Normally, this is the kind of thing I would put in the "Today's Randomness" section to the left. But this seemed worthy of a post unto itself. Not sure why. Maybe 'cause it's late, and things just seem worthier. Yeah. It's a word. 'Cause I. said. so.
Chloe and I both went to the Doctor today for ear aches. Actually, one of mine was achy, one of them was just really stopped up. Since we have been swimming, like, every single day, I assumed we both had ear infections or swimmer's ear.
I'm happy to report that Chloe's ears were clear and healthy. She is, however, sprouting some molars in the back of her mouth, which can make her ears hurt. Nothing a little baby Tylenol can't handle.
I, on the other hand, have two problems. One of them, I will not discuss here 'cause it's just too embarrassing, ya'll. Let's just say the words "ear candling" were tossed around. I've never done it before, but I'm willing to try.
In my other, more achy ear, she looked inside and said, "Ouch! Your ear canal is inflamed!"
Lots of stuff flashed through my mind, "Serious infection? Spider crawled into my ear in my sleep and bit it? Amputation necessary?" (Yes, ya'll, those thoughts actually did flash through my mind.)
"Have you been using Q-tips recently?"
What flashed through my mind next was a memory movie reel, with me as the main character, cramming a q-tip down my ear trying to get the water out. It had been swishing there for 2 days, and I was tired of hearing the Spongebob Squarepants theme song every time I tilted my head.
Apparently, I attacked the ear too "vigorously" and now, I'm hurtin', ya'll.
A little embarrassing. A little painful. There are worse way to be humbled.
Have any of you ever tried ear candling? Where does one purchase an ear candle (if that's actually what one is supposed to purchase)? What does it do? Does it hurt? I'm a big baby about this stuff, ya'll, so humor me here.
**UPDATE*** I have officially purchased my first set of ear candles, and I am quite thrilled with their inexpensivity. I know it's not a word. But it should be, don't ya think? So now I'm just waiting for a volunteer to offer to come pull wax out of my ear with a hot flame. Any takers?