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Re: How was your day?
« Reply #50 on: April 26, 2011, 10:20:16 PM »
This is how it went. She looked in my good ear. "Ok, looks fine." Looked in the other and said, "Oh boy."
I did this:  :daiba: "Give it to me straight doc. Am I going to have to learn sign language?"
She followed by saying it was very inflamed and made me tilt my head all sorts of ways and concluded with, "Well, you blow out your ear drum. But don't worry it will heal on it's own over the course of a few weeks. Def. go see a specialist." So, as long as I don't go deaf I'll be thrilled.

Shhhhiiiiiiit.
Ear injuries can be fucking painful and disorienting. Let me add in my hope along with everyone else here that you not only heal but that you don't suffer any permanent loss either.


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Re: How was your day?
« Reply #51 on: April 26, 2011, 10:59:30 PM »
Dude Proj that really sucks.  Doesn't sound fun at all.  It's reassuring that it can heal naturally though.  Hopefully it does so hastily.  Let us know what the specialist says, and take it easy.

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Re: How was your day?
« Reply #52 on: April 27, 2011, 01:07:02 AM »
This is how it went. She looked in my good ear. "Ok, looks fine." Looked in the other and said, "Oh boy."
I did this:  :daiba: "Give it to me straight doc. Am I going to have to learn sign language?"
She followed by saying it was very inflamed and made me tilt my head all sorts of ways and concluded with, "Well, you blow out your ear drum. But don't worry it will heal on its own over the course of a few weeks. Def. go see a specialist." So, as long as I don't go deaf I'll be thrilled.
A couple of things.  Don't despair, and try not to panic.  There are options as they are possibilities.  I DJ'd for 8 years, and ended up blowing up my ear drum at a gig.  At first it was frightening, but after several months, I ended up loosing 20-30% of hearing on my right ear. It took time, but I've regained most of it through time.  I haven't gotten checked since, but I feel ok and I hear no difference.  I did however stopped performing for obvious reasons, but I guess the best thing I can say to you is to play it safe and follow your doctors orders.  I'm sure you'll be back to the old hearing self soon.  Good luck dude.

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Re: How was your day?
« Reply #53 on: June 02, 2016, 01:40:34 PM »
Stepped into a Birch coffee shop by my workplace for a Chai Latte. There was a customer ahead of me in line and no one behind me. She was talking to the barista fellow, so I looked around the counter. Checked my phone, responded to a text. "Stay away from those donuts" I said in my head cos they recently started stocking stuff from Dough (love the Hibiscus flavor donut). They were still talking and heard them discuss sleep patterns when they drink tea vs coffee. Looked around the counter a little and noticed a trivia on a small chalk board - How many movies did Stanley Kubrick direct? ... Aha! decent question I thought and started to count in my head. 13 was going to be my answer (just checked and it's actually 16 ... didn't count his shorts). Ohh wait, they were still talking and now it was something about these new long boards that come with a motor you could also control through an app on your phone. Checked my phone, 14 mins since my text reply. I was still the only customer behind her. Shook my head, walked out. As I got closer to the door I could hear the barista ask her if she was interested in getting a coffee or anything. I get how there was no sense of urgency in taking the order compared to a DD or Starbucks but I didn't want to be rude and interrupt their conversation, at the same time, part of me expected the barista to ask me if I wanted something. Question to you guys, should I have done something different or have you experienced something of this sort?

Speaking of hearing problems, I noticed a slight ringing sound in my ear after a 14/15 hour flight in December. Initially I didn't think much of it cos I thought it was due to a strain from cabin pressure (when the plane descends real quick) but it stuck on. A month became two and out of concern, I did some reading online about it. It's tinnitus, it's a little more prominent in my left ear and I guess I'll have to get used to it.
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Re: How was your day?
« Reply #54 on: June 02, 2016, 03:59:06 PM »
I dont know but I one thing I've had to get used to is what they call "floaters" in ones eye. Basically I've noticed these annoying little transparent squiggly type things in my vision, mainly when viewing something bright or a flat surface.It's super annoying, and the more I move my eyes around the more noticeable they are. Like shadows passing around. Sometimes I'll think there's a fly buzzing around me only to realize it's just these damn eye things. More than once I've waved my hand around trying to swipe away at non existant bug.

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Re: How was your day?
« Reply #55 on: June 02, 2016, 04:45:59 PM »
Question to you guys, should I have done something different or have you experienced something of this sort?

You can't be serious. You should have interrupted them after 30 seconds. Maybe one minute if you were extra polite.

A month became two and out of concern, I did some reading online about it. It's tinnitus, it's a little more prominent in my left ear and I guess I'll have to get used to it.

You should probably go see a doctor. Online self-medication is really not very smart.

I dont know but I one thing I've had to get used to is what they call "floaters" in ones eye.

Get used to them. It's a very common affliction. If you're lucky they'll eventually fall at the bottom of your eye and will be less visible.

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Re: How was your day?
« Reply #56 on: June 02, 2016, 05:20:37 PM »
Speaking of hearing problems, I noticed a slight ringing sound in my ear after a 14/15 hour flight in December. Initially I didn't think much of it cos I thought it was due to a strain from cabin pressure (when the plane descends real quick) but it stuck on. A month became two and out of concern, I did some reading online about it. It's tinnitus, it's a little more prominent in my left ear and I guess I'll have to get used to it.

I have this, and some cases are treatable if you go to the doctor in the first few months. It can be a symptom of a variety of problems. Mine was probably due to stress, although in the period it showed up I constantly fasted for several hours a day and was routinely exposed to loud noise, all of which can cause tinnitus. It really sucks but I guarantee you'll get used to it in case it doesn't go away.

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Re: How was your day?
« Reply #57 on: June 03, 2016, 03:00:09 PM »
You can't be serious. You should have interrupted them after 30 seconds. Maybe one minute if you were extra polite.

Thanks for the tip, I'll try to be a badass if it happens again.

I went back today. The place was busier with this other barista I've seen before, she's pretty efficient. Yesterday there were two barista dudes chatting up the girl ahead of me. In other news, I'm def doing something wrong when I enunciate my name, old cup vs the cup from today -



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You should probably go see a doctor. Online self-medication is really not very smart.

I have this, and some cases are treatable if you go to the doctor in the first few months. It can be a symptom of a variety of problems. Mine was probably due to stress, although in the period it showed up I constantly fasted for several hours a day and was routinely exposed to loud noise, all of which can cause tinnitus. It really sucks but I guarantee you'll get used to it in case it doesn't go away.

Got it guys, I'll look ENT doctors next week or the week after depending on my work schedule. Speaking of loud music, for the first ... I guess, 7 years, I'd go to shows and watch bands without wearing earplugs. It's only something I started last year and I wish I didn't take small things like that casually or for granted early on. Since last year I've been carrying a small plastic case with a set and they're constantly on me.
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Re: How was your day?
« Reply #58 on: June 17, 2016, 05:32:54 PM »
Utterly devastated. I was cheering for my country against Czech republik, we had 2-0, and then cause of couple of idiots all went to hell. Incredibly dissapointed.