Tuesday, June 8

i am not a wimp, i swear

but i have an ear infection and i want to pull a van gogh and cut the freaker off.
over a week ago when my ear started hurting. i am sort of prone to ear infections- swimmers ear to be exact- and can usually get rid of them before they get bad by using wally's ear oil, but i was out. so my friend gave me some essential oils to use. and they worked pretty good, then i got wally's and it worked pretty good too. saturday my ear was fine. then sunday came. and then sunday night. and with sunday night came extreme pain. from an ear infection? really? i know it sounds wimpy, but i could not sleep. i have decided that i prefer labor to this ear infection. around 4 am luke found me downstairs on the couch, in a ball, miserable. he gave me a blessing and turned on the history channel and i fell asleep for a couple hours. but woke up in pain. i got to the dr's and got some drops which are slowly helping to fight the infection. slowly.
and luke, well, he gets the medal of honor. he took yesterday and today off work to take the girls off my hands. he is my hero. yesterday he took the girls to the beach, to his chiropractors appointment, to dinner, thru the carwash for the first time, and to the mall. hero status. they came home so happy and toting these little japanesse umbrellas they had been wanting. so cute.
they are at the beach today and i am resting/bored/in pain/blogging. for some reason writing about it makes me feel a bit better. might have to post again tonight to make a full recovery. ;)

11 comments:

liko said...

i'm sorry. as soon as i saw the van gogh i knew it was no joke. hope it feels better soon. no fun being down and out. did the doc suggest tubes or anything?? i remember doug flushing his ears with alcohol in centroamerica to prevent any kind of weird infection. that oil sounds more natural.

echo said...

ear infections seriously are the WORST PAIN IN THE WORLD!!! i totally agree with you there.
get better soon.

Megan and Keli'i said...

That sucks Ash! I want to cut my lungs out right now too...they burn like crazy! What the freak?

Uh, I don't want to freak you out, but have you seen "Brokedown Palace" and that girl gets a bad ear infection and really a roach crawled in her ear and made the pain unbearable? Okay, hopefully that's not you.

Smiths said...

Not a wimp- ear aches are close to labor pain, especially pregos when pain meds are frowned upon. So sorry. Glad you're on the getting better end of it.

Mariko said...

Maybe the ear infection has something to do with the last post. :)
Dang. I've never had an ear infection (ummm, knock on wood) but I so believe in antibiotics. Hopefully you'll have beaten it soon.

Jill said...

Oh man I had ear infection in April ... it was misery!!! MISERY!!! I feel for you!!!

a mermaid said...

yes sir i had one when ambrose was a little guy and i would just sit in the middle of his room, holding my head with both hands, crying on and off and hope to the heavens that he would just magically play toys and leave me alone!

for me it was wax build up too from too much sand and wind at the beach. sick huh. but it looked super cool when they got it all out. like rocks. nast.

now you know way to much about me... but... did it make you forget your ear for a second while you were gagging?? nice.

Jen C. said...

I completely understand where you are coming from. Before I got my wisdom teeth out last summer I would get excruciating ear aches and would sit and just rock back and forth because of the pain. Nothing would help. :o( I hope that you feel better soon.

Heide Ho! said...

hey ash. i don't know if you know or even remember me. i think we were in the same ward for a bit at BYUH. anyway, i'm not blog stalking you i promise, i just saw your blog from the naihes or betsy i dunno, but i wanted to tell you that my sis had a gecko crawl into her ear and she said it was squirming around and all she could get out was the tail. at least that's not you!

heidi said...

I love the moffats. i want to play on sand cliffs too. congrats on the bun & hope the ear infection goes away soon...gives more sympathy for the kiddos when they have them. luke rocks.
ps we are coming to hi next december (beau's running the marathon) i'm up for a reunion for sure. where's your new house?

Missy said...

I just have to say that 1) hope you are feeling better by now and 2) ear infections are THE MOST PAINFUL thing on the planet. I feel for you.