Posted in special things on February 10, 2009|
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OK, this is a strange post, but I am so amazed. . . . Almost two weeks ago, my right ear became suddenly, noticeably stopped up and hard to hear in. We read about it (ear wax clogs) on the internet, and started putting drops in and flushing it out, to mostly no avail.
I guess it’s not a huge deal, but it was adding stress to my life really, and i was about ready to visit a dr about it. Then tonight, i took a long, hot bath while reading aloud John 1-5 in Russian (so it was a really looooong bath). When i got out, i tried wiggling around the ear and finger-suctioning it. and I could hear! well almost. the plug didn’t come out and sometimes it would fall back into place. So right way, Vitaliy started flushing it out again with warm water. Soon a huge wax plug came out!
Then! i’d been noticing a little worse hearing on the other ear, so we did that one, too, while the wax was still soft from the hot bath. And an even HUGER wax plug came out of that ear!!!
oh. my. word. i think i have been half-deaf most of my life! i can hear everything now! my typing sounds like elephants trampling. pouring a cup of water sounds like a waterfall rushing. hearing vitaliy and myself talking is like we are using microphones.
I know it’s funny, but i do want to thank God. I was getting weary of this condition, and now He’s used it to give me better hearing than ever. And I want to thank Him for answering my prayers about getting the plug(s) to come out–one that i didn’t even know i had.
now for the gross part. i actually photographed the wax plugs that came out. Ok, I’m a midwife-wanna-be, so i can stand a little grossness. Hope you can too 😉
right plug on swab was fully plugging my right ear. the left plug, larger, was in the ear I could still hear "normally" in!
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