Silence getting old

I know, I know. I have an infection of the middle ear, which has been on for nearly a fortnight now. The symptoms are tedious, and involve unpredictable and incapacitating giddiness, rising to occasional vomiting, and steady, well-established stupidity even when I am capable of speech and movement. So I am using what energies I have for work, or things that might one day be worked up into work. If this were a properly functioning blog I would ask you to talk amongst yourselves. In any case, normal service will resume as soon as I can.

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5 Responses to Silence getting old

  1. “unpredictable and incapacitating giddiness, rising to occasional vomiting, and steady, well-established stupidity even when I am capable of speech and movement”

    I dunno, that sounds like me on a _good_ day.

  2. RupertG says:

    Infection of the middle ear
    Left Andrew feeling rather queer
    The room spun round, the gullet rose
    And limpets mined his limpid prose
    He didn’t mind. He knew the score
    From evenings out with Radio Four

  3. You have my sympathies. I had a terrible ear infection a few weeks ago.

  4. Mrs Tilton says:

    Sorry to hear you’re ill; get well soon. One word of medical advice, if I may. Boring into your inner ear with a power drill to relieve the pressure might seem like a useful therapy. But I can’t recommend it; too great a chance of complications.

  5. Jaliya says:

    Oh, you poor dear. I’ve had my share. I recall my family’s longtime physician (of 43 years) telling a story about the time he had terrible tinnitus and vertigo, and was staggering along a sidewalk … He launched himself at a utility pole, grabbing at it like a toddler who will NOT let go of your leg. A cop came along and snarked at him to sober up and get along … My MD had to pull some ID out of his pocket (leaving only one arm to grasp the post!) … down he went. Mortifying in the moment and hilarious as a long-ago story … 😀

    These infections are a terrible drag … sort of like going on a great big bender, without any of the fun.

    Be well …

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