol and time seems to have helped with the pain, so I will head back to the hospital tomorrow in the hope that they’ll take the earmould impressions this time. One of my cracked moulds actually split in half when I was putting my aids in this morning, making it a bit uncomfortable to wear, so hopefully I’ll be able to get the replacement moulds sooner rather than later.
The rest of the day has been spent catching up with writing and editing. It’s going to be a bit of a hectic week, but I’ve got everything scheduled in – just need to keep zipping along.
Today’s earworm playlist:
Duran Duran – New Religion
Post Malone and Swae Lee – Sunflower
Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield – What Have I Done To Deserve This?
George Ezra – Shotgun
Ariana Grande – 7 Rings
The Housemartins – Build
Westlife – Hello My Love
Marshmello and Bastille – Happier
Lewis Capaldi – Grace
Rita Ora – Anywhere
Martin Garrix and Khalid – Ocean
Ava Max – Sweet But Psycho
Halsey – Without Me
David Guetta and Sia – Titanium
Jean McCarthy – I Own It
Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved