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December 30th, 2010


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02:20 am - In retrospect, this was just as disturbing as it sounds.
Well, that was an experience.

I just spent a couple of hours at a hospital emergency ward because a bug flew into my ear and couldn't get out.

And then it died and the doctor had to vacuum it out. (Using a special... ear vacuum thing).

Though at least that was an improvement over earlier, when I could feel it flapping around inside my ear. I don't particularly want to do that again.

Yeah, I think I've had quite enough of being a living urban legend for one night.
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From:drakyndra
Date:December 29th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
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It was not how I had intended to spend my evening.
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From:notalwaysweak
Date:December 29th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
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Yuck. I realise that's not a significant contribution to the discussion, but yuck.
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From:drakyndra
Date:December 30th, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
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It's a pretty good summary of things, though.
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From:fireflyfaery
Date:December 30th, 2010 06:42 am (UTC)
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I had a patient once who came in with an ant in her ear. We spent half an hour running around trying to find the parrafin liquid - apparently you're supposed to use something oil-based to kill the beasty and float it out at the same time. Me and the then-intern cheerfully returned with our conquest to find that the ant was, in fact, already crawling around on her cheek.

The moral of the story : A bottle of olive oil is a useful thing.

Also, I have never seen one of those vacuum things for ears, but it sounds awfully useful.
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From:drakyndra
Date:December 30th, 2010 07:05 am (UTC)
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We were at the Ear and Eye hospital, so they might have more specialised equipment for that sort of thing.
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From:drakyndra
Date:December 30th, 2010 10:02 am (UTC)
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You're such a kind and loving friend.

It was a weirdly amusing experience. Except for the part where I could feel it flapping around in my ear. That was freaky.
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From:drakyndra
Date:December 30th, 2010 10:09 am (UTC)
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I think we have somewhat different sense of humour. (I was honestly surprised I didn't end up having nightmares about it all.)
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From:suspicious
Date:December 30th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC)
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Oh my GOD, I can't even imagine how much I would've freaked out if I went through that. Even a bug buzzing by my ear is enough to set me off. I really hope you'll never have to go through any of that ever again!
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From:drakyndra
Date:December 30th, 2010 06:13 pm (UTC)
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It is not an experience I would recommend, certainly.
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From:robotlove
Date:December 31st, 2010 07:05 am (UTC)
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... that... that is definitely not something I want to try. Ever.

Rationally speaking I think I could handle it if it just picked my ear for a deathbed, but to have it FLYING AROUND INSIDE would just drive me crazy.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 1st, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
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Yeah, the flapping was not the most fun thing ever. It caused a certain amount of flailing
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From:robotlove
Date:January 1st, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
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I would've freaked D:
All the same, glad you're okay! <3
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 1st, 2011 02:46 am (UTC)
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I'm glad I'm okay, too.
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From:robotlove
Date:January 1st, 2011 06:06 am (UTC)
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nd'aaaaww - just had to comment again because MATCHING AND ADORABLY APPROPRIATE ICON IN YOUR REPLY

...eta: and then it seems I scrolled to the WRONG one I wanted for *my* reply here :|

Edited at 2011-01-01 06:08 am (UTC)
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 1st, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)
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D'awww cute iconage time.

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